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[SG]Logitech makes itself clear: “We are NOT exiting PC gaming”

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Last night, Logitech reported their Q3 2012 earnings, and things didn’t look so good. The company reported an operating loss of $180 million with sales down 14% from last year. As a result, Logitech announced quite a few changes coming to its product lineup, including the dismantling of its console gaming peripherals. However, CEO Bracken Darrell clarified that the Harmony business is not shutting down, but will rather be put up for sale. The company also noted that they’re still focused on PC peripherals, such as the G-series line of gaming keyboards and mice.

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post #2 of 94
Not sure what these guys are even thinking anymore...

A $250 touchscreen remote? There's just so much dumb in that, I could write an essay. Hopefully someone who knows what they're doing will snatch up the Harmony line.
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They have not made nearly as much PC peripherals as the other guys. I am not surprised their sales are down. I mean Logitech was the palce to go back in the day for gaming keyboard and now they only have one mech keyboard which is only suited for specific user with high price tag on top of that.
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Glad to see they are still committed to PC peripherals. Of all my systems components my G700 is the only thing I never consider upgrading. And while I'd jump on a successor to the 700 (if the specs were right) I'm hoping this does not slow down new product releases from them. I suspect it will regardless.
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They have to stop basically doing lifetime warranties. I've personally bought about 12-15 Logitech products in my life. I've also done about 15-20 RMAs. They've never given me any trouble and that's why I keep going back to them. But like BFG, they may find out that it's a bad business model.
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Originally Posted by jadawgis732 View Post

They have to stop basically doing lifetime warranties. I've personally bought about 12-15 Logitech products in my life. I've also done about 15-20 RMAs. They've never given me any trouble and that's why I keep going back to them. But like BFG, they may find out that it's a bad business model.

lifetime warranties reflect the confidence that a company has in their products.
 
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make every keyboard mechanical... it'll pave the way for cheaper production. everyone wins
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I think that Logitech is a great manufacturer. I still use my Logitech G5 gaming mouse and I still love it!

PS: I bought this G5 mouse like 5 years ago
post #9 of 94
Their sales are down due to gambling on business video conferencing and losing.

Hollowtek - far more people would care about the "clack**clack**clack* than having their inputs a few milliseconds faster. Damn 'gamer mind'.
You do know that Logitech make far more money keyboard wise via their separate keyboards and keyboard and mice combos to businesses / offices and at home users i.e. not gamers right?

Also he G5 is horrid compared to the G400 (which is better than the old MX518 tbh).
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Originally Posted by Grobi View Post

I think that Logitech is a great manufacturer. I still use my Logitech G5 gaming mouse and I still love it!

PS: I bought this G5 mouse like 5 years ago

Yeah that's the problem with Logitech. Their products are so damn good, they never break!!

My keyboard (G11) has to be 5 years old. Probably more. And my G9, close to that. They just don't break dammit! mad.gif
   
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