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A mouse in the air? Enter Logitech MX Air Mouse

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Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse

The future of PC navigation starts now.The Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse breaks all the rules associated with mice. It not only features a laser for typical on-the-desk use but it also works in mid-air. Wow is right.

How does this work?

To enable effortless in-air navigation, the new mouse combines three important technologies – Freespace motion-control, gesture command and wireless – so people can point, select and play media files with just a flick of the wrist.

Freespace motion control technology is designed to provide accurate, responsive navigation allowing a user to hold the mouse in any orientation, point in any direction, and enjoy effortless, intuitive cursor control. Additionally, sophisticated algorithms distinguish between intentional and unintentional hand movements – effectively canceling the slight involuntary tremors everyone experiences when holding a device in the air. Gesture-based commands add a new level of sophistication to the MX Air mouse. To change the volume, people press and hold the volume button and simply gesture – to the right to increase volume, or to the left to decrease it. For music applications, a small circular motion to the right activates the skip track command, while a circle to the left repeats the song.

In place of a traditional scroll wheel, the MX Air mouse features a touch-sensitive scroll panel. A swipe of the finger across the surface enables the inertial scrolling mechanism, which adjusts its speed according to the speed of the finger swipe. Media functions such as Play/Pause, Volume/Mute, Back and Select can be easily accessed in the air by pressing the large, orange backlighted buttons with the thumb.

The Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in August. Its suggested retail price in the U.S. is $149.99.

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  • dave

    How does the thing switch from working on the desk to in the air. Is it automatic or do you have to press a button?