Toy Box: Logitech's three in one hates wires

Wires seem to be out of favour at the moment. Not only do we have Wi-Fi threatening to sever every cable connecting our laptops with our desks but we have Bluetooth struggling to free our cellphones from those awful headsets that I'm always sitting on.

Wires seem to be out of favour at the moment. Not only do we have Wi-Fi threatening to sever every cable connecting our laptops with our desks but we have Bluetooth struggling to free our cellphones from those awful headsets that I'm always sitting on.

Don't you just feel a little sorry for the infrared guys? Right idea, wrong technology. Sorry about that.

Logitech is one of the prime movers of the wireless market. The Swiss accessory maker has carved out a niche providing what others also sell, but more cheaply and stylish.

The Logitech Navigator Trio is designed to free your desk space by doing away with the cables from your keyboard and mouse to the PC.

Nice idea, but really do you want to be fiddling about changing batteries in your mouse and keyboard on a regular basis? I'm not that bothered by my keyboard's cable either, to be frank, but having a mouse on the loose would be good. What's the lag like, I wonder, and will it affect my ability to frag? It's optical as well, so no unpleasant gunk to clean out.

Besides which, I use one of those curvy keyboards that are designed to wind up non-touch-typists by making it hard to find the "B". Other keyboards seem to have the keys too damned close together for my liking.

As for the third part of the Trio package, it's a webcam that isn't wireless, but as a colleague said: "I don't allow webcams in the house." Wise move.

Expect to pay $300 for the complete package.

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