August 19th, 2009, 19:00 PM
Logitech Rolls Out Glass-Gliding Mice
Logitech Wednesday unveiled two mice that promise to take the pain out of scrolling and are able to navigate smooth surfaces such as glass.
Both devices, the Logitech Performance Mouse MX and the Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX, use the company's Darkfield technology.
The problem with optical and traditional laser mice is that they rely on surface irregularities so that mice sensors can track movements, the company said.
However, Darkfield uses the smallest possible details to create a micro-road map of the surface, which provides better precision on more surfaces, such as clear glass (4mm minimum thickness) and lacquered desks.
The larger Logitech Performance Mouse MX model is compatible with PCs, while the Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX is intended to be used with notebooks.
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