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Logitech brings Bluetooth to mice

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Logitech is once again embracing Bluetooth technology: the V470, launched today, is a cordless mouse that dispenses with the USB-connected receiver device the company usually connects its wireless rodents too.

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Logitech's V470: Bluetooth connection

The V470's Bluetooth 1.2 connection works with any suitably enabled laptop or desktop PC and has a maximum transmission distance of 9m. It uses laser tracking to provide smooth cursor control across virtually any surface, Logitech claimed, including your bog-standard sarnie crumb-littered desktop.

Users can also zoom in and out or scroll horizontally and vertically across the screen, thanks to the device's smooth two-way scroll wheel.

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Logitech's V740: showing some side

The mouse runs off two AA batteries and will operate for up to four months - a battery life indicator and on/off switch also help to monitor and maximise the duration. A protective travel pouch is also included.

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Logitech's V470: sophisticated undercarriage

The V470 will be available in either high-gloss blue or white. It will go on sale across Europe in September and retail for £35 ($70/€57).

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