Review: Logitech MX Revolution - The Wheel Re-invented
12 June 2009
Conclusion: Logitech really has revolutionized the mouse. You can really tell how much thought and planning went into it. It's a perfect fit for an Apple user. Apple users like the best, and the MX Revolution IS THE BEST mouse ever. Period.
Excerpt: Logitech is a company that has been setting the standards in the mousing community for quite some time now. Today I have on the bench what Logitech calls “The world’s most advanced mouse” by being smarter and faster then ever before and it’s all in one little package called the MX Revolution.
Excerpt: In my quest for the perfect wireless mouse I have spent many hours at Best Buy, Circuit City, Radio Shack, etc. You name the electronics store and I’ve been there. At first, I wanted to get a bluetooth mouse as to free up a USB port on my Mac Book Pro because we all know the MBP is just loaded with them /sarcasm. Back on topic. After testing out many models, and reading many reviews I decided against a bluetooth mouse for a few couple reasons.
Excerpt: According to Logitech, the MX Revolution is the World's Most Advanced mouse. For me, it sure is one expensive mouse that gets the job done. I have relied on my old cdr-king optical mouses' for almost 2 years now. It has been dropped, dragged and squashed (inside the bag) for a couple of times and still has been working flawlessly. I have decided numerous times to replace it but could not find the perfect mouse.
Summary: Every year we think Logitech has pushed the cordless laser mouse to the limit of functionality, and we're always proved wrong. The MX Revolution has a few minor issues, but for the most part, this high-end mouse continues Logitech's streak of market leadership and innovative design.
Pros: Free-spinning scrollwheel makes it easy to navigate long documents and Web pages; thumb-side wheel aides in application switching; comfortable design.
Cons: Scrollwheel can be a little tweaky during finer movement; thumb-side buttons not sensitive enough; no on-the-fly cursor speed customization.
Excerpt: The Good Very comfortable to hold and use. Tracking is extremely accurate. Excellent tactile qualities. The Bad Driver needs some kinks worked out. Wheel construction could be more solid. Available only in black. When I first gazed upon the lavishly designed box, I had a feeling I was in for a treat. The name said it all: MX Revolution. I was eager to see if this was an accurate descriptor for this supposed marvel of modern mousing technology, or if it was all just hype.
Pros: Very comfortable to hold and use. Tracking is extremely accurate. Excellent tactile qualities.
Cons: Driver needs some kinks worked out. Wheel construction could be more solid. Available only in black.
Excerpt: First off, I’d like to thank Pierce again for these recommendations. Okay, so I had one of those Microsoft media keyboard/mouse packages for the longest time. It was decent for the most part, until recently they started to really act up even after I had changed the batteries. I was getting pretty upset with them (especially the keyboard) it was severely impairing my typing.
Summary: In terms of using the MX Revolution, the long and short of it that is was a pleasant experience with no real complaints. Seriously, there's nothing to complain about with this mouse. The battery life was around a full week's worth of usage (7+ days) but of course we didn't play WoW for 60 hours of that week either so mileage will vary but overall quite good.
Summary: My hand rests nicely against the contours of the MX Revolution, making it very comfortable to operate. For "testing", I will be comparing the MX Revolution to the Logitech G7. I have been using the G7 for over a year now and have yet to find a mouse that I like enough to replace it.
Usage, Comparisons, Findings and Conclusion
I am happy to report that the MX Revolution works perfectly on the bare surface of my desk.
Excerpt: Mouse, keyboard and monitor are the real building blocks of the PC. Just as a poor display will quickly tire the eyes, mouse and keyboard may make it more or less pleasing your activities. Precisely for this reason, after purchasing the MX1000 (the first laser mouse), I've kept close for almost 5 years.