Logitech, one of the world's leading vendors of computer peripheral products and gaming devices, has announced today the launch of its new high-performance mice, featuring the company's latest Darkfield Laser Tracking technology. According to Logitech, this technology enables computer users to take full advantage of their mouse device on virtually anything, including clear glass or high-gloss surfaces. The company's latest technology has been enabled on the new Logitech Performance Mouse MX and the new Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX, designed for desktop and notebook users, respectively.
“Laptops have gained popularity in the last several years because of the freedom they afford – people today want to be able to connect to their digital world anytime, anywhere. However, until now, no mouse has been able to match that flexibility,” said Rory Dooley, Logitech’s senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit. “Thanks to Logitech Darkfield, whether you’re checking the morning news from the granite counter top in your kitchen or at work manipulating a spreadsheet from your glass desk, you can be confident that your Logitech mouse will be up to the task.”
The new technology is the fruit of 5 years of research, Logitech said, consequently confirming the company's innovating status, which has led to solutions such as laser tracking, hyper-fast scrolling and the more recent Plug-and-Forget nano-receiver. The new Darkfield technology enables users to take advantage of their Logitech Darkfield-enabled mice on virtually any surface, including glass (that is at least 4mm thick). The technology is designed to detect and track microscopic particles and micro-scratches available on various surfaces, which consequently enables the mouse to deliver a high-quality response time.
The new Logitech mice are bundled with Logitech's Nano receivers and have both been designed to boast the hyper-fast scrolling technology that is available on some of the company's other products. In addition, the new mice also make use of Logitech's newly announced Unifying receiver, which allows the user to add as much as five other compatible devices.
The Logitech Performance Mouse MX has been featured with a design for right-handed users and a micro-USB charging system that allows them to charge it even when using it. There are also four customizable buttons that allow quick access to some of the most used applications.
Designed for notebook users, the Logitech Anywhere MX mouse features a small and elegant design and comes bundled with its own pouch, which protects the device while on the road. The mouse is featured with specifically designed buttons to enable an easy Web browsing experience.
Price wise, the Logitech Performance Mouse MX is expected to become available in the U.S. and Europe at the beginning of August for a suggested retail price of US$99.99, while the Logitech Anywhere MX is due out in the same time frame for about US$79.99.