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Quite simply, the M600 tries to integrate two devices into one – the traditional clicky mouse and the touchpad. This has been done before, hence nothing revolutionary. But, the package seems impressive. One look, and it doesn't look much different than literally any other similar devices out there. Inspect closely, and you realize the difference. Look ma, no buttons! But before you shout that out, stop. Look again! Yes, the box says that it is a Touch Mouse, but that is only up to a certain extent. There is the up / down scrolling as well as sideways scrolling using two fingers. However, the right and left click is still clickable keys, albeit very nicely disguised in the design. Speaking of which, the M600 looks very good, despite having a traditional design. The black finish on top bit mixes well with the grey wave imprint design. The finish is a little too glossy for my liking, but will work as long as you don't really scratch it. On the sides is the light grey finish, while the base gets the matte black goodness. This is where the 2 AA batteries go in, and there is the on / off slider. Feels well put together, with a nice combination of shine and understated bits.
Touch mice are on the rise. First it was Apple, Microsoft and HP. Now it's Logitech with the Touch Mouse M600. Will this be the first tactile mouse to pass our 3-star bar? Like the Explorer Touch Mouse, the M600 is glossy from head to toe. That's a great idea... if you like smudges. At 11 cm long, it isn't optimally sized for the human hand—your palm doesn't rest on it. Another drawback is the weight distribution. Once the two AA batteries are inserted it becomes back-heavy, with the back end of the mouse swerving annoyingly every time you make a brusque movement. The minimalist shape makes the M600 usable for both lefties and righties. Unfortunately there's no thumb button, no matter which hand you're using. Contrary to appearances, it does have a scroll wheel—a virtual scroll wheel. With your finger you can scroll vertically in steps or continuously to get quickly to the bottom of the page. Sliding your finger horizontally has an entirely different effect. When you go from right to left, that takes you "Back" when you're online or navigating through folders in Windows. And going from left to right takes you "Forward" in your web browser or Windows folders.
The Logitech m600 Touch Mouse attempts to marry the traditional point and click interface of the mouse with the swipe and speed of a tablet PC, or a laptop's touchpad. A lofty ambition, perhaps, and one that the Logitech m600 Touch Mouse doesn't quite achieve.The first thing that struck us when we were testing the Logitech m600 Touch Mouse is that it is not quite as 'touch' sensitive as we thought. Instead of a light tap to select a menu option or file – as per touchscreens and touchpads – you still physically click the mouse down, so the Logitech m600 Touch Mouse acts as one giant mouse button. It wasn't bad, but we found it a bit distracting. It also gave the mouse a bit of a hollow, cheap feel to it. Where the touch comes into play is when scrolling through documents and websites. It works well, and the effect is rather pleasing – but it's not a huge improvement over traditional scroll wheels. You can also flip back and forth between web pages by swiping your finger horizontally. The mouse looks nice and is comfortable to hold, despite the earlier mentioned hollow feeling. The m600 comes with a Logitech Unifying USB dongle.
The Logitech M600 Touch Mouse joins several other touch-enabled computer mice, such as the Apple Magic Mouse ($69.99 direct, 3.5 stars) and Microsoft Touch Mouse ($79.95 list, 4.5 stars), which put a touch-sensitive surface directly on the mouse. Sometimes the results are good, as with the Microsoft Touch Mouse, but other times, it's a failed gimmick, as seen with the Verbatim Wireless Optical Touch Mouse ($29.99 street, 2.5 stars). Thankfully, the Logitech M600 does touch very well, by sticking with what works. The sleek yet comfortable design doesn't hurt, either. The Logitech M600 Touch Mouse looks very much like a smooth wet stone pulled out of a river. Its dark grey colors and smooth rounded surface reinforce this imagery, but also make for a fairly comfortable mouse. On the front half of the device, where a traditional mouse has left and right buttons, the entire top surface of the mouse is touch-sensitive. This allows you to scroll and swipe right on the surface of the mouse. You also have regular clicking capability, which is smooth and quiet. The M600 measures 1.1 by 2.52 by 4.41 inches (HWD) - neither too large, as with the HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse, or too low-profile, as with the Apple Magic Mouse.
Logitech asks $70 for the Touch Mouse M600, a touch sensitive input device in the style of Apple's Magic Mouse and Microsoft's simply named Touch Mouse. That price will come down once the M600 hits wider distribution, but it's still in the same range as its competition. As much as I like the Touch Mouse M600's looks and its attempt to replicate smartphone-style touch input, it lacks the library of specialized gestures you get with the other touch mice. I don't necessarily miss those gestures, but with fewer features should come a lower price. That price discrepancy and the fact that touch input is basically a novelty here prevents me from recommending the M600 with any great enthusiasm. "Scroll and swipe where you like," says the M600's product page. This, essentially, is the chief innovation brought about by Logitech's touch input efforts. Rather than face the burden of a mechanical scroll wheel or thumb-side back-and-forth buttons, Logitech's new, Windows 7-only mouse frees you to scroll down a Web page, or navigate back and forth, all by simply dragging your finger in the appropriate direction across the M600's shiny plastic surface. There's nothing inherently wrong with using touch-based input for those navigational features, but it also doesn't add anything you can't get from a more affordable, mechanical mouse.
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