Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:17 PM ET
A new mouse from Logitech lets you navigate your computer screen using touch to "scroll, swipe and surf wherever your fingertips rest on the mouse."
The sleek and simply styled Logitech TouchMouse M600 can be used as a more traditional mouse. But it's really designed to let you swipe away, even if your computer doesn't have a touch pad.
"People are growing accustomed to using fingertip gestures to navigate on their smartphones and tablets," said Todd Walker, brand manager for Logitech, in a press release. "In fact, for many people these gestures have become second nature. The Logitech Touch Mouse M600 reflects this evolution in how we interact with the digital world and extends to the computer what have become natural, intuitive motions."
Logitech's Flow Scroll software also helps scrolling to be fluid. The mouse works well for right- or left-handers, with click areas that can be reassigned using Logitech's SetPoint software.
Some other cool features include Logitech's Unifying receiver; it lets you connect up to six compatible mice and keyboards through one USB port, without having to change receivers or use up another USB port; and the ability to run the mouse on just one AA battery if you need to (versus 2 AAs, considered optimal).
The Logitech Touch Mouse M600 costs $70, and should be available in the U.S. this month. You can learn more here.