Logitech has outed a new trio of peripherals for Windows 8, including a twinset of finger-friendly mice and a standalone touchpad. The Logitech Touch Mouse T620 and Zone Touch Mouse T400 each include stroke-sensitive surfaces for easier navigating around your Windows 8 PC, while the Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 has a glass top plate for you to flick the new Microsoft gestures around.
The Touch Mouse T620 has a full touch surface, including around the edges of the peripheral, with laser tracking. It has a dedicated shortcut to the Windows 8 start screen, and uses Logitech's Unifying Receiver; battery life is up to six months with two AA batteries, or you can ditch one of the batteries for a lighter mouse, and get up to three months runtime.
Touch Mouse T620 demo:
As for the Zone Touch Mouse T400, as the name implies the touch-responsiveness is limited to certain portions of the peripheral. In fact, the zone is limited to where the scroll-wheel might normally be expected to find, with a rubberized, textured surface. The same Unifying Receiver is used, and battery life is up to 18 months.
Zone Touch Mouse T400 demo:
Like Apple's Magic Trackpad of 2010, Logitech's Touchpad T650 pulls the touch-sensitive square normally found in a laptop's wrist rest out onto the desktop as a standalone peripheral. It supports thirteen Windows 8 gestures, and can be recharged via USB; a full charge is good for up to a month's use.
Touchpad T650 demo:
The Logitech Touch Mouse T620 and Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 are up for preorder now, priced at $69.99 and $49.99 respectively. The Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 is priced at $79.99.