In 2021, Logitech created a small gadget called Logi Bolt; it’s a special wireless adapter used with many of their products. The cool thing about Logi Bolt is that it makes your Logitech gear work almost like they’re plugged in with a USB cable – smooth and responsive. But don’t mix it up with Logitech’s previous wireless adapters; they’re not the same thing. it may seem somewhat puzzling but think of Logi Bolt as the newer, great cousin in the Logitech family of wireless tech.
What is Logi Bolt?
Logitech, the tech wizards, has introduced a new kind of wireless tech to keep up with the growing demands for tighter security and smoother performance in the business world. Logi Bolt is based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), this wireless protocol is juiced up with extra security layers and tweaks to make it super reliable, even when you’re in a connections jungle with signals flying everywhere.
Here’s how it works: Logi Bolt links up with compatible mice and keyboards. After you plug the tiny USB receiver, also named the Logi Bolt USB receiver, into your computer, you can link up to six Logi Bolt devices. This means less clutter with USB ports and an easy life when switching between different work setups.
You can also hook up Logi Bolt devices directly through BLE, ditching the USB receiver. But if you’re in a place swarming with Wi-Fi signals and other wireless networks, the Logi Bolt USB receiver is the best option to use in such situations. It can provide a more secure and steady connection, keeping your wireless party going without any hiccups.
How Does Logi Bolt Work?
Logi Bolt isn’t just using any old security; it’s like the Fort Knox of wireless. It combines BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Security Mode 1, and Security Level 4 (fancy talk for super secure, also known as U.S. Federal Information Processing Standards or FIPS 1 Mode). This level of security is all about encrypting and authenticating your data transmissions, so no sneaky business happens.
Further, they’ve got their proprietary encryption algorithm that creates a unique encryption key every time a Logi Bolt device pairs with the Logi Bolt USB receiver. Then there’s the secure pairing process making sure only the devices (the ones you authorize) can pair with your USB receiver. It uses a challenge-response technology to verify each device’s identity – no random devices crashing your wireless connection. And with help the of firmware updates, Logi Bolt makes sure any new software coming in is legit and not some bad malware.
Other than the security, Logi Bolt also focuses on keeping your connection smooth and uninterrupted, even in a place crowded with other wireless signals. It’s engineered to be super reliable, providing a strong connection up to 10 meters (that’s 33 feet) away. Plus, it’s fast – like up to 8 times lower latency compared to other wireless protocols used in businesses. Lower latency means less delay, so everything you do is quick and responsive.
In short, Logi Bolt is like having a high-security, fast, and ultra-reliable wireless connection for your Logitech devices. It’s all about keeping things secure and snappy, no matter where you are or what’s happening in the wireless world around you.
What are the Benefits of Logi Bolt?
Logi Bolt provides a lot of great benefits to users and enterprises, such as:
- Logi Bolt works as a digital bodyguard for you, it keeps your data and devices safe from any unauthorized attempts to access them, tamper with them, or look at your personal or important data. It’s built to meet the high-security needs of enterprise IT, so you know it’s solid.
- No one likes laggy gear, this protocol makes sure your wireless experience is quick and seamless. Whether you’re in a place crammed with other wireless signals or just chilling at your desk, expect very low lag or interruptions.
- Compatibility is key, and Logi Bolt gets it. It works with pretty much any operating system you can think of – Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, iOS, iPadOS… you name it. Compared to other top peripheral companies, Logi Bolt devices have a wider range of compatibility.
- Setting up these devices is as simple as plugging in a toaster. They come pre-paired with their Logi Bolt USB receivers right out of the box. No need to download software or call tech support – just plug in and go.
- Finally, there’s the Logi Options+ app, it’s your personal assistant for your Logi Bolt devices. Customize settings, create shortcuts, and turn on features that make your work life smoother and more efficient.
Which Products Support Logi Bolt?
With Logi Bolt wireless technology, Logitech has introduced many business products, such as:
- MX Keys for Business: This is a fancy wireless keyboard that makes typing comfortable and precise. It’s got smart backlighting (so you can type in the dark), a rechargeable battery (say goodbye to constantly buying batteries), and you can switch between up to three computers with ease.
- MX Master 3 for Business: This is a seriously advanced wireless mouse, it has speedy and accurate tracking, a scroll wheel you can customize to your liking, a rechargeable battery, and, like the MX Keys, you can switch between up to three computers.
- MX Anywhere 3 for Business: Need a mouse that works anywhere? This is it. It’s compact, works on nearly any surface, has a rechargeable battery, and yes, you guessed it, lets you switch between up to three PCs.
- ERGO M575 Wireless Trackball: If you’re looking for a device with an ergonomic design, check out this wireless trackball. It’s designed to reduce wrist strain and hand movement, thanks to its smooth thumb control, it also has a long-lasting battery.
- K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard for Business: It’s a slim, portable wireless keyboard that lets you type on any device. It’s got a familiar layout, low-profile keys, and a battery that keeps going for hours.
- Pebble M350 Wireless Mouse for Business: For those who love a sleek, minimalist design, this wireless mouse is a perfect choice. It comes with smooth and silent scrolling and a slim design.
So, whether you’re looking for a keyboard or mouse that’s ergonomic, portable, or just plain fancy, Logitech’s Logi Bolt range has got something for everyone. It all comes down to maximizing the efficiency and flow of your work.