Logitech, Meta and Other Tech News

Logitech Launches Keys-To-Go 2 Keyboard Accessory

On June 19, Logitech announced the Keys-To-Go 2 tablet portable keyboard accessory. The keyboard is designed to be a standalone device that can’t be physically attached to the iPad, so it will need to be paired with a stand or smart cover. Available in mauve, light grey and graphite colors, the keyboard is protected by a built-in cover; the keys are scissor-footed with a 1mm key travel, and can be connected to up to three devices with fast switching support. The layout offers two layouts, one generic and one dedicated to Apple devices, and the top row of keys has shortcuts for adjusting volume, media playback, and screen brightness levels, as well as locking the iPad display. Keys-To-Go 2 is powered by a coin cell battery that lasts up to three years and is priced at $79.99.

Logitech Launches MX Ink Stylus for Meta Quest

Logitech recently partnered with Meta to launch the MX Ink stylus, which supports Quest 2 and Quest 3 for both 2D drawing and 3D creation scenarios, with a pressure-sensitive nib for drawing on a 2D surface, and an inward-outward tracking system on the Quest headset for 6DoF-positioned 3D design and creation. MX Ink can be charged via USB Type-C on the end of the pen, with charging contacts near the tip, and a charging dock available for purchase for faster charging. According to Meta, the MX Ink does not need to be untethered from an existing Touch controller to work, and users will be guided through a specific tutorial within the system when first using it, as well as an additional option within the headset’s settings for adjusting the stylus’s functions. The stylus currently supports Gravity Sketch, PaintingVR, Arkio, Engage, OpenBrush, Gesture VR, ShapesXR and other apps, and with streaming capabilities such as Quest Link/Air Link, it also supports Adobe Substance Modeler on PCs. Logitech says the stylus will be available in late September for $130.

Meta Releases Threads API

On June 18th, Meta released the Threads API for developers, which will provide content acquisition, publishing, content management, and more, as well as extensive reference documentation and example applications for developers to use. The API will go live at the end of June and is expected to be used for automated integration and development of third-party Threads applications.

Other News

Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently posted on the web that Windows 11 Copilot+ PCs with Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus chips will ship in 2 million laptops by the end of 2024. There are also reports that Qualcomm is working on improved versions of the Snapdragon X Elite and Plus chips, which will bring down the price of the devices. Meanwhile, Qualcomm will launch a new ARM-based Windows processor in Q4 2025, codenamed Canim, that will be built using TSMC’s N4 nodes for mainstream PCs starting between $599 and $799, while maintaining the same 40 TOPS processing power as the Snapdragon X Elite and Plus chips. Processing power.

Recently, the Google Pixel9 Pro XL score data appeared for the first time on the official Geekbench 5 website. According to the score information, Google Pixel9 Pro XL single-core score 1378 points, multi-core score 3732 points. In addition, the Tensor G4 processor on the device features a ‘1+3+4’ octa-core design with 1×3.10 GHz mega-core, 3×2.60 GHz mega-core and 4×1.95 GHz mini-core.

The latest FCC filing shows that Google has submitted for certification a wireless device that features short-range 60GHz Soli radar technology and supports 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Based on the range limitations of the device’s parameters, the foreign media inferred that the device could be the new Google Nest smart thermostat.