Logitech releases M560 mouse for Windows 8

We are only days from the release of Windows 8.1, the successor to the much-maligned operating system that Microsoft pushed out to customers this time last year. As you all likely know by now, even if you haven’t used it, there is much that is different in Windows 8, such as the Charms menu.

To go along with these changes, new devices have been popping up. Logitech has been one of the leaders, producing mice that use gestures to call up these features. Recently, I have been using one of these peripherals, in the form of a Logitech T630, which is a small travel-size mouse.

Now the company is releasing a desktop version tagged the M560. “Whether you’re a righty or a lefty, use a fingertip or palm grip, its deep sculpted contours and soft rubber grip keep your hand comfortable, even after hours of scrolling, searching and clicking”, Logitech announces today.

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The M560 features a Windows 8 menu button that sits behind the scroll wheel for one-touch access to the functions you use most, including the Apps Switch and Charms Bar, while two customizable thumb buttons allow you to switch from the traditional Windows desktop and apps to the new, full-screen Windows 8 interface. These thumb buttons can also be customized.

The Logitech M560 is on sale now, retailing for $39.99 and comes in your choice of black or silver.