From the latest touch screen media players to the newest touch screen mobile handhelds, the “touch revolution” has undeniably spilled into different electronic product lines, primarily in the arena of computer accessories and human input/interface devices (HID).
The Logitech Touch Mouse M600 is one of the latest.
Scheduled for release this February, the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 is made for users who’ve become accustomed with the interactive touch screen interface and operability of tablets, mobiles and/or handhelds.
Think of the device as a PC mouse – a Logitech mainstay product – which highlights interactive “touch” operation benefits for users, allowing users to do page flips and page scrolls with their fingers using a mouse.
Powered by a single AA battery, the M600 can run on battery power for three months, and users can optionally store an additional AA battery for extended use. Implementing its propriety Flow Scroll software, the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 works with Windows 7 computers, with previous Windows operating systems left unsupported.
Microsoft launched something similar in 2010 with the Explorer Touch Mouse and Arc Touch Mouse. This year, keying on Microsoft’s previous success with its Arc Touch Mouse and Explorer Touch Mouse, Logitech is following suit.
It’s difficult to see how Logitech’s Touch Mouse M600 would fare once its out in the market.
But given the versatile nature of personal computer systems and programs, it’s not difficult to see this “touch” angle as an on-the-rise standard which new adventures in computer operation and control can be built on.
Picture yourself playing a game with a gamepad in your hands. Now edit that image, this time, picture yourself playing a game using a “touch” mouse.
Is this the birth of a new gaming standard for PC systems? Will new wireless standards allow interaction between gaming consoles and a similar device?
It may sound far fetched, but you have to admit, there’s an appeal to it, don’t you think?