logitech3 New Logitech mice can glide on glass and high gloss surfaces

Logitech has recently announced their new breed of mice – the Logitech® Anywhere Mouse M905 and Performance Mouse M950. Both are equipped with the latest Darkfield Laser Tracking which allow the mice to be used on glass and even high-gloss surfaces.

logitech3 New Logitech mice can glide on glass and high gloss surfaces

SINGAPORE – 06 October 2009 — Today, Logitech took the computer mouse where no mouse has gone before. With Logitech® Darkfield Laser Tracking™, you can use your mouse virtually anywhere you want – including clear glass and high-gloss surfaces. This new technology is available in the Logitech® Performance Mouse M950 and the Logitech® Anywhere Mouse M905, giving you the option of a full-size mouse or a more compact, notebook mouse.

Regular laser tracking technology relies on the ability of the mouse’s sensor to detect the textural details of the surface. The more irregularities a surface exhibits, the easier it is for the sensor to identify reference points that it can use to accurately measure motion. However, because high-gloss surfaces such as glass are almost completely flat, there are not enough details for a typical laser mouse’s sensor to detect.

To track on glass (that’s at least 4 mm thick), Logitech Darkfield uses dark field microscopy to detect microscopic particles and micro-scratches on these surfaces, rather than tracking the surface itself. Similar to the way in which our eye sees the clear night sky, the mouse’s sensor sees the clean areas of glass as a dark background with bright dots – the dust. Then, the sensor interprets the movement of these dots to track exactly where you’ve moved the mouse.

Logitech Performance Mouse M950 and Anywhere Mouse M905
Because choice is important, this new technology is available on a full-size mouse as well as a more compact, notebook mouse. However, both mice are designed to put you in control of your digital world. Both models feature hyper-fast scrolling, so you can fly through long documents with ease, while click-to-click mode gives you more precision when navigating lists, photos and slideshows.

With the full-size Logitech Performance Mouse M950, you have the power to get the job done. The sculpted, right-handed shape gives you the comfort you need, while the flexible micro-USB charging system lets you recharge your mouse through your computer or a wall outlet – even while you’re using it. To make you more productive, four customizable thumb buttons put your most important controls – like application switching and zooming – at your fingertips. And, force-sensitive side-to-side scrolling (software enabled) – a first in any Logitech mouse – lets you quickly navigate around Web pages.

Thanks to its compact size, the Logitech Anywhere Mouse M905 works wherever you do and a travel pouch helps protect the mouse while in-transit. The contoured shape fits naturally into most hands and back and forward buttons, placed within reach of your thumb, help you surf the Web efficiently.

In addition to providing unsurpassed cursor control, both of the new Logitech mice feature the recently announced Logitech® Unifying receiver. The tiny wireless receiver stays in your notebook, so there’s no need to unplug it when you move around. Plus, you can easily add up to five other compatible Logitech keyboards and mice to the single receiver, including the recently announced Logitech® Keyboard K350, Logitech® Keyboard K340, Logitech® Marathon Mouse M705 and the Logitech® Wireless Mouse M505.

Pricing and Availability
The Performance Mouse M950 and the Anywhere Mouse M905 are expected to be available in Singapore by early November, at S$199 and S$149 respectively.