Logitech's V400 Laser Cordless mouse for notebook

Posted on Tuesday, September 06 2005 @ 13:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Logitech unveiled a new cordless notebook mouse, the V400 Laser Cordless Mouse. This mouse uses Logitech's laser-based tracking engine for the best performance on a wide range of surfaces and has the company's 2.4GHz digital cordless technology to provide a robust wireless connection at a range of up to 30 feet.

The plug-and-play USB micro-receiver tucks away neatly inside the mouse´s storage slot when not in use, so that it doesn´t get lost and is easy to transport. And to help protect the mouse from travel trauma — the sporty new mouse design features a shock-resistant exoskeleton with a reinforced frame and dual-injected rubber rails.

The Logitech V400 Laser Cordless Mouse uses a new dual laser tracking technology that is tuned to provide maximum surface coverage. Developed jointly by Logitech and Philips Laser Sensors, dual laser technology was selected for the V400 mouse because of its small size and tracking performance. It is based on Philips´ twin-eye laser technology embedded in the PLN2020 twin-eye laser sensor. The dual laser engine is packaged in a radically smaller, single-chip form factor — a crucial feature that enables the V400 to be so compact, portable, and durable. Unlike most optical and laser sensors, dual laser does not take pictures of a surface, as do most optical and laser sensors. Instead, it measures changes in the frequency of reflected light as the sensor is moved at different speeds and in different directions. Working together, these two lasers provide extremely accurate tracking performance on virtually any surface — ideal for a notebook mouse. As with all Logitech laser products, the laser is nearly invisible and very safe: It meets the Class 1M safety standard.

The Logitech V400 Laser Cordless Mouse comes in two different color schemes: silver with grey and orange accents, and grey with black grips. The mouse includes Logitech´s Tilt Wheel Plus Zoom wheel, which allows people to effortlessly scroll left, right, up and down, and zoom in and out of images, Web pages and open documents. Another innovative feature is the fingertip-accessible Universal Forward and Backward buttons located on the corner of the mouse — perfect for paging forward or backward in a range of common applications.

With an integrated battery light indicator, people will know when the Logitech V400 Laser Cordless Mouse is getting low on power. Located just above the built-in receiver slot, the light begins to flash red when there is approximately a week of power left. The mouse requires only a single AA battery, which helps keep the weight down for frequent travelers. Also, the mouse automatically turns off when the receiver is inserted into the storage slot — helping to extend battery life.

The Logitech V400 Laser Cordless Mouse for Notebooks is now available in retail stores for $49.99.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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