Exclusive: "Future is Wireless says Moninder Jain, Vice President Logitech,"


Logitech, the Swiss-based company is one of the leading computer peripheral providers for personal computer and tablet accessories. Some of the computer peripherals include keyboards, mouse, microphones, etc.

Not long ago, the company started producing keyboards and covers for tablets such as the iPad. In mid-2015, they sent out a press release saying that the company looking forward to move beyond PC peripherals.

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The company will be celebrating its 35th birthday this month and in the same eve we got an opportunity to speak with the vice president of Logitech India, Moninder Jain, who previously has stints at Samsung India, Xerox India shared his thoughts exclusively with GizBot as follows

GIZBOT: Let's quickly speak about past once. In 2014, Logitech announced to move beyond PC peripherals. Why?

Moninder Jain quotes as the technology has been evolving and Logitech wants to establish in every category. This is not new, we have already launched some wireless range of speakers, keyboards, video conferencing accessories and they are doing good in several markets.

GIZBOT: Logitech acquired Jaybird in April. Any new product coming in near future?

Moninder Jain: As of now, we are not rushing to release a new product under the Jaybird lineup. But, we'll release them in near future and they will be focused for fitness enthusiasts.

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GIZBOT: You were the first to release a case for iPhone 6. Is anything coming up for iPhone 7?

Moninder Jain: We released a case for iPhone 6, but we never issued them to general market and we sold it via Apple's official site. However, no plans to release a case for iPhone 7.

GIZBOT: Some of Logitech's top products are not available in India. Will they ever make it to India?

Moninder Jain: See, end of the day it all depends on the potential of the market. Indian market isn't that great in terms of gaming. So, we are bringing fewer products to the country. Maybe in two to three years, the market will pick up and we'll launch the products globally.

GIZBOT: Your words on flight simulator 'Saitek' acquisition

Moninder Jain: The thing is we want to establish ourselves into every sector and this move came especially keeping the same thing in mind. But, there won't be any product in near future.

GIZBOT: Can we see a Logitech smartphone in near future?

Moninder Jain: The answer is No. We are smartphone peripherals provider and we stick to the same, however, we will expand our product portfolio into other categories as well.

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GIZBOT: The Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard is a super successful one for Logitech

Moninder Jain: Yes, the future is wireless and we believe in that. Even, I use the Logitech K480 personally. And, the most interesting feature of the Bluetooth keyboard is the multiple device connectivities with which you can connect three devices at a time and it will be useful for many people in foreign countries.

GIZBOT: In 2014, Logitech launched a video conference camera. Is that product successful?

Moninder Jain: Yes, the product was successful in foreign countries. I usually conference with my colleagues sitting over in Singapore. And, if am not in Bangalore, this interaction would have done as video conferencing itself.

GIZBOT: The year is almost done! Logitech's roadmap for next year- 2017?

Moninder Jain: We'll be heavily concentrating on wireless devices and video conferencing devices.

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