Windows 8 is coming, and if Microsoft has its way, PC users will be transitioning seamlessly back and forth between their desktop and tablets like they’re in some kind of Ridley Scott daydream; that is, as long as they own the right accessories. For those unfamiliar with Windows 8, the traditional desktop experience you know and love is still present — a comforting crutch — but it’s buried underneath a new navigation layer akin to the tiles found on the sibling Windows Phone 8. Getting the most out of this square existence necessitates users to master a bit of muscle memory for a few key gestures and swipes.
These will feel right as rain on tablets, but the one-two punch of a traditional mouse and keyboard is a different story. The Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 ($80), using the 2.4Ghz spectrum to connect with PCs wirelessly through an included USB port receiver, solves this awkward maneuvering issue. The smooth glass accessory is born in the same vein as Apple’s Magic Trackpad, and provides Windows 8 users with up to 13 unique Windows 8 gestures. True control freaks can also use Logitech’s SetPoint software to customize actions to their liking. Power is supplied by a rechargeable battery good for a month’s use on a single charge. Sure, it’s a different experience than the trusty mouse coddled between your digits, but after a few days use, good luck going back.
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