Windows 8 is almost here, and Logitech is happy to introduce today a new suite of products that will help you quickly, easily and naturally explore this new interface that offers a new multi-touch experience across PCs and tablets.
The Logitech® Zone Touch Mouse T400, Logitech® Touch Mouse T620 and Logitech® Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 each deliver a convenient and intuitive way to access and navigate the key elements of Windows 8. The Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 features a glass touch surface designed for smooth horizontal and vertical scrolling coupled with the same functionality found in a traditional mouse. What’s more, you can click on the touch zone to go directly to the Start Screen so you can access your favorite apps instantly.
The ultra-sleek Logitech Touch Mouse T620 has designed-for-comfort curves that not only look good but also feel good in your hand. The full touch surface gives you natural, fluid navigation through Windows 8, letting you move through your favorite screens and apps with intuitive scrolling and swiping. Plus, it has built-in shortcuts gestures that take you quickly between the old desktop and new Start Screen. Its laser-grade optical sensor ensures precision tracking on almost any surface.
The Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 features a large, ultra-smooth glass touch surface so your fingers have more room to roam, and it supports the full range of Windows 8 gestures. Swipe from the edges to display charms and switch apps, pinch-to-zoom and three-finger swipe gestures are just some of its many functions. Similar to the Logitech T620, you have the freedom to gesture wherever your fingers rest on the touchpad so everything you do feels natural and intuitive.
To see these products in action, check out the video below.
Lost opportunity with the glass already there you should have added solar.
Is the full touch mouse smart enough to ignore accidental touches?Guessing not so much when the touchpad does right click only in the corner,ideally the touch surface should try to always fully understand the position of the hand and recognize the intentions of the user but you could have made the right click area larger at least.
And finally,no keyboards with touch surfaces or some optical sensor?
The Touchpad T650 does recognize some accidental touches. For example, if you left-click with your thumb and let your thumb rest on the touch surface while pointing with another finger, the Touchpad recognizes that you’re using the pointer and your thumb is just resting. Separately, if clicking the bottom right corner of the Touchpad is not your preferred way to right-click, you can use Logitech’s Setpoint Software to assign right-clicking to be a single tap with two fingers, which can be done anywhere on the touch surface.
Will these products work with Windows Vista or XP just like a normal mouse/touchpad (without gestures)? Will these products be recognized on older OSes as a ‘normal mouse’ or maybe they will not work at all?
One more question:
will these products work on Linux? I think it’s a matter of writing a driver for specific OS… so do you have any plans to support other OSes than Win7/8?
Hi there. The Touch Mouse T400 is designed for use with Windows-based PCs running Windows 8 or Windows 7 and systems running Windows RT. The Touchpad T650 and the Touch Mouse T620 are Windows 8 and Windows 7 compatible.
Please tell me that i can replace my Apple Magic Mouse with the Touch Mouse T620 on Mac OS X. Does it support the gestures of OS X?
Hi, the mouse is not compatible with OS X. It is designed for use with Windows based PCs running Windows® 8, or Windows® 7.
Hi Logitech, I’have the Logitech Wireless Touchpad. I wanna know when the pinch-to-zoom feature will be available for my touchpad.
I’m waiting since 12 months just to have this basic feature !
Has the actual release date been announced? I preordered the T650 as soon as I read the initial announcement thinking it would ship well in advance of Windows 8 which has 2 more weeks to go.
Hi Michael. Unfortunately, we don’t have an exact date, but shipping is expected to start this month.
Great products guys. Again, you have succeeded to deliver innovative products ahead of competition, specially designed for the Windows OS environment. Congrats Mike Culver for the visionary design of the products.
I was really looking forward for the Logitech touch mouse for my Windows 8 devices however the fact that is still using 2.4 Wireless that requires an adapter and NOT Bluetooth is a major issue for me..
Bluetooth will work great across PCs Notebooks and Tablets without a USB adapter plus the accessories with Bluetooth can pair with multiple devices at the same time so we can easily share the same mouse or touchpad across notebooks and tablets for example without re-pairing them..
Hopefully you will release Bluetooth versions of these great products in the near future.
We appreciate your honest feedback. We will pass your input along to our product development team.
I’d like to have a PDF copy of the Getting Started Guide for my T650, but the support page for the product links to the guide for the T620. Can someone correct this? Thanks for a great product!
