Logitech, Adobe Unveil Navigation Device

Logitech today announced a new piece of hardware which was designed in collaboration with Adobe to better control the latter’s Mac versions of Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe InDesign CS2, and Adobe Photoshop CS2. The new NuLOOQ navigator is priced at $149.99 and should be available in March.

The NuLOOQ navigator, said Logitech, is approximately the size and shape of half a tennis ball. It has a circular touch-sensitive surface for adjusting software option values, a moveable rubber-like ring at the base for navigating images and documents and embedded buttons for bringing up frequently used tools. Additional features allow the navigator to move selected images and zoom in and automatic detection and configuration of hardware controls related to the currently running Adobe CS2 application, object or tool.

The NuLOOQ also comes with NuLOOQ tooldial, which is special software which provides quicker access to design tools. The navigator and software together are known as the NuLOOQ Professional Series.

“Logitech’s specialty is designing intuitive interfaces between people and computers,” said Guerrino De Luca, president and chief executive officer of Logitech, in a statement. “By collaborating with Adobe, who delivers products relied on by millions of creative professionals around the world, we’re able to extend our expertise and create truly innovative products specifically tailored to the creative design field.”

“In advertising, photography, design, web development and publishing, our creative customers change the way the world looks every day,” added Bruce Chizen, chief executive officer of Adobe. “Logitech has delivered an exciting new way for our customers to work with Adobe software, ensuring more than ever our place at the heart of every creative workflow.”