Meet Your Next Mouse, the Cube

Author: Steve Woods
Published: January 05, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Just before the upcoming electronics extravaganza, the Consumer Electronics Show, Logitech dropped a clever little device for hungry eyes. And hands.

While Apple, Google, Blackberry, Microsoft, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Acer and others prepare to duke it out publicly for the slimmest, coolest, shiniest and fastest tablet, Logitech slipped in under our collective radar and quietly introduced today what could be your next mouse.

Called the Cube, this rectangular box comes in black or white, with scrolling surfaces top and bottom to swipe your fingers lovingly along, similar to a smartphone’s glass touch screen, only with small ridges.

The Cube connects wirelessly using a miniscule Logitech Unifying Receiver adapter. Simply remove it from the Cube and plug into a USB port on your laptop or desktop computer.

Lift the Cube from your desk, and it instantly goes into presentation mode - tap on the top to move along a PowerPoint presentation, and flip it over to click to a previous slide.

The Cube’s 2.4 gigahertz radio signal allows you to wirelessly connect up to six compatible devices, including a portable keyboard to move with you while in presentation mode. You can even use a regular wireless mouse with the Cube at your desk. Worried about power on this tiny device? It contains a USB-rechargeable lithium polymer battery which will alert you when it’s running low.

The Cube has a whopping three-year warranty, and will be showing up in stores sometime later this month, setting you back an easy $69.99. Not bad for the chance to be the coolest presenter in your office next time around.


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