Logitech Announces New Mice Options

Computer mice maker Logitech announced Tuesday three new pointing devices, including a 2.4 gigahertz cordless mouse that doesnit need its own receiver.

The Logitech V270 Cordless Optical Notebook Mouse uses Bluetooth wireless technology to connect with notebook PCs and Apple PowerBook notebooks that have an integrated Bluetooth receiver. The mouse, charcoal gray in color, uses Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology, which features adaptive frequency hopping to reduce the chance of interference from other 2.4 GHz wireless devices such as Wi-Fi notebooks or cordless telephones.

With typical use, the mouse achieves a battery life of up to three months, which can be extended using the on/off switch. The mouse features a low-battery indicator light, helping remove the potential surprise of a dead battery. The Logitech V270 mouse has a1000 dpi optical engine, providing smooth, precision tracking on a wide variety of surfaces.

The V270 will be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in November. Its suggested retail price in the U.S. is $49.99.

Logitech?s LX7 Cordless Optical Mouse is for desktop users, providing battery life of up to eight months. Logitechis new smart power management system, which includes an indicator light that glows green when the mouse is turned on and the battery life is good. The light blinks red when 1-2 weeks of battery life remain. The second component of the smart power management system is an on/off button on the base of the mouse, which can help further extend battery life.

Designed to fit comfortably in the right or left hand, the LX7 is sculpted on both sides of the mouse, giving it an hourglass shape. The mouse features a soft-touch, rubberized grip and comes in three colors: glossy metallic blue/piano black, quartz gray/piano black, or ice blue/steel gray.

The LX7 will be available in the U.S. beginning in September for $39.99. It will be available in Europe beginning in late September.

The V400 is a 2.4GHz cordless mouse that features dual laser tracking technology that measures changes in the frequency of reflected light in order to determine the mouse?s speed and position. The V400 has 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 is nnot being uses.

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.

The V400 is available now in the U.S and Europe and retails for $49.99.

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