Summary: At $170, the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX5500 Revolution is far from being a bargain basement offering. It’s probably more than what most people are willing to spend on a wireless desktop set, so you would think that Logitech would step it up a notch or three to justify the higher asking price.
Unfortunately, as nice as the MX5500 Revolution is, it’s hard for me to say that it’s worth the price of admission.
Pros: MX Revolution mouse is a pleasure to use, Bluetooth connection possibly eliminates need for USB dongle, Quiet keyboard, Always-on LCD display has handy calculator function, Bulletproof Logitech build quality
Cons: MX Revolution mouse is old news, Not worth the current MSRP, Keys can feel a little mushy to some users, Keyboard is nothing special, especially at this price, Bluetooth USB dongle doesn’t stow away into the mouse or keyboard
Excerpt: If the Logitech diNovo Media Desktop costs more clams than you want to shell out, check out the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX for Bluetooth. It has the same Bluetooth features as the diNovo—without the MediaPad or the artistic design. Outside the keypad are shortcut buttons that streamline media playback, Web surfing, and e-mail. The bundled Logitech MX900 mouse makes this a powerful package.
Summary: Before I get into my findings and such, I want to take a minute and show you the LCD screen and its functions.
The LCD screen has six preset programs. The first is date and time. The second one is media, which shows the current media playing and the length of the track. Next up is temperature, which can be displayed in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Next we have favorites A - D, followed by a key counter and an inbox monitor.
Excerpt: Over the past year or two we have seen a steady progression in the quality of design put into desktop kits. Keyboard and mouse bundles have been around for a long time but the high-end products that we have been seeing recently are really setting themselves apart from simple tools for text input and cursor control.
Conclusion: Simply put, the Logitech MX5500 Revolution Cordless Desktop is a great product really does revolutionize the keyboard/mouse experience. Both the keyboard and the mouse have an innovative design that works well, and the cordless Bluetooth technology works flawlessly. At ~$169 USD, the combo isn’t the cheapest on the market, but the revolutionary features really do make it worth the price.
Logitech MX5500 Revolution Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse Set
1 March 2008
Conclusion: We have been following pretty much every new cordless laser set releases from Logitech since 2005. As Logitech releases a new set every year, we are generally very impressed with pretty much all of them -- what makes it truly interesting is that, despite the fact that they are 'just' keyboards and mice, Logitech still manages to innovate in every successive release that makes their products convincing enough for a lot of people to upgrade from their existing set, yet...
Summary: This is a near perfect mouse and
keyboard combination. The mouse is rechargeable and has Bluetooth technology.
The keyboard and the mouse have buttons that could never be thought of being on a
mouse or keyboard. The only significant downside to this combination is that is
very expensive. This combination is recommended to anyone who desires a high
quality keyboard and mouse combination with the latest technology.
Pros: Stylish, Cordless, USB compatible, Multimedia buttons and
functions are very nicely designed, Changing volume by a dial, Palm Rest detachable, Customizable Keyboard and
mouse buttons, Rechargeable (mouse), INav wheel which offers
switching between applications, Warning light (mouse), Does not overcharge, Charging the mouse for 10
minutes will last the mouse batteries for a few days., Light that tells the user if
F-Lock is on or off on the receiver, Blue...
Cons: Keyboard doesn't contain a
sleep button, Mouse not for left hand
Excerpt: Product: Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution Manufacturer: Logitech MSRP: $169.99 Find Lowest Price @ PriceGrabber Author: Garret Date: March 6, 2009 Bluetooth wireless mouse and keyboard combinations are becoming ever more popular for the average user primarily due to the lack of cords. However, due to the latency time required to transmit keystrokes and mouse movements/clicks these devices have been a tough sell for the hardcore or even casual gamer.
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