Logitech has been more than busy of late turning out weird and wonderful peripherals, the latest of which is the Z-10 interactive speaker system, a step on from traditional PC speakers.
Looks-wise, they’ve gone for that black polished look that seems to be flavour of the month right now, with the addition of a digital display and mesh speaker grills. No subwoofer – Logitech claims it can offer a rich sound without one. There’s also touch sensitive controls on the speakers, which control your sound and selections, saving you from searching for the right window on the PC to adjust volume, treble and bass, and navigate your music tracks.
However, the really clever bit is the digital display. With a USB cable and some software, you can display track information from popular players, such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, and Musicmatch. The digital display also shows a clock, volume levels, plus other system information from the PC. There’s also four internet radio preset buttons that let you save and recall your favorite net radio stations and playlists. And you can use it as a speaker system for your portable player too.
The Logitech Z-10 is launching in Europe in September, though as yet, we’ve only got a price for the US market, which is $149.99.