Logitech enters the zone with its new remote work accessories

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Remote workers who want to look and sound stylish should check out the latest accessories from Logitech. The company’s new Zone Vibe 100 series headset combines a lightweight design with an advanced noise-canceling microphone, while the new Brio 500 webcam maximizes video quality and offers some unique quality-of-life features.

Note: We will post reviews of the Logitech Zone Vibe 100 and Logitech Brio 500 before the end of September. To read our reviews as they are published, please consider joining our free newsletter.

Logitech Zone Vibe 100 Headphones

Logitech Zone Vibe 100 headphones in black, pink and white.
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Sitting on a video call without a headset is just asking for trouble. And that’s doubly true when your laptop has a poor-quality built-in microphone. But Logitech’s new Zone Vibe 100 might solve your audio woes.

Available for just $100, the Zone Vibe 100 weighs just under half a pound and has a very comfortable design. Its built-in pop-up microphone hides quite well (try to see it in the image above), and the battery life lasts 18 hours on a charge. Plus, a simple series of buttons lets you quickly mute the headset microphone or adjust the volume.

The Zone Vibe 100’s noise-cancelling microphone is pretty good. It uses beamforming technology to create a kind of “bubble” around the mouth, rejecting sound from external sources. Of course, you will have to wait for our review to find out if the microphone sounds good.

There are actually three versions of this headset. But they are all very similar:

Logitech Zone Vibe 100 and Zone Vibe 125 are available now. But the company’s enterprise-grade Zone Vibe Wireless won’t launch until December 2022.

Logitech Brio 500 Webcam

Logitech Brio 500 webcam in black, pink and white.
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The new Logitech Brio 500 webcam is quite interesting, especially for a $130 device. Its 4MP camera offers 1080p 30FPS (or 720p 60FPS) video with a 90-degree FOV, which you can adjust if you want a narrower video for hide your messy room.

Unsurprisingly, the Brio 500 can automatically adjust video quality to suit any environment. But it also includes Logitech’RightSight Auto-Framing, which shifts and crops the video stream to follow your face. (This is similar to the Pan and Zoom feature on Apple products.)

Logitech Brio 500 webcam mounted on a computer monitor.  The mount stays in place with an optional adhesive, and the webcam attaches with a magnet.
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And finally we can talk about the weird stuff. This is a weird little webcam – it offers something called “Display Mode”, which allows you to tilt the lens towards your desk and film yourself typing, drawing, typing, or doing anything else with your hands. Streaming video automatically changes perspective in Show mode, ensuring that other people see what you see.

Logitech also uses a unique mounting system on the Brio 500. The webcam itself attaches magnetically to a clip and can be tilted or rotated in any direction. And the clip uses an adhesive to stick to the back of your monitor. (Adhesive is optional.)

We’ll be posting a review of the Brio 500 soon, but I’ll say it’s a pretty impressive product. Both the video quality and the built-in noise-canceling microphone are far above their weight.

The Logitech Brio 500 is available today for $130. Logitech also sells a business version of this webcam, called the Brio 505, for the same price. (The Brio 505 offers greater flexibility for IT teams, who may need to update software on dozens of webcams simultaneously.)

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