Logitech fights Apple's Magic Trackpad with Wireless Touchpad

Have we met before? If Logitech's Wireless Touchpad looks familiar, that's because it is. It's the Windows/PC version of Apple's mouse-killing Magic Trackpad — only fatter, cheaper and made with more plastic.

Whether you believe the mouse is dead and multi-finger gesture-based trackpads are the future or not, Logitech's not sitting around to let Apple reap all the rewards. The Wireless Touchpad features a 5-inch gesture-sensitive surface area and connects with a USB dongle (no Bluetooth like the Magic Trackpad) via a 2.4GHz frequency.

That huge surface area also means gestures with up to four fingers are possible. Scrolling and swiping — pretty much everything you can do with the Magic Trackpad, you can now do on a PC. Snazzy.

A lot of the sleekness of Apple's clean Trackpad didn't make the jump to Logitech's Wireless Touchpad, but what do you expect from a clone? Look for Logitech's copycat by the end of this month for $50. I think this trackpad for desktops thing just might become a trend.

Via Logitech

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