Logitech, the company very well known for its keyboards, game controllers, and mice, has released a set of touch mice especially for the new operating system from Microsoft, the Windows 8. Since Windows 8 comes with the new Metro user interface, which gives optimal performance when used on a touch screen netbook or a tablet, or with a computer with a touchpad, these two new mice from the company try to mimic the working of a touchpad.
There are three models, the Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650, Logitech Touch Mouse T620 and Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400. Features, prices, and the release date of these devices are specified in the press release given after the break.
New Suite of Products Provide Ease and Comfort in Navigation of Windows 8
NEWARK, Calif. — Oct. 10, 2012 — Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced a new lineup of products designed for easy and intuitive navigation of Windows 8. Available later this month, the Logitech® Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650, Logitech® Touch Mouse T620 and Logitech® Zone Touch Mouse T400 are each specifically designed to work with the Windows 8 touch interface.
“This new family of products takes the traditional mouse functionality you’re used to and optimizes it for the navigation experience offered by Windows 8,” said Mike Culver, vice president of brand development for consumer computing platforms at Logitech. “Our new mice and touchpad replicate the touch-screen experience that you’ve grown accustomed to on smartphones and tablets. With Windows 8 now offering up a similar touch experience, our products give you quick, easy and dynamic access to the core elements of the new interface.”
Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650
The Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 features a large, ultra-smooth glass touch-surface that supports Windows 8 gestures, and speeds up navigation among windows while giving your fingers more room to roam.
You can perform the basic point, click and scroll functions anywhere your fingers rest on the touch surface, while also taking advantage of Windows 8 gestures, such as edge gestures for app switching, app bar and charms bar activation, pinch-to-zoom and three-finger swipe to take you back to the Start Screen.
The touchpad consists of one large touch-area with a glass surface that provides smooth gliding for greater gesture and cursor control. You can left- or right-click anywhere on the surface of the touchpad, and it includes an embedded sensor to ensure precise tracking so navigation is fast and fluid.
Logitech Touch Mouse T620
For those looking for a mouse with an ultra-sleek design, the Logitech Touch Mouse T620 provides a full touch-surface for fluid navigation. Similar to the touchpad, you have the freedom to gesture wherever your fingers rest on the mouse – even on the edges – so everything you do feels natural and intuitive, including horizontal and vertical scrolling, and app switching.
This smooth wireless mouse has high style, designed-for-comfort curves that keep your hand happy for hours, and a laser-grade optical sensor that ensures precision tracking on most surfaces.
Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400
The Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 goes beyond traditional mouse functionality by letting you quickly and easily access popular elements of the operating system. It features a glass touch-surface that is designed for smooth horizontal and vertical scrolling with your fingers, and you can click anywhere on the front of the touch zone to go directly to the Windows 8 Start Screen to access your favorite apps.
With a rubber grip wrapping the comfortable shape – and by coupling the standard functionality found in a more traditional mouse with smooth horizontal and vertical scrolling – you’ll be happy exploring your PC or tablet for hours on end.
The Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 recharges through USB and has up to one month of battery life on a full charge, and an On/Off switch with a low-battery indicator light. The Logitech Touch Mouse T620 has a six-month battery life, and the Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 has an 18-month battery life. Similar to the touchpad, the Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 also features an On/Off switch and a low battery indicator light.
The battery life for each product is based on varying user and computing conditions.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650, Logitech Touch Mouse T620 and Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in October 2012, for a suggested retail price of $79.99, $69.99 and $49.99, respectively. For more information please visit www.logitech.com or our blog.
Logitech Products’ Compatibility with Windows 8
Most Logitech mice and keyboards can be used with Windows 8. For a complete list of Logitech products that are compatible with Windows 8, please visit www.logitech.com/Win8-compatibility.
Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).