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(Pocket-lint) - The Logitech Cube is a small, mouse-like presenting tool released by the PC accessories maker Logitech and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play at this year's CES in Las Vegas.

The first thing struck us is how damn small the cube is. When we first saw the official press pictures at the beginning of the month we expected the device to be the size of a pack of cards at least, but in the flesh it is smaller than a box of matches.

That means that you are controlling it with your fingertips rather than it sitting with your hand cupping it like you would a normal mouse.

The idea is that the top features a touchscreen surface that allows you to move your finger up and down to scroll. Left click is at the front of the top and right click in the middle.

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In use and we found it no problem at all to navigate around the Windows PC that the mouse was connected to.

Where the Logitech Cube really shines is for presenting. In the hand and the device automatically knows that it is no longer on the desk and lets you click it to push forward in your PowerPoint presentation. Flip it over and it lets you go backwards. It really is that easy.

If you give a lot of presentations this pocket friendly gadget is well worth checking out.

The Logitech Cube costs £80 and will be available in the next couple of weeks.

Writing by Stuart Miles. Originally published on 16 April 2013.