Today Logitech announced an upcoming multi-gesture wireless touchpad that allows for notebook navigation in Logitech’s idea of a “natural” way. The wireless touchpad allows users to scroll through documents and web pages with two fingers, swipe through photos and other media with three fingers and swipe with four fingers to switch from one application to the next.
Swiping vertically with three fingers on the touchpad will move pages up or down. An LED will light up to indicate when the touchpad is on and when the batteries are running low. The new PC-oriented touchpad takes advantage of Logitech’s unifying receiver technology, which lets multiple differemt Logitech products connect to the same computer via the same receiver.
The 2.4 GHz touchpad has a 5-inch form factor, is compatible with Windows 7 – while it will no doubt function as a basic trackpad under Mac OS X, it is unlikelly that the Magic Trackpad’s similar gesture functionality will work on this device. Package contents include two AA batteries.
The 5-inch multi-gesture wireless touchpad is available for pre-order on Logitech’s website now and will be shipping to US and European residents “beginning in September.” It has a price point of $49.99.