Hi Rick, here’s the link for the PDF copy of the Getting Started Guide for your T650: http://www.logitech.com/assets/46475/wireless-rechargeable-touchpad-t650.pdf
So, it appears these devices will NOT work with older Windows versions? I use XP Pro and Win XP Tablet edition on my machines. I have no plans to upgrade as My XP versions finally work great after many years of tweaking and learning. My motto is: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I use Logitech input devices primarily. It’s too bad that these new controllers aren’t backwards compatible. Seems strange that they’re not as it’s still the “old” USB. Would certainly have purchased a couple if they had been. I guess progress will have to move along without me for awhile. I’ll catch up later. Now, burn the witches!
I used a Logitech Bluetooth mouse/keyboard combination at my last job, until it stopped working, that is, after about 2-3 years. It was a royal pain to use, because the computer itself didn’t “see” the mouse/keyboard until Windows 7 had booted… and the computer had an encrypted hard drive that required inputting a password to boot into Windows 7 (this was a laptop – I had to input the encryption password using the built-in keyboard, then close the laptop and connect it to the docking station before Windows finished booting). I’ll gladly keep my 2.4GHz wireless device capability over Bluetooth!
We appreciate your honest feedback, Hugh. We will pass along your input to the rest of our team. Thank you.
Any update on the release date? The month has only 8 days left! 🙂
Hi there, Hugh. Unfortunately we don’t have an exact date, but the products should be available very soon. Please check back here and on our website for updates. Preorder is available at http://www.logitech.com. Thanks for reading and being a fan!
Have pretty much done a tech refresh of my kit in anticipation of Windows 8. Only piece left in the puzzle is a touch pad as I do not want to use my mouse for this touch OS. Was hoping it would be out for the OS release on the 26th. When you say very soon are we talking this month or next? I’ve seen on one site it being quoted as the 19th November which would be slightly unbearable. I think you have an excellent product here and can clean up if you let us all buy one (or two) off you! 🙂
We appreciate your excitement. You can order the touchpad from our website. http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice/touchpad-t650
Hi, we’re so glad you like it! What region are you from? This will help us answer this for you.
I’m in the US (Florida) and have already ordered the T650 and the K810. When are these going to start shipping? I had hoped pre-Win 8 launch also.
Hi Bob, both will be shipping this month. If you have questions about your specific order, please contact our team. http://www.logitech.com/en-us/contact.
I’m in the UK. Guess the US might get it first, but love to know when I can pick one up over here.
Hi there! They will be available in the UK starting this month and are currently available for purchase online at http://www.logitech.com.
Can the T620 be used with a Windows RT device?
If so, are all the gestures supported?
If not, will this be addressed with a Windows Update?
I’d really like to use it with a Surface RT.
Hi Daniel, yes the Logitech T620 is designed to work with Windows RT devices.
we just got the k81 and the Anywhere mouse MX but have Windows XP…how can I sync them or will it even work wit XP?
The Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX does work with Windows XP but the Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 does not. The K810 works with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows RT. Let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you.
I would like to know if there’s any future plans for T620 driver upgrade, where more touch functionality can be integrated?
Hi, unfortunately we can’t comment on future upgrades at the moment. Please stay tuned for updates.
I would of purchased if it was bluetooth. It would make sense so we can save a usb port.
Thanks for your honest feedback. We will pass it on to our team.
I was bought a t650 for Christmas but I run Ubuntu 12.10. Most of the basic functionality works with the major exception of left and right clicks. I know its not officially supported but I wanted to know if you do have any plans to support Linux in the future as I dont want to have to return it. Or maybe you know of some workarounds? Thanks.
Hey Steve! We can’t comment on future updates at this point in time but we do make sure to pass on any customer suggestions and feedback to our team. Please visit the Logitech Forums to talk to other customers about using the T650, here: http://forums.logitech.com/.
This mouse works with Mac OS X. I’m using it on my MacAir right now. It just won’t do a return to the home screen since that isn’t a function for Mac, although I’m sure there’s a way to reprogram it to work with other functions. They just don’t want to sell it that way, although, they should because it’s a great mouse and they’d be better off selling it as a multi-platform device. Their loss :O
I have the T650 and I like it love I just wish Logitech would support it under Linux..
We’re so glad you like it, and we appreciate your feedback. We will send this along to our product team.