Logitech Wireless Touchpad brings gesture controls to PCs

In Microsoft's vision of the future, you'll only need one input device for multiple computers, but who said it has to be a mouse? Logitech launched its Wireless Touchpad today that gives PC users a chance to pinch, point, and scroll their way across the screen.

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In Microsoft's vision of the future, you'll only need one input device for multiple computers , but who said it has to be a mouse? Logitech launched its Wireless Touchpad today that gives PC users a chance to pinch, point, and scroll their way across the screen.

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Similar to the design of the Apple Magic Trackpad, the Wireless Touchpad offers 5 inches of real estate for multiple fingers to navigate by taking advantage of Windows 7's gesture-based controls and multitouch: one finger to move the cursor, two fingers to page scroll, three fingers for photo browsing, and four fingers for application switching.

There are also two large buttons below the scrolling area that act as the left and right mouse clicks, or you can press down on the surface of the touch pad to actuate a click instead.

Similar to the other devices in Logitech's arsenal, the Wireless Touchpad connects to your computer using the company's Unifying Receiver that lets you use a single plug for up to five Logitech peripherals at the same time, freeing your USB ports for other connections.

Logitech's Wireless TouchPad is ready to preorder now for $50.

 

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