Logitech has done very well over the years by developing various devices with touch capabilities. They continue their success with the release of two Windows 8 devices;
- Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad
- The Touch Mouse T620
First and foremost, both products take advantage of the Logitech “Unifying” connector. This in-genius device allows you to register unlimited devices on your computer, and connect up to 6 at a time. Each device comes with the connector, but you only need one. As a sidebar, the Unifying connector was tested with both a direct USB plug in as well as an externally powered multi-USB hub. There was no interference or lag in either case.
From unboxing to connecting either, or rather both devices took less than 2 minutes. This included installing the included batteries in the mouse and was after fully charging the touchpad.
They were tested on a Windows 8 desktop ONLY, although they both boast Windows 7 compatibility.
The Touchpad was the first of the two devices tested. This is a very impressive device that put’s all Windows 8 gestures where they should be; at hand level, rather than reaching to use the touch screen.
It was very receptive to all touch movements. Please do not confuse that with “over sensitivity” as that is one thing the Touchpad is not. If you have used some type of touch type pad or tablet, getting used to it will be second nature. The one tip that new touch pad users should keep in mind, is “your hand and fingers are your mouse”. What ever you can do with a regular mouse, you can do with this device. It incorporates more natural movements. These natural movements make it the easiest touch device for the novice to get used to.
In keeping with the natural movement theme, it was time to look at and test the T620 Touch Mouse. Again, once the batteries were in place, it took less than 1 minute to get it recognized and registered with the unifying software. There are other touch mouse devices out there, but this one, much like the Touchpad was specifically developed for the Windows 8 touch gestures. It does function as a regular mouse as it does physically click. That is where the similarities between it and a generic drugstore mouse end. Logitech has basically made a mouse that is really and extension of your hand. I am not saying they are nearing the development of a tele-kinetic product, but…. Its ease of use and intuitiveness make this a perfect mouse for the Windows 8 masses. Learn more at www.logitech.com or see them plus the entire Logitech line at Amazon.com.