Logitech plans to launch several new mice and keyboards, but in order to better appeal to businesses, the company is providing privacy and encryption of these products. Therefore, the brand launches the new Logie Bolt USB A dongle, which reduces latency and improves safety in congested areas.
The new accessories from the consumer electronics manufacturer will securely connect to computers and mobile devices via Bluetooth Low Energy. However, the Bolt dongle is based on Bluetooth connectivity but comes with a more secure tether (Security Mode 1, Level 4). To put it simply, using Bluetooth on a Bolt USB dongle is far less hacking than Logitech’s Unifying 2.4 GHz receiver, making it vulnerable to “mousejack” exploitation.
On a new white paper from the company, Bolt will use Security Mode 1, Level 4, Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman P-256 (ECDH), and AES-CCM encryption. According to the company, these features “can only communicate with a loggia bolt wireless product and its loggia bolt receiver.” The company added that direct bolt wireless connections are compliant with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). The loggia bolt USB dongle offers an improved range that can reach up to 33 feet or 10 meters even in crowded places.
A bolt dongle can attach up to six accessories to your computer. It is compatible with many operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS, iOS, iPod OS, Linux, Chrome OS, and Android.
Logitech’s listing for the Bolt dongle says it is “coming soon” and will cost 14.99. But do not expect your existing logistics to work with it. According to the Logitech FAQ, devices that are compatible with Logitech bolts will have a bolt logo at the bottom.
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