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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: The Logitech MX Air is an interesting twist on what we though was a staid product. Logitech has managed to produce something that could have easily turned into a gimmick and made it work not only for the home, but also the office environment. We love it!
Pros: Stylish, easy to use, wow factor
Cons: Wand waving might not be for everyone, smudges easily