Touch Mouse – Review
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Logitech Inc.
Version #: 1.0
Date Released: 2010-01-12
Price: 0.00User Rating:
With the success of Air Mouse Pro, it seemed logical for a major hardware manufacturer like Logitech to get into the "virtual mouse" market for the iPhone and iPod touch. What Air Mouse Pro probably didn’t count on was that competitor giving it away for free.
Before writing this review I re-familiarized myself with Air Mouse Pro and also took a look at the Logitech mouse app. The apps offer virtually the same services. The fundamental difference is that Air Mouse Pro offers an "air mouse" option in which the device can act like an actual mouse (as opposed to just a trackpad). The Air Mouse Pro also offers more in that it can act as a remote control for several programs found in both Windows and Mac (iTunes, Firefox, etc.). On the other hand, Air Mouse Pro is $2.99 and Logitech Touch Mouse is free.
Admittedly, I didn’t really like the "air mouse" capabilities of the Air Mouse Pro. It feels jerky and uneven. Generally I use the trackpad functionality of the app.
For what it does, the Logitech offering is a bargain. It only comes in trackpad mode, but that works well and it offers a virtual keyboard if you want to type via the iPhone or iPod touch.
Both programs require the computers to be hooked up via a WiFi connection and each requires server software installed on the computer you to control. Both programs work well, but in the case of Logitech Touch Mouse, you can’t use the program as an actual mouse.
If you want to try the concept out, get the Logitech app. For a little more functionality at a slightly higher price, get Air Mouse Pro.
Would I Buy Again:Yes indeed.
Who Is It For:Those who would like a remote control for their computer via their iPhone or iPod touch.
What I Like:Great functionality. Free!
What I Don't Like:Can't use it as a proper mouse. Have to be comfortable with a trackpad.
Final Statement:Given the price and the name brand attached to it, this app is worth the download.
O U R T A K E ...
Article By BradT
bradt has written 504 awesome app reviews.