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Anyone who goes on the road for business has learned the importance of packing light. While they may not make their own gear to shave of an ounce or two of weight, the business traveler still wants to carry as little as possible. For the on-the-go set, the Logitech Cube ($69.99 direct) is minimalism incarnate, cramming a dual-function computer mouse and presentation remote into a rectangular package that is so small you could slip it in your pocket and forget it's even there. Somebody in Logitech's product naming group should perhaps revisit basic geometry. This is not a cube. Rather than being square, the Logitech Cube is rectangular, looking a lot like a giant rubber eraser. The Cube is barely larger than a 9-volt battery or a matchbox, far smaller than other travel mice - like the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 ($29.99 direct, 3.5 stars) - which makes it ideal for the presenter on the go. This little mouse can be slipped in a pants pocket or laptop bag without any trouble, and the included case protects it from getting banged up along the way. The cubic shape isn't made for ergonomics or comfort - it's certainly no competitor to the Hippus HandShoe Mouse (with LightClick) ($119 direct, 4 stars) - but the small size and 0.95-ounce weight make it small enough that it can be used without a lot of gripping.
At just about an inch wide, two inches long and half an inch thick, the mouse looks and feels more like a chubby pencil eraser than a device to control a cursor on screen. Sit one next to one of the company's wireless travel mice — which are themselves pretty small — and it's still utterly dwarfed by the larger peripheral. It fits into any pocket with ease, including the key pocket in a pair of jeans. And, at 25 grams (less than an ounce) it's light enough that you can comfortably hang it by its Micro USB charging cable while you top off the internal battery. Is it a good mouse, though? Read on. While it may be small and its purpose impenetrable until you put it to use, the miniature rectangular prism is definitely a mouse. It's got a 1000dpi laser sensor, a 2.4GHz wireless radio which connects to one of Logitech's tiny USB receivers, a capacitive touch surface on top, and even some sensors inside to determine whether the mouse is right-side up or upside-down. That's pretty neat, because it lets you pick up the mouse and use it as a presentation clicker as well. More on that in a bit. Visually, it's quite an attractive design. There's a smooth, hard, glossy, transparent, resin-like plastic covering a white (or black) ribbed design on all six sides, while a glossy black (or white) fills in all the seams at every vertex and edge.
College professors, slaves to PowerPoint, and aficionados of cuteness, Logitech has you in mind for its tiny $70 Cube Mouse. There's no denying that the Cube is indeed cute. Its petite design also makes it eminently portable. The problem is that it's not a very good mouse, and its presenting features are too simplistic. Serious presenters can find more-capable support accessories for less. At 0.625 inch high, 1.125 inches wide, and 2.125 inches deep, the Cube is about the size of a Matchbox car. It comes with a small carrying sleeve, a USB dongle for charging, and Logitech's USB Unified microreceiver, which can receive a signal from up to six peripheral devices from the Logitech Unified device family. Logitech's pitch for the Cube is that it offers basic mousing capabilities, as well as a unique presenting mode for navigating PowerPoint presentations or other long documents. Hold the Cube on a work surface and it works like any wireless mouse. It supports left and right clicking, as well as swipe-based vertical scrolling on its top face. Lift the Cube off your work surface and it goes into presentation mode. The only function it offers here is the ability to navigate back and forth through the pages of a document. Hold it upright and click to advance a page. Turn the mouse upside down and click to back up a page.
Logitech has produced an original and intriguing mouse. It has to be said we didn’t expect such a product from them. It may well be that if such a prestigious brand wasn’t stamped on it, this mouse would have passed unnoticed, in spite of its advantages. The Logitech Cube is a micro mouse weighing 24 grammes and measuring 5 cm long. It has obviously been designed for those who're looking for a mouse to take with them wherever they go. In comparison, the Razer Orochi that we have been recommending up until now, is 10 cm long and weighs 68 grammes. This makes it three times the size of the Cube, which actually isn’t a cube at all but rather a parallelapiped, 2.8 cm wide and 1.6 cm high. It doesn’t have a scroll but instead the whole of the upper surface is touch-sensitive and reacts to your vertical movements. The icing on the cake, according to Logitech, is that the mouse is ideal for showing slides in a PowerPoint presentation. After the surprise of the Cube’s shape, it’s a pleasure to discover the USB receiver, even though this is now pretty standard. Unfortunately, there are some disappointments to come. The front: the left click. The middle of the back: the right click and the sensitive scroll.
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