Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

January 18, 2009

Logitech in Saudi Arabia

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 1:40 pm

Read more about Logitech in Saudi Arabia at Saudi Techview.

Currently, Logitech’s only distributor in Saudi Arabia is “Mishaal Alsudairy Office for Commercial Services”. Again with Saudi Arabia technology sites: bad design, redirects to another URL and outdated information (Gitex Riyadh 2007).

You can buy Logitech devices from Jarir Book Store (a book store not selling books? no comment from me there!) but they are overpriced. The other method is to just buy from Amazon and ship using Aramex or myus.

Apparently Logitech was looking for a new distributor in Saudi Arabia according to ITP: Logitech set to appoint new Saudi distributon but that was as old as May 28, 2007 and no new updates.

“We are currently looking at the possibilities of expanding our distribution channel to get closer to the market there as the retail sector is developing so much,” said Robert Van Der Vegte, director Benelux and MEA at Logitech. “Saudi Arabia is the second biggest market in the region so it is time now for us to seriously and professionally go after that market,” he said.

It’s been over a year, Mr. Robert. Have you found a new Logitech distributor in Saudi Arabia already?

Do you use Logitech devices? Feel free to share your experience on their hardware.

Logitech Introduces G-Series Gaming Peripherals

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Khaled A. @ 1:35 pm

Logitech announced 3 new gaming peripherals at CES 2009: G19 gaming keyboard (US$199.99) and G35 surround sound headset ($129.99) available in March 2009. And G9x laser mouse ($99.99) available in April 2009. We don’t expect any stores in Saudi Arabia to get it other than possibly Softland so you better just buy it online.


From TMO:

The G19 keyboard features a tiltable, 320 by 240 pixel display that offer up in-game information for over 60 titles, including World of Warcraft, as well as VoIP (voice over IP) communication data, a clock, CPU load, or even pictures or videos. Users can switch between types of information without leaving their games. The G19 also includes 12 programmable G-keys with three macros per key and two USB 2.0 ports. The G35 headset features 7.1 surround sound with second-generation Dolby Headphone technology, an ear-enclosing design that shuts out ambient sounds, and an adjustable, noise-canceling microphone. Software is also included that morphs users’ voices to sound like a cyborg, a giant, a mutant, a space squirrel, a troll, or an alien. Three G-keys on the left earpiece allow one-touch voice morphing, with additional controls for volume, microphone mute, and surround sound adjustments. The G9x laser mouse offers adjustable dpi, from 200 to 5000 dpi, two interchangeable, snap-on grips, onboard memory for up to five game profiles, a weight-tuning system that can add up to 28 grams of extra weight, and custom color LEDs for matching the LEDs of other peripherals.

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