Logitech announces the Cube – redefines mouse design, fits in any pocket

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CES 2012 announcements are slowly trickling in, and Logitech has announced a brand new mouse. But what is so interesting about this particular one? Well, as the name Logitech Cube suggests, it has a very untraditional design and you can easily switch it from being a mouse to a presenter.

The mouse is lightweight – weighing only 25.5g, and can fit in any pocket. Plus, it is simple to switch back and forth the different modes – lift it in the air to switch it in presenter mode, and simply turn the mouse over in your hand and click to go to the mouse mode.

The mouse comes with the Logitech Unifying receiver – allowing you to add six more compatible devices, including a keyboard or even another mouse.

It will be sold sometime this month in US and Europe for US$69.99 via its website. No word on an Australian release. Full image gallery and press release below.

Logitech Redefines the Mouse with Logitech Cube

Mouse Helps You Make an Impression, in a Size That Fits in Any Pocket

FREMONT, Calif. — Jan. 5, 2012 — Once again redefining the way we interact with the digital world, today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled the Logitech® Cube. With a unique design that re-imagines what a mouse can be, the Logitech Cube offers everything you want in a mouse, and effortlessly becomes a presenter when you need it.

When used as a mouse, the Logitech Cube scrolls when you swipe your finger along the main panel, thanks to Logitech’s Flow Scroll software that delivers a smooth scrolling experience similar to your favorite touchscreen smartphone.

“With its sleek design, the Logitech Cube catches your eye immediately,” said Todd Walker, brand manager at Logitech. “But it doesn’t stop with distinctive design. The Cube has just the right set of features, whether you’re working through an international flight or making a critical presentation – all in a beautiful tiny package.”

To use the Logitech Cube as a presenter, all you need to do is lift it in the air and moments later it’s in presenter mode. Clicking the top of the mouse advances to the next slide, and if you need to go back simply turn the mouse over in your hand and click again.

And, this pocket-perfect mouse travels light, so whether you’re traveling from your desk to the conference room or taking your computer from the living room to the kitchen you can easily carry your mouse with you wherever you go.

The Logitech Cube also comes with the tiny Logitech Unifying receiver, featuring Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz connectivity and a small-enough form factor to stay plugged into your computer when you move around. This gives you the reliability of a cord with the convenience of wireless, along with the option to connect up to six compatible devices. Add a keyboard or a number pad, or even another mouse, without the hassle of multiple USB receivers.

The Logitech Cube has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the Computer Peripherals product category and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES, which runs Jan. 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech Cube is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in January 2012. It will be available online only at www.logitech.com for a suggested retail price of $69.99. For more information please visit www.logitech.com or our blog.