CES 2007 CoverageBosco - January 6, 2007
At the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show, Logitech, a leading manufacturer of multimedia speakers, announced the Logitech® X-240 speaker system for the PC. The X-240 PC speaker system features a redesigned control center that includes audio controls for a PC or Mac and serves as a cradle for an iPod® or other MP3 player, PDA or mobile phone. The cradle, which stows away when not in use, makes it easier for people to charge, sync and play their portable device with their PC.
“Logitech understands digital music is changing the way people use their PC and portable devices, so we are developing new concepts that uniquely enhance that experience,” said Jef Holove, Logitech’s vice president of product marketing for audio. “We have optimized the X-240 speakers for digital music enthusiasts by including a convenient, wired control center with an integrated cradle for a favorite portable media device. In addition to delivering great sound for the PC, the X-240 speaker system provides convenience and flexibility when using a portable music player with a PC.”
Control Center Cradle Simplifies Integration between PC and Device
With plug-and-play functionality, the X-240 speaker system allows people to dock their digital device by simply plugging it into the cradle. When their device of choice is docked, people can charge it and sync or play their favorite digital music. And when not in use, the cradle can be stored flush with the control pod.
To ensure a secure fit, the X-240 speakers include specialized trays for the iPod® and Microsoft® Zune™. In addition to providing a custom fit, these trays help route the iPod or Zune charging cables behind the control pod and out of sight.
For people who don’t own any portable devices but still want quality PC speakers, the Logitech X-240 PC speakers deliver a rich sound while maintaining a smart profile. With stylish metal grilles, high-excursion satellite drivers, a ported down-firing subwoofer and dynamic, real-time bass equalization, the speakers deliver great audio in a stylish and slim design. For easy access,
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the control center also features master volume control, power buttons, and a convenient headphone jack that enables private listening.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech X-240 speaker system is expected to be available in the U.S. beginning in March and in Europe beginning in April. With a suggested retail price in the U.S. of $49.99, the Logitech X-240 speakers provide superior audio performance for their price.