T400 Zone Touch Mouse
Recommended Retail Price: S$59
Connectivity: Wireless with Unifying USB receiver
Compatible devices: all Windows OS
Battery life: 18 months with power switch and battery indicator
Award: International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree

T400 Zone Touch Mouse (Chester Tan)

Press Information: The Logitech T400 is a comfortable hybrid mouse that supports Windows 8 navigation with a touch zone and traditional mouse buttons. Scroll horizontally and vertically through Windows 8 with simple, intuitive swipes of your finger, and quickly access all of your favorite apps in the Windows 8 Start screen with a simple click on the touch-zone. You can enjoy up to 18 months of battery life, and with a built-in battery status indicator, you’ll never be caught without power.

My review: Once you plug the Unifying USB Receiver into a Windows 8 computer, the Logitech SetPoint software will be installed automatically to enable the gestures on the mouse. For older Windows, you would need to install the software manually, which is highly recommended. Once installed, you can configure the T400 to conveniently access the Start Screen and switch applications by clicking the designated zone on the mouse. The touch zone replaces the mechanical scroll wheel and lets you scroll your screen by sliding your fingers up-down or left-right. It also supports zooming by tapping (not clicking) the zone.

The mouse buttons give out a dampened click sound unlike generic mice and is therefore less annoying. I like the rubber texture at the sides of the mouse as it gives me more grip. The mouse is not completely compatible with Mac OS: only the left button, right button and zone touch scroll actions are supported.