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Logitech today announced three new peripherals designed to provide intuitive navigation and touch controls for Windows 8 PCs that aren't a part of the new crop of tablets and touchscreen-equipped systems. That includes two touch-enabled computer mice and a wireless desktop touchpad. All three feature unique navigation features designed with Windows 8 in mind, and the trio will be available to buy at the end of this month.

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Use Logitech's new products for Windows 8 to help you easily navigate the new touch interface.

This looks really great in my opinion.
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Or we could just use Windows 7 and not get a different UI shoved down our throat AND have our current hardware work?
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An additional hardware piece, to compensate for an additional UI feature no one asked for.
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Agreed with the two previous posts. No thanks. I love you, Logitech, but I'm not changing my sexy hardware to use some crap UI.
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Originally Posted by TheByt3 View Post

This looks really great in my opinion.

Not sure if serious. wth.gif
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Or we could just use Windows 7 and not get a different UI shoved down our throat AND have our current hardware work?
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An additional hardware piece, to compensate for an additional UI feature no one asked for.

LoL, exactly.

Windows 8 is so bad hardware companies have to make new devices to compensate for it's deficiencies.

Sad thing is, they all look like Apple products.
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This looks really great in my opinion.
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Or we could just use Windows 7 and not get a different UI shoved down our throat AND have our current hardware work?
If that's your choice, the run with it! smile.gif
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An additional hardware piece, to compensate for an additional UI feature no one asked for.
By that theory, Microsoft should only include things that people ask for in Windows. I wonder how THAT would have turned out... eek.gif I like the Metro UI quite a bit, but it IS preference I grant you.
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Agreed with the two previous posts. No thanks. I love you, Logitech, but I'm not changing my sexy hardware to use some crap UI.
Again, preference. Logitech is just staying up with the times. I find the UI legitimately (sp) useful. So, some additional hardware may or may not be needed to take full advantage of it. This would be like Microsoft adding audio playback into Windows for the first time and you crying foul because you have to buy some headphones to use it... rolleyes.gif
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All of the above.
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All of the above.

Then you would contradict yourself, silly.
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This looks really great in my opinion.
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Or we could just use Windows 7 and not get a different UI shoved down our throat AND have our current hardware work?
If that's your choice, the run with it! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

An additional hardware piece, to compensate for an additional UI feature no one asked for.
By that theory, Microsoft should only include things that people ask for in Windows. I wonder how THAT would have turned out... eek.gif I like the Metro UI quite a bit, but it IS preference I grant you.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

Agreed with the two previous posts. No thanks. I love you, Logitech, but I'm not changing my sexy hardware to use some crap UI.
Again, preference. Logitech is just staying up with the times. I find the UI legitimately (sp) useful. So, some additional hardware may or may not be needed to take full advantage of it. This would be like Microsoft adding audio playback into Windows for the first time and you crying foul because you have to buy some headphones to use it... rolleyes.gif

No, it's nothing like that at all, actually. You don't need headphones to hear audio. And you shouldn't have to buy additional hardware just to navigate a terribly designed UI. Metro may be good for Phones and Tablets, it's a horrible Desktop and Laptop solution. I don't want to replace my keyboard and mouse (which are lovely Logitech products, btw) just so I can navigate a UI. That's asinine.
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These devices look ok, but you can already do all of that in Windows 8 using keyboard shortcuts.

The metro new UI / Windows 8 really isn't bad once you learn the different keyboard shortcuts. You don't need hardware made for Windows 8 to use it.

If these devices help people learn how to use the new UI than that's a good thing. smile.gif
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