Logitech has outed its newest peripheral, the Logitech Wireless Trackball M570, promising up to 18 months use from a regular AA battery. The M570 uses Logitech’s Unifying Receiver, the USB dongle that will also hook up to the company’s recent wireless keyboards, and promises up to 30ft range.
Video demo after the cut
As well as the trackball itself, there’s a scroll-wheel and back/forward shortcuts for browsing, and the whole thing is molded to suit your (right) hand. Expect the Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 to drop in September in both the US and Europe, priced at around $59.99.
Logitech Unveils New Wireless Trackball
Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 Offers All-Day Comfort, Logitech Unifying Receiver
FREMONT, Calif. — Sept. 15, 2010 —Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled the Logitech® Wireless Trackball M570, delivering a different level of comfort and control. If you’re searching for an alternative to touchpads or traditional mice, the Wireless Trackball M570 is uniquely designed for all-day comfort and features the leave-in Logitech® Unifying receiver.
“Based on overwhelming demand from our dedicated trackball users, we’re delighted to announce the introduction of a new wireless trackball – the Logitech Wireless Trackball M570,” said Rory Dooley, senior vice president and general manager of Logitech’s control devices business unit. “Everything about our newest trackball is built to improve the experience and give trackball enthusiasts the comfort and control they deserve.”
For those who haven’t tried a trackball, one of the many benefits is that it stays put – you don’t have to move your arm to move your cursor. As a result, it’s a great space saver if you have a small or cluttered desk and, unlike a traditional mouse, you can keep your arm stationary. Plus, the sculpted shape supports your hand comfortably all day long.
The Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 also delivers precise cursor control wherever you want so hard tables, comfy sofas and lumpy beds are all no problem. The laser tracking sensor uses the ball, rather than a surface, to guide movement – so you can use it almost anywhere.
Logitech’s newest trackball also has a convenient scroll wheel and easy-to-reach Back/Forward buttons that make computing simple, whether you’re surfing the Web with your laptop or desktop computer, or watching shows on your home-theater PC.
For your convenience, the Wireless Trackball M570 uses the tiny Logitech® Unifying wireless receiver. It stays in your laptop, so there’s no need to unplug it when you move around, and the advanced 2.4 GHz wireless means a robust connection with no dropouts from up to 30 feet away. Plus, you can easily add a compatible keyboard, number pad or additional mouse to the same receiver so you don’t fill up all your USB ports. To reduce the hassle of changing batteries, you can go for up to 18 months without replacing the included AA battery – and the convenient battery indicator ensures that you’ll never be caught off guard. (Battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions.)
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in September for a suggested retail price of $59.99 (U.S.).