Apparently unhappy with falling behind in the input arms race, Logitech announced its response to Microsoft'sthis morning by way of two new mice bearing its new Darkfield laser. Unlike traditional laser sensors, or even BlueTrack, Darkfield will track on pretty much everything, up to and including nonmirrored glass.
The desktop-size Darkfield product is the Logitech Performance Mouse MX. Retailing for $99.99, the Performance Mouse MX replaces the
We haven't used the mouse long enough to write a full review, but our initial hands-on suggests that Darkfield is the real thing. We tried the mouse on a pane of glass and experienced no discernible jitter or precision loss, at least in our initial Web navigation test. We were also glad to see that Logitech extended itsto the Performance Mouse MX. The Unifying receiver, which debuted last month, is not only small, but it also lets you link up with other Logitech wireless devices in its Unified product family.
Alongside the desktop model, Logitech also announced the Anywhere Mouse MX. Essentially a compact version of the Performance Mouse MX, the smaller version will sell for $79.99, and has both the Darkfield laser and the Unified USB microreceiver.
We have both new Logitech mice in-house, as well as Microsoft's BlueTrack