Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad

Editor rating

4.4/5 on 17 February 2018

User's rating

5 reviews

PROS

  • Glass top allows for smooth gestures
  • Rechargeable battery

CONS

  • Need to install third party software
  • Tricky to use for photo editing (precise, tiny movements)

VERDICT

If you haven't tried a trackpad, I suggest you give one a try. One with a glass top may be more slippery and easier to swipe around. A trackpad allows your hands to move around in various positions and not be locked into a general area to perform the functions you need. My personal one has lasted for 4 years with no issues and thousands of hours of use. Highly recommended.

I first bought a Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad on July 2, 2013 (thanks Amazon for reminding me!). I bought it to replace a broken Apple Trackpad. It’s now June 7, 2017 nearly four years later and the Trackpad has been my daily driver with zero issues. The battery is not holding a charge like it used to but just connecting it to a USB battery pack to occasionally juice it up keeps it going for six months or so until I need to recharge the USB battery pack.

Trackpads are not for everyone. I have found that trackpads if used correctly for some people can provide more natural gesturing than ergonomic mice. I can rest my hands naturally and angle my wrist in various ways to interact with the trackpad, not just one angle used many times. When I switch to mice for some time to test various mice, I miss the trackpad and can actually feel it a bit in my wrist.

Getting the most of this trackpad requires you to install Logitech software for either the Mac, PC, or Chromebook. Most of the finger gestures and swipes that you are used to will work on this device. I’ve also had no problems connecting and using this trackpad on my chromebook.