Logitech have a new of products designed specifically for Windows 8. The Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad or T650 for those that like model numbers features a large, smooth glass touch surface that supports Windows 8 gestures. It also works to speeds up navigation by allowing you to jump to a pointer location rather than have to slide all the way. Whoever knew point A to point B could be the long way around.
Naturally you can perform the basic functions you’d expect like tap to click, but the T650 also takes advantage of edge gestures for fast app switching, the charms bar, pinch-to-zoom and three-finger swipe to take you back to the Start Screen. This makes it perfect for those non-touchscreen environments.
Also in the new range is the Logitech Bluetooth illuminated Keyboard or K810 which has just been released in Feb 2013. This thin keyboard improves multi-tasking across devices. With Easy-Switch Bluetooth Technology
the keyboard can be connected to multiple devices but connects to the closest one. This means you could take the keyboard from your computer in the office, out to the coffee table and use it to control a console without having to reconfigure the device. Design wise, Logitech have done a great job to make it look right at home next to all your devices with its brushed aluminum finish and sleek lines. This keyboard is so friendly it’s happy at home controlling a Windows 8 PC, Apple iPad or even an Android smartphone.
To increase the keyboard’s usability in low-light conditions or at night, auto-adjusting illumination ensures the laser-etched key characters are always bright and easy to read. The keyboard also uses proximity detection to turn on the lighting when your hands approach it, and automatically dims to save battery, that’s just bloody smart.
While desktop trackpads are neat, they aren’t for everyone. For those looking for a mouse with an good 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 T620 ditches has no desire to be tethered to a cable and allows wireless operation, avoiding that frustrating cord tugging that restricts your precise motion. If you are someone who spends far too long at the keyboard, you’ll appreciate the designed-for-comfort curves of the T620. Underneath the laser-grade optical sensor that ensures precision tracking on most surfaces.
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
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.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650, Logitech Touch Mouse T620 and Logitech Zone
Touch Mouse T400 are now available in Australia, for a suggested retail price of $99.95, $89.95,
$69.95 and respectively and the Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 is now available
at RRP $149.95. For more information check out www.logitech.com/AU.
For more information on Logitech mice and keyboards that can be used with Windows 8, jump over to www.logitech.com/Win8-compatibility