Bottom line: Logitech is doing more for customers using a variety of wireless peripherals in busy work environments with the introduction of the Logi Bolt USB Receiver. Overworked workplaces have not been a major issue for the past 18 months or so due to the pandemic and everything else, but as many companies have already returned employees to the office, this is becoming a more real issue.
Bolt is designed to replace standard Logitech receivers and keyless connections. The hardened receiver uses Bluetooth Low Energy Security Mode 1, Level 4, which means that all inbound and outbound traffic uses encrypted authenticated connections. This security mode also complies with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), added by Logitech.
The Logi Bolt receiver is also claimed to provide a stronger, more reliable connection in congested wireless environments. According to Logitech, it provides uninterrupted connectivity up to 33 feet with an average latency up to eight times lower than commonly used wireless protocols in noisy corporate environments.
Accessories manufacturer more noted Logi Bolt universal compatibility. They work with most operating systems and platforms including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS, among others.
Pasi Pajumäki, an IT specialist at Wolt Enterprises, which used Logi Bolt, said the technology appears to establish a connection faster, making switching between table and conference room smoother and more user-friendly.
Logi Bolt USB Receiver is specified for $ 14.99 on the Logitech page marked “coming soon.” There is no word yet on when Logitech plans to begin actual shipments.