Fans of Logitech’s accessories will probably be bummed to hear the company has announced it plans to lay off 140 of its employees, or nearly 5 percent of its non-direct workforce. The layoffs are being implemented as part of an organizational alignment which the company hopes will help make the company become “a faster, more profitable company.”
Logitech plans to focus more on its mobile accessories such as the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad as its PC accessories business hasn’t been performing as well as the company would hope.
As a result of the realignment, Logitech expects to save between $16 to $18 million in its 2014 fiscal year.
The shift makes complete sense as we’re sure the introduction of worthwhile accessories for smartphones and tablets have made computer accessories less sought after. I mean, why would someone need to buy a Logitech webcam when their laptop, smartphone and tablet already has a camera? The same could be said for keyboards, although mice would probably be one of the only computer accessories that still sell well considering it’s nearly impossible to use a computer these days without a mouse.