Logitech is announcing a line of new super slim, touch enabled Bluetooth mice today that might finally give Mac users a great alternative to Apple’s own multi-touch Magic Mouse. While both mouses feature the same specs and multi-touch enabled surface, Logitech is marketing the black version for Windows Ultrabook users, while the white version has been made specifically for OS X users to match the all-aluminum body of MacBooks.

“Whether it’s a computer, tablet, smartphone or touch-navigation device, people are looking for thin, modern design that works fluidly,” said Charlotte Johs, Logitech global vice president of brand development. “We created the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse to give people an ultraportable mouse that complements today’s MacBook and Ultrabook computers.”

The Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T631 for Mac (as well as the T630 for Ultrabooks) features a brushed metallic body, “feather-light” design at 70g, and comes in at 85 mm x 59mm x 18 mm. It also includes USB charging, Logitech’s Easy-Switch Bluetooth technology for switching between devices, and optimizations for OS X touch gestures. The company says you can expect to get around 1 hour of use from 1 minute of charge time.  Logitech clarified that the mouse gets around 10 hours max battery life on a full charge:

the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse is much longer than one hour — it can last up to 10 days on a full charge, based on typical user experiences. It charges very quickly, and just one minute of charge time will give you up to one hour of power.

The Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T631 for Mac in white  will be available in the US and Europe in November, while the Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 in black will be available in both markets starting in next month. Both will sell for $69.99 and are available to preorder now through Logitech’s website starting today.

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7 Responses to “Logitech announces Ultrathin multi-touch Bluetooth mouse made to match your MacBook”

  1. PMZanetti says:

    Both very slick looking. If it works as well as the Magic Mouse, which is doubtful, it could be a nice style-alternative.

    I just have a hard time believing anyone can do mouse or trackpad like Apple can. Especially when we’re talking multi-touch. There is not one multi-touch device in the world that feels anywhere near as solid or fluid as Apple’s. This is one of Apple’s biggest legs up on all competition.

  2. I would be extremely excited if they gave the mouse back some size. I love my Magic Mouse, other than it’s way to thin. Give me the same mouse with some bulk and I would be in heaven.

  3. Paul Nielsen says:

    It charges for use “up to an hour” ? really ?!? I can see avid gamers running through Diablo 3 and then oops, I gotta stop and charge my mouse. or in the middle of a meeting at a client site working on wireframe mockups, oops, I gotta stop and plug in my mouse.

    The mouse looks great, but the short battery life shuts down this sale.

    • 311sie says:

      “The company says you can expect to get around 1 hour of use from 1 minute of charge time”
      Do not understand what your concern with charge is. The article is pretty clear.

  4. An hour of use on a charge? Sheesh my wireless mouse with 2 AAA batteries lasts for months!

  5. Hi all — Andrea here, with Logitech. Wanted to quickly clarify that the battery life of the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse is much longer than one hour — it can last up to 10 days on a full charge, based on typical user experiences. It charges very quickly, and just one minute of charge time will give you up to one hour of power.