updated 04:00 am EDT, Mon July 23, 2007
Logitech VX Nano
Logitech this morning unveiled the VX Nano, its adaptation of the earlier VX Revolution mouse to an ultra-compact form built for portables. Virtually eliminating the hassle of carrying an RF adapter, the transmitter included with the system is barely larger than its USB plug -- so small that it can be left in the notebook without fear that it will break off inside a bag, Logitech says. While smaller than the premium model, it still includes the Revolution series' unique scroll wheel that can either spin freely for navigating large documents or turn at a normal speed for websites and other everyday uses.
Also like its larger siblings, the VX Nano sports laser tracking, forward and back shortcuts for skipping through websites, and a search button for queuing web results from highlighted text on a page. A pair of AAA batteries will provide the mouse up to six months of regular use, the company adds, making the device a realistic option for a desktop replacement as well as frequent travelers. Logitech ships the Nano in late August with Mac and Windows support for $70.