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Logitech Goes Ultrathin With New Touch Mouse

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Here's an Ultrabook-focused touch-based mouse for Windows 8 and Mac OS X.

In addition to launching its new G602 gaming mouse with a 250 hour battery life, Logitech also introduced a cool ultra-thin, ultra-portable touch-based mouse that can fit into the pocket of your skinny jeans without drawing unnecessary attention. The peripheral even supports Logitech's Unifying Bluetooth tech, meaning one USB dongle can handle a number of simultaneously connected, compatible Logitech devices.

Logitech isn't exactly forthcoming with the device specs, but images reveal a brushed aluminum body highlighted by sleek lines. The device, measuring 3 inches long and 2 inches wide, appears to be flatter than a thin notebook, sporting a ramped form factor that's thinner at the palm end and thicker under the fingertips. This should make the device easier to maneuver across the desktop or other surfaces than typical arched, shell-like mice.

"Our personal technology needs are evolving rapidly, and people expect better design," said Charlotte Johs, Logitech global vice president of brand development and portfolio for PC accessories. "Whether it’s a computer, tablet, smartphone or touch-navigation device, people are looking for thin, modern design that works fluidly. We created the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse to give people an ultra-portable mouse that complements today’s MacBook and Ultrabook computers."

Logitech says the "silky-smooth" surface on the new mouse is created by an invisible coating that aims to make Windows 8 navigation easier, and to help Mac users take full advantage of the Multi-Touch features in Mac OS X. The peripheral's touch surface supposedly registers nine different touch gestures, and its precision sensor "responds to even the slightest movements".

"Using Bluetooth with Logitech Easy-Switch Technology, the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse can connect wirelessly to your laptop, desktop and tablet at the same time, and you can easily switch among them with the flip of a switch," the company said. "The mouse is rechargeable through USB and just one minute of charge time gives you enough power to keep working for another hour (based on typical user experience)."

The slim new Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse will arrive in September 2013 for $69.99 USD in black (T630) for Windows PC and Mac, and a special white model (T631) just for the Mac crowd.

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    stewartwb , August 29, 2013 10:05 AM
    Apparent errors in the article:

    1. Logitech's Unifying technology has nothing to do with Bluetooth. It is not interoperable with any Bluetooth devices. It simply allows up to six compatible Unifying devices to connect via a single tiny USB dongle. From the Logitech statement quoted in the article, it appears this mouse is Bluetooth with some ability to simultaneously register and quickly switch between multiple Bluetooth-enabled PCs or tablets.

    2. The mouse shown in this article is clearly thicker under the palm of the hand and thinner at the fingertips. The article currently reads "sporting a ramped form factor that's thinner at the palm end and thicker under the fingertips."
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    hannibal , August 29, 2013 12:04 PM
    I would be much more interesting about touch mouse / pad with screen and ability use a pen with it and use it as an drawing board when needed.
    Touch screen is not bad, but I will definitely not like to use my main monitor as an touch devise. The hand would be tired in few minutes... A touch pad with screen would be ideal device to use touch based UI in desktop environment... or at least better than touch based main monitor...

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    rwinches , August 29, 2013 12:54 PM
    Well,
    Using Bluetooth® with Logitech Easy-Switch™ Technology
    It seems it does have something to do with bluetooth. Oh it's an extension so therefore it's crap and they should have never developed it. That's your point Stewie right?
    Oh and thanks for pointing out the obvious error.
    This is and interesting mouse/trackpad I would like to try it.