Logitech (http://www.logitech.com) has released the US$69.99 Cube, which “re-imagines the mouse.” On the Mac platform, it’s compatible with OS X 10.5 and later.
When used as a mouse, the Logitech Cube scrolls when you swipe your finger along the main panel, thanks to Logitech’s Flow Scroll software that delivers a smooth scrolling experience similar to your favorite touchscreen smartphone, says Todd Walker, brand manager at Logitech. It can also be used as a presenter.
To use the Logitech Cube as a presenter, all you need to do is lift it in the air and moments later it’s in presenter mode. Clicking the top of the mouse advances to the next slide; if you need to go back simply turn the mouse over in your hand and click again.
The Logitech Cube also comes with the tiny Logitech Unifying receiver, featuring Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz connectivity and a small-enough form factor to stay plugged into your computer when you move around, says Walker. This gives you the reliability of a cord with the convenience of wireless, along with the option to connect up to six compatible devices, he adds. What’s more, you can add a keyboard or a number pad, or even another mouse, without the hassle of multiple USB receivers.