If it seems like we've been posting a lot about Logitech products lately, it's because the company has been embracing Apple products like never before. That means that we're seeing a lot of new Apple-only products, and the company is being great about sending us review equipment to test out. The latest item from the company is the US$69.99 Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac. While the company's website still shows that the item is only available for pre-order, one lucky TUAW reader will get a chance to win this new accessory from Logitech.
Size-wise, the Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac is identical to Apple's Magic Trackpad, measuring 5.25 inches wide by 5 inches deep. Unlike the Apple trackpad, the Rechargeable Trackpad does not have as much of a tilted surface.
The Apple trackpad has a definite demarcation between the touch-sensitive glass surface and the metal section containing the batteries. Not so with the Logitech trackpad, which is a solid slab of glass. The sensitive portion does not extend all the way to the top of the trackpad, so it may take those who are familiar with the Apple trackpad a minute to get used to the usable area.
Unlike the Apple trackpad, there are no removable batteries, thus eliminating the cylindrical bulge at the top of the Apple unit. The Logitech unit has a rechargeable battery -- hence the name. To charge the battery, the company includes a standard USB to micro-USB cable. The battery can be charged while the device is in use. There are two small buttons -- a slider on the side to turn power on and off, and a recessed push button on the bottom to set up pairing.