August 8, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
Have you ever used a tablet and wished that you didn’t have to physically touch the screen to launch apps or scroll up-and-down on your Android device? Logitech has you covered if you answered yes.
The Logitech Tablet Mouse for Android 3.1+ devices removes the need to control an Android tablet through touch screen navigation. Instead, users control their device using a mouse that connects up to 30 feet away through Bluetooth.
You may wonder why anyone would want to replace the natural convenience of looking, touching, and launching with the traditional format of moving a mouse to a specific point and then clicking. Well, keep in mind that the tablet mouse is designed for people who are trying to use their tablet in the traditional computing mode. If someone connects a tablet to a Bluetooth keyboard and props it up like a laptop, it makes more sense to have a mouse and not have to constantly reach over and tap the screen. Furthermore, someone connecting their tablet to a TV might also benefit from being able to control things from across the room.
The real issue with this device is that any Bluetooth mouse should be just as capable at a much cheaper price. Logitech seems to be pulling a fast one on unsuspecting users. After seeing posted on Reddit, like many others on the site, struggled to find anything unique or Android-specific about the mouse.
The Logitech Tablet Mouse for Android 3.1+ naturally requires a device with Android 3.1 or higher. It must also support Bluetooth HID profile (your Honeycomb tablet should). It is powered by two AA batteries and comes with a protective pouch. Purchase one from Logitech.com for $49.99. Or you can just hit Best Buy, eBay, Staples, etc., and find a mouse that makes more economic sense.