[CES 2012] Mice manufacturers tend to come up with the curviest shapes possible to offer ergonomically crafted products, however, Logitech decided to go in the total opposite direction for CES 2012. I am wondering if the inspiration came from the Borg, anyhow, I am somewhat skeptical regarding the practicality of this device, we need to try it on the show floor in Las Vegas.
In the press release, Logitech states that the Logitech Cube “offers everything you want in a mouse and effortlessly becomes a presenter when you need it.” This rectangular gadget looks better suited to be a presenter than a mouse for sure, and it might be dedicated to road-warriors who mostly perform presentations and never use their mouse for long hours. However, I like the uniqueness of the design approach, it offers a nice break from the dominant oval form factor.
Today, Logitech has reinvented the mouse and hopefully, this time, the iconic Cupertino-based company will not claim it to be its own invention.
When you click on top of the Cube, the mouse goes to the next slide, and if you need to go back simply turn the mouse over in your hand and click again. For scrolling, just swipe your finger along the main panel. The Logitech Cube comes with the small Logitech Unifying receiver with Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz connectivity; the tiny receiver can stay plugged to the computer. It is possible to connect up to six compatible devices to the receiver, such as a keyboard or another mouse.
The Logitech Cube will be available in black and in white in the U.S. and Europe in January 2012. You can buy it online only at t www.logitech.com for a suggested retail price of $69.99.