Logitech has long been my mouse and keyboard maker of choice, and I’ve used their input peripherals for as long as I can remember. So, when I recently had an opportunity to try out the Logitech M600 Touch Mouse I seized it, and wanted to briefly share my thoughts.
Apple was the first big-name company to release a touch-based mouse, the Magic Mouse, in 2009. In typical fashion, Microsoft released a similar product shortly thereafter, the Microsoft Touch Mouse. Logitech’s M600, therefore, is the latest arrival to the party, released in early 2012. So, does it bring anything new to the table, desk or sofa arm?
The Logitech M600 is similar to both Apple’s and Microsoft’s offerings in that its surface is touch-sensitive (conductive). But’s it’s also more limited; the mouse offers touch-based up and down scrolling, and swiping back and forth between web pages. That’s about it. There are no gestures – configurable or otherwise – though you can swap the left and right “button” functions in the SetPoint software should you wish to. Left and right clicks are achieved by physically pressing either side of the M600 where traditional mice buttons would be located, which produces an soft, well-oiled pop-pop.