Pros: This is a great mouse. It is responsive, programmable, and reliable. I love the middle scroll wheel, having two speeds is a huge time saver.
Cons: Battery life in the long term sucks. My biggest gripe, and thus the poor rating, is the charging stand. If I want to charge my mouse I have to dink with the charging stand for 10 minutes. Then you can't bump the desk or it won't charge and you get to start over.
Summary: I would not have bought this if knew the battery could not be removed. I know, I could have read that in the fine print. I guess owning other rechargeable Logitech mice that have removable batteries made me assume this one would too.
Pros: Weighted mouse wheel is a great idea. You toggle free-spin on and off by clicking the wheel- love it. Side wheel is great with Windows Flip. If your hand is already on the mouse, it's faster than Alt-Tab... depending on how good your Alt-Tab kung-fu is.
Cons: When the battery stops taking a charge, you will throw away this mouse. When you forget to charge your mouse, you will need to plug in another mouse while you wait for this one. You cannot replace the battery. I have other rechargeable mice, and they all contain rechargeable AA batteries. When yo...
Summary: The communication appears to be a pretty big problem. Just search "MX Revolution Lag/Stutter/Stick" etc. I have tried on multiple machines with the wireless receiver right next to the mouse, and with wireless, bluetooth, and cellphones out of the area, just in case.
Pros: Excellent fit for the hand, extremely comfortable, great selection of customizable buttons, high enough resolution for me. The scroll wheel is great. Feels like its in your hand and wont fly out (I dont like super light mice).
Cons: Has some sort of issue where it simply stops communicating with the computer - the pointer will not move, you cannot click or use any other buttons, for about a second at a time. This makes it utterly unusable in high-stakes games like shooters. It happens in both games and on the desktop, and is...
Summary: When I bought my first mouse, it was the Logitech MX518. That mouse worked until the cord came loose and I had to hold it a certain way for it to work. I thought "!!! why not buy a wireless mouse?!" so I did. Now no matter how I hold it, there is no certainty it will run 100%.
Pros: Sleek and comfortable (especially for someone with big hands) Very smooth against wood surface. Might not mean much to you, but I play a tps that involves quick reflexes. Most sensitive mouse I have ever owned, I had to lower the sensitivity.
Cons: Might be the USB, but while I play the mouse cuts in and out, sometimes for half a second, other times 1 or 2 seconds. If you're a gamer, you know this can be murder. The scroll button can change from free spin to click-to-click precision. I don't abuse that button at all, frankly I rarely even u...
Summary: This mouse is designed for people that lay their palms on the top and cup the mouse with their hands not for folks that use the mouse with just their fingers. I love the concept of the scroll wheel. The on-the-fly switching would be absolutely awesome if the 'clicky' mode worked better.
Pros: Comfortable. Awesome scroll wheel concept. Accurate tracking.
Cons: Many times it will not come out of power saving mode very easily. Far too often I have had to wiggle the mouse for a second or two to use it. It can be very frustrating especially when playing games. The range for the transceiver is terrible. I have had to plug it into the side usb port on my mon...
Summary: Major problems: 1.Sudden freezing unpredictably, especially when the mouse pointer changes from arrow to text line. Other times it stutters as you're moving the mouse. This is a well know bug in the forums. Just do a search. 2. Used to the wheel to middle-click? Forget it.
Summary: I just bought this mouse yesterday and already my hand is feeling the pain. The way its set up it forces your hand to sit with your palm not resting on it. Basically your finger tips are holding your hand.
MX Revolution: Great mouse . . . execrable software
a writer/reader/listener, Amazon
16 February 2007
Summary: I've always found Logitech's products, as well as the software that runs them, to be more than a cut above Microsoft's. In fact, I think that the MX700 is the best mouse ever, and I'm disappointed that it's no longer available. I got the MX Revolution hoping that I'd found a worthy successor.
Summary: If Logitech has customer service I couldn't find it. I had to return this mouse because it would not hold its settings. Having a lot of buttons would be great if they worked. I would set them, they would work, until the next time I turned the computer on.
Summary: If the software were as smooth as the hardware, I'd give this 5 stars. But it isn't. Sadly, its beauty is only skin deep. First impression, this mouse is very smooth. It glides smoothly on the desk, the scroll wheel rotates smoothly, even the buttons feel smooth when you click them.