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Logitech Announces Mice With "Darkfield" Tech

We like optical mice and wouldn't dream of going back to the old, mechanical ball and roller ways – unless if we're trying to use our mice on a surface that's difficult to track on. Those of us with fancy glass desks know that getting an optical mouse to work on glass is a futile effort without the addition of a mousepad. Thanks to Logitech's new "Darkfield" technology, tracking on glass is now possible.

Logitech today announced two new premium mice, the Anywhere Mouse MX and the Performance Mouse MX, that will track on clear glass at least 4 mm thick as well as lacquered desks.

Perhaps just as good news is that these new mice also work with Logitech's unified USB nano receiver.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Major7up
    I never have had glass but good to know, I am thinking about getting glass tops to protect my cherry desk and this would be really nice to have!
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  • ubernoobie
    Well I guess not for gamers
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  • Greg_77
    What's its DPI. Could be a descent gaming mouse for those who prefer wireless.
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  • megamanx00
    I always have a mousepad in my laptop bag. I'd find it kinda weird not to use one really ^_^
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  • scuba dave
    Interested. Definitely would like some amplifying information Like DPI and does reading on glass affect battery life, if at all.
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  • edwilson
    will any of these be available in a "lefty" version?
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  • hellwig
    edwilsonwill any of these be available in a "lefty" version?You know, I'm a dedicated lefty myself, but I could never stand to use a mouse with my left hand. Maybe its because I put more focus on the keyboard. With the exception of playing games, moving from the keyboard to the mouse is an annoyance. I keep my stronger left-hand doing important stuff on the keyboard, and leave menial mouse-duties to the inferior right-hand.
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  • IzzyCraft
    Why Darkfield? Is the lazer for it a black red that reminds us of the abyss?
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  • IzzyCraft
    I would like a glass mousepad as i doubt it would ever wear out.
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  • jerther
    Isn't what laser mice are supposed to be able to do?
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