As a rule, I only recommend devices or services that I have actually used. Today I see that Amazon is offering nice deals on two Logitech products that I’ve been using for a long time.
Logitech C920 Webcam
As you may know, I’ve had a long-running exploration of the world of webcams. In fact, I’ve tried an irrational number of models myself. The dregs of those experiments litter my office. That said, for everyday use atop my monitor, the venerable Logitech C920 remains my choice.
The C922x model is, in actuality, the C920 hardware with a minor firmware update that allows it to stream 720p60. This new capability, while novel, is of very little real value in most use-cases.
Logitech MX Master Mouse
Early in 2016 I fell prey to a bout of tendonitis. Given my change in working circumstance, my physician was not at all surprised. He quickly recommended that I use a more ergonomically correct mouse. He was very specific about the Logitech MX Master, which he uses himself.
The doc was right, the new mouse has helped a lot. Further, it’s a joy to use. Highly recommended, especially at today’s offer of just $49.
If that’s not good enough, Staples has them on offer as well. They have the 16 GB model (SKU: 215186) for just $99 and the 32 GB model (SKU:215185) for $128. This notice comes courtesy of User Quote, who also has an online inventory checker.
Sadly, my nearest Staples doesn’t have any in stock. It might be worth a drive to get one from a suburban store. I have some novel new application ideas for such a tablet, especially now that I have the ASUS Official Nexus 7 Tablet (2013) Dock.
The handsets offered are expansion handsets. They will work with any Gigaset DECT base that has been sold in North America, including the older A580-IP and C675-IP models. The current models offered are the A510-IP and C610A-IP models which sell for $90 and $100 respectively for a DECT base and one handset.
To add further bit of conjecture, I expect that these handsets are now end-of-life. Gigaset turns over the product offering every 2 years-ish. That means that there are newer models offered or about to be offered. After all…CES is just a few days away.
All of the Gigaset models that I’ve mentioned are SIP-capable. There are a few additional models that do not have “IP” in the model name for the base system. These include DECT bases that are not SIP-capable, so for use on analog phone lines. These bargain handset will work with those systems as well, but that’s hardly interesting.
My early experience with the VVX-1500 dates back to early 2009. Since then I’ve had the VVX-500 and VVX-600 around my office. The promo prices for these video-capable phones are $214 and $269 respectively.
The VVX-600 (pictured right) is without a doubt the finest SIP desk phone that I’ve ever used. The 4.3” touchscreen makes it easy to use, as well as supporting the use of video when mated with the optional VVX camera.
The VVX range has be extended to include a number of lower-cost models, reaching all the way down to $124 for the VVX-310. While specific features vary by model, every last VVX is capable of HDVoice.
*Disclosure – I have no connection with E4 Technologies beyond being a satisfied customer.
The Daily Deals site has an offer of an Adjustable Aluminum Laptop Stand for $30. Normally this sort of thing would not catch my eye. In this case the very fact that the seller has provided a number of supporting images is key to attracting my interest.