If you own a laptop and a desktop computer, the experience can be frustrating when you transition from a trackpad to an external mouse. Suddenly the multigesture commands you’ve come to love and know are now relegated to a a scroll wheel and a set of macro buttons, that’s assuming you’ve invested in a decent desktop mouse. Now Logitech has the product to quell your frustration and it comes in the form of the their Wireless Touchpad.
Okay, so it’s not a ground breaking device by any account, but it costs just $50 and enables the same multigesture controls found on any Macbook to be enjoyed right on your desktop. As it happens it’s about the same size as Apple Magic Trackpad, but costs $19 less. And much like Apple’s offering, Logitech has provided the same multigesture commands, which we assume arrives in the form of a Logitech developed driver and is only compatible with Windows.
Battery life caps out at 4 months, though it will vary with use. An LED light indicates when the juice is running low, where upon you’ll need to plug it in to recharge the built-in battery. Included is one of Logitech’s Unifying receivers, connecting it wirelessly and leaving you to choose where to place the handy device.
The Logitech Wireless Touchpad can be preordered now with shipping commencing sometime later this month.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."