Summary: Computer accessory giant Logitech has offered up its first ever gyroscopic mouse with the MX Air, a wireless mouse that is rechargeable and can control a computer’s cursor by simply moving the device through the air.
Conclusion: Logitech's MX Air is undoubtedly one of the best mice ever designed. If you must have the best, this is it: It's a pleasure to use both on the desk and in the air. But it's also the most expensive mouse that's not covered in gold or diamonds.
Pros: Excellent design and ergonomics. Near-flawless implementation both on the desk and in the air.
Cons: Pricey. Slight delay in "takeoff" from desk to air. Concept begs for more software. No Mac support.
Excerpt: Explore a new realm of control with you computer. The MX Air Mouse gives you precise laser mouse control just like the other great computer mice but adds another dimension. Once in the air, the Freespace motion sensing capabilities transform your hand gestures and motions into natural responsive...
Conclusion: For another, when in flight the Logitech can perform tantalizing -- albeit tantalizingly few -- special maneuvers or gesture commands. Pressing the Volume button while steering the mouse left or right decreases or increases audio volume, as seen on a pop-up horizontal bar on screen.
Summary: The Logitech MX Air Mouse is an innovative and much needed evolution of the standard mouse. The ability to use a mouse as both a standard desk mouse and a remote is something essential to a great media center experience. Unfortunately, the MX Air is clearly a "first generation" device.
Excerpt: The MX Air soars onto the scene as arguably the coolest mouse in the history of the universe. Its dual use design allows it to function on flat surfaces like a regular mouse, or wielded in the air like a remote. Well, a remote that can sense gestures and zap input from up to 30 feet away.
Pros: Sleek, futuristic styling melds with home theatre décor. Airborne gestures can change volume levels and go back and forward through tracks. Trés chic virtual scroll wheel provides hyper-fast, detailed scrolling, complete with audible clicks.
Cons: One of the priciest mice on the market. A flip of the wrist to move web pages forward and back when surfing the Interwebs would be great, but these gestures only work with media programs.
Excerpt: Over the past few years, the PC has slowly but surely begun to emerge as a primary source of digital playback and home-based media entertainment for many users. This has led to the emergence of lifestyle-segment based peripherals, from manufacturers such as Logitech.