Logitech has introduced the Cube, a device that basically ties the functions of both a wireless mouse and a wireless presenter into one compact wireless kit that fits into a shirt pocket. It’s not necessarily the first mouse/presenter combo that we’ve seen, but it’s certainly the most interesting we’ve seen yet – the design certainly helps (despite the name, it’s technically not a “cube,” by the way), but a number of unique features help it stand out.
For use as a mouse, the Cube uses a touch panel on top that lets you scroll through a page. Logitech’s Flow Scroll software delivers a scrolling experience that’s listed to be similar to what you’d get on a touchscreen phone.
Lifting it into the air automatically switches it to presenter mode. In this mode, you can click the Cube’s button to move to the next slide, while turning the mouse over and clicking again move you back to a previous slide.
The Logitech Cube is powered by a built-in battery that’s charged via USB, and connects to a Mac or PC using Logitech’s Unifying receiver that can handle up to six devices. It’s out sometime this month for $69.99.