With the launch of LogiKits Unifying Software, Logitech is looking to make its product line of keyboards, mice and other products more attractive to a broader audience.
Unifying includes the Logitech U, LogiKeys U, and Logitech X. The U includes the X2, a larger version of Logistix U, a U, as well as the X3, a compact version of the U. Logitech has a long history of developing keyboards that are designed to be a bit smaller than others.
For instance, Logistiq U is a keyboard that measures just 11mm (2.5 inches) wide by 12mm (3.2 inches) tall and is roughly the size of a U. But the U is also an ideal keyboard for those with smaller hands.
“We know that most people don’t want a huge keyboard for their small hands, so we think the U gives you a great range of customization options,” says Logitech CEO and chief technical officer Matt Stoll.
“You can also add custom features like vibration feedback or a touch pad.”
The U has been in production for several years, with Logitech now manufacturing one million of the smaller U keyboards each month.
When you combine the U with LogiKit software, which is available for Mac and Windows PCs, you can design and customize your own keyboard, mouse and other accessories.
The software is a suite of applications that allows you to create a variety of layouts, like a “traditional” desktop layout, and add buttons, trackpads and other features.
The keyboard software is compatible with Logistik X keyboards, but the mouse and trackpad software is not.
The LogiLab app also offers a lot of customization, which means that it is much easier to change the software and hardware.
The app offers the ability to add keyboard keys, mouse keys, trackpad buttons and other components to a keycap, to add a “switch to switch” function, and to switch between different keyboard layouts.
For example, you could change the keyboard layout to switch the left side of the keyboard to the right side when you type, or to the left when you switch to the middle of the key.
“Our goal is to provide the best possible experience for our users,” says Stoll, adding that the company is also working with some of the world’s top keyboard manufacturers.
“It’s important to us that our users can customize their Logitech keyboards and trackpades, so that we can give them the best keyboard experience they have ever had.”
The Unifying team is working on several new products.
The X2 features a new keyboard layout with four buttons on each side, which adds an extra layer of customization.
The new Logitech Unifying X3 is an additional size of the Unifying U, which can be used to add buttons and track pads.
The Unification U also has a new layout for adding more hardware.
When using the X1, the keyboard added three additional buttons and a touchpad.
The unifying X2 also adds two more buttons and one touchpad, while the X5 adds a new “switch” function to the keycaps.
The company has also made some software updates for the Unified software.
For one, the X4 now includes the “switch-to-switch” feature that allows the user to switch from one keyboard layout or a new one to another.
The user also has the option of changing the “default” keyboard layout by using the LogiPad software.
“For many users, the choice of keyboard layout and the choice between the Unification X3 and the Unifier software is often a difficult one,” says Paul Gros, vice president of engineering and business development at Logitech.
“With the X series, we are working with the best manufacturers and have a dedicated team working to make it easy to use.”
Gros also says the company has been adding new features to the Unifiers software over time.
“One of the major things we are doing is adding new functions and new options to the user experience,” he says.
For now, you won’t have to do any of that manually.
The keypad can now be moved between the left and right sides.
And the keyboard can now change layouts.
“The Unifying products are going to be more than just keyboards,” says Gros.
“They are going a long way to providing users with an experience that is consistent across all their keyboards.”
For instance in the X Series, users can use the keyboard on the left to access a large list of options.
The left side now includes a scroll wheel, a mouse button, an optical trackpad and more.
When the user clicks on a certain item, they can move the cursor to the appropriate place in the list.
“Users will have the flexibility to have a customized experience with their LogiKeyboard experience,” says Geert Litzenberger, vice-president of engineering for