Fremont, Calif.-based Logitech Inc. on Monday introduced the V270 Cordless Optical Notebook Mouse for Bluetooth. The company also rolled out its LX7 Cordless Optical Mouse and its V400 Laser Cordless Mouse.
The new mouse for laptop users features Bluetooth wireless technology and works with Bluetooth-equipped Mac and PC notebooks without requiring any additional docks or wires to connect. It costs US$49.99 and will be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in November. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later.
Based on the same design Logitech offers in its Cordless Optical Mouse for Notebooks, the V270 is charcoal gray and touts a 1000 dot per inch (DPI) optical sensor and multiple buttons plus a scrollwheel. An off switch conserves battery life, which should last up to three months under typical conditions, according to Logitech.
Logitech’s new LX7 Cordless Optical Mouse is intended for desktop users; the mouse features soft-touch rubber sizes, a tilt scrollwheel, forward and back buttons for paging through Web pages and large documents, “smart power management” that can extend battery life up to eight months, 1200 DPI resolution and a wireless “mini receiver” that attaches to an available USB port and looks like a USB flash drive.
The LX7 communicates with its receiver using 27MHz technology, and is paired to the receiver in the factory. It features an ambidextrous design and is available in three color combinations: glossy metallic blue and piano black, quartz gray and piano black or ice blue and steel grey. It uses two AA batteries but can operate only on one to save weight. It’ll be available this month for $39.99.
The V400 is a 2.4GHz cordless mouse compatible with both Macs and PCs designed for heavy use — it features a “shock-resistant exoskeleton” with reinforced frame and dual-injected rubber rails. A storage slot lets you transport the USB micro-receiver when the V400 isn’t in use.
The V400 features dual laser tracking technology that measures changes in the frequency of reflected light in order to determine the mouse’s velocity and position. This is a different way of working than the laser and optical sensors found on most mice, according to Logitech, which “take pictures” of the surface the mouse is moving across.
The V400 also features a tilting scroll wheel with “zoom” capabilities, programmable forward and back buttons and battery light indicator. It comes in silver with grey and orange accents and grey with black grips. It’s available now and costs $49.99.