The top dog gets gets a new collar and delousing.
As always, Logitech’s diNovo updates are incremental rather than earth shattering, but fans of one of the world’s most expensive keyboard and mouse combos should be pleased at the changes.
Clearly the most obvious, and yet most straightforward, of the alterations is the addition of the company’s flagship mouse: the MX1000. This famous fella may be getting close to a year old, but it shows no sign of being overtaken by the opposition. We had a review of it on its own back in October last year and it kicks the backside of the MX910 which it replaces.
Another logical upgrade is the diNovo’s move to Bluetooth 2.0. As the new defacto standard any self respecting diNovo admirer would have been perfectly within their rights to stamp their feet and blow raspberries at Logitech if this hadn’t been implemented. What is perhaps less expected but equally beneficial, is the company’s move away from those naff Widcomm BT driver stacks in favour of a chipset Windows internally supports, so there should be less driver headaches this time around.
Apart from this, the keyboard (with its detachable keypad) remains the same, which is no bad thing you’ll agree if you’ve ever typed on one of these. We haven’t got UK pricing yet, but with our fellow Americans (that’s the nicest description of them I’ve done in weeks) getting it for $199 you can expect it to debut over here – using the standard IT exchange rate – for around £130-£140.