Logitech on Wednesday introduced the
MX 1000 Laser Cordless Mouse. The company bills is as “the world’s first laser mouse,” since the mouse uses laser illumination and tracking. What’s more, it uses “Fast RF” wireless technology to connect to either a Mac or PC. The laser light of the cordless mouse is nearly invisible and very safe, according to the company — it beams down onto the surface and reflects back up; a sensor in the mouse detects movements and translates that to cursor motion.
The MX 1000 Laser Cordless Mouse is available in gunmetal silver and onyx black finishes. It features a concave thumb-rest, sculpted side-grip for pinkie and ring finger and black rubberized grips. It also has a tilting scroll wheel and thumb-button control. The mouse is rechargeable and sports a four-level integrated battery indicator. The cordless mouse’s base serves as the recharger and as the wireless transmitter for the mouse; it uses USB to connect to a Mac or PC and operates in the 27MHz band, reporting telemetry data to the computer more than 125 times a second.
The MX 1000 Laser Cordless Mouse will ship in September for US$79.95. It’s compatible with Mac OS X and various Windows versions.