‘The Heck With Waiting For CES,’ Says Logitech, ‘We’re Releasing Our New Goodies Right Now!’

‘The Heck With Waiting For CES,’ Says Logitech, ‘We’re Releasing Our New Goodies Right Now!’

Logitech isn’t waiting for CES next week; instead, the gadget giant is releasing two new products today — one of which raised eyebrows here.

The first is the Logitech Cube (that’s it above), a mouse in the shape of a rectangle. “Huh?” Yeah, that’s what we thought, too. Then the questions began. Why does it look like a brick of ice? Hasn’t the mouse evolved over hundreds (ok, maybe dozens) of years to fit the shape of a human hand precisely? Then again, this is no ordinary mouse: Logitech says the “main panel” (the top?) doubles as a smooth touch-scroller; simply lifting it into the air will switch the Cube to presenter mode to advance slides and such. Nifty.

‘The Heck With Waiting For CES,’ Says Logitech, ‘We’re Releasing Our New Goodies Right Now!’

The other item is, according to Logitech, the world’s first 1080p webcam. Logitech collaborated with Skype on the HD Pro Webcam C920 to bring hi-def to video chat; in fact, the 1080p resolution will only work when using Skype, and only with Skype 5.7 Beta — which is currently only available for Windows users. Blah. Besides the hi-def capability, the C920 packs some pretty cool harware, including a Carl Zeiss lens and stereo microphones.

Of course, Logitech will probably have other new goodies at the show. Both the mouse and the webcam should be available later this month, with the Cube priced at $70 and the C920 at $100.

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  • Ed Smith

    So Logitech is releasing only two products? I doubt it. And who says a mouse can’t be brick shaped …. most mobile phones have that same shape.

  • NewPharo

    that is just a CES teaser

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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