Reviews and Problems with Logitech MX1000 Laser Cordless Mouse
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Logitech MX1000 Mouse
29 July 2012
Excerpt: As a long time user of the Logitech MX 700 cordless mouse, I was excited at the opportunity to review the new Logitech MX 1000 laser cordless mouse. You see, between my duties here with MHW and being an avid gamer, I probably logged more miles on my MX 700 last year than on the family car. LOL.
Pros: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, No noticeable lag, even when gaming, Works with variety of surfaces
Cons: Mouse feet may not wear well, Bloated driver installation, Thumb controls don't support Firefox or Thunderbird
Excerpt: When shopping for peripherals, Logitech is a name hard that's hard to pass up. After looking at their MX310 and MX510 mice, I was very excited to give their flagship creation a try: the MX1000, or how the laser mouse was born. Logitech has always been a company heavily focused on ergonomics and comfort and the MX1000 aims to combine all the best features from every preceding mouse.
Pros: Impressive presentation, Cordless (with good reception range), Attractive, well designed transmitter/charging cradle, Great battery/battery life/battery life indicator/power switch, Extremely well thought out ergonomics, Much larger Teflon feet for smoother gliding, Exceptional tracking with new laser sensor, Tons of well placed buttons, New tilt wheel, Nearly limitless programming abilities (keystroke assignment feature)
Cons: Still heavy, though it's barely noticeable because it glides very smoothly, Can't reprogram tilt wheel functions, No application-specific assignments
Excerpt: Amazing ability to track movement on just about any surface. Comfortable. Good for gaming. Expensive. The wireless MX1000 ushers in a new generation for computer mice. With its revolutionary laser-guided tracking system, you can mouse on just about any surface, from soft cloth to shiny wood, without missing a beat. Of course, who among us wants to spend $80 on a mouse?
Excerpt: If youve been holding out on buying a wireless mouse and have $80 to spare, Logitech offers its MX1000 Laser Cordless Mouse for Mac and PC, which could prove itself a prime candidate for freeing you from cords forever. Sure, its expensive, but if you want the best technology, its usually not going to be cheap.
Summary: Logitech has ditched their Mouseware in favor of a new driver program and interface. This new software is labeled "SetPoint". In my opinion it is no better or worse than the previous Mouseware, just different. The main interface allows you to select the mouse button you want to customize, then you can specify the function from a predetermined list, or even add macros.
Pros: MX Laser Engine., Did I say, Laser?, Smooth, precise tracking., Fast charge, long battery life., Plethora of buttons to customize.
Summary: Overall, this is a great mouse, although it is a bit on the pricey side. It is not so amazing that it will cause your kill count to skyrocket the next time you play a shooter, but it will at least save you from an undeserved death when you held your mouse still for too long and an enemy came along, or when you moved your mouse over a bad spot in the desk. It is a comfortable mouse that will leave you satisfied, despite some not-so-great software.
Conclusion: We were impressed with this mouse from the beginning, and how it performed in almost every task. Even though it is the first of its kind, bucking the optical trend, it beamed with polish, sturdiness and long-lasting 'wow' factor. Weeks after initially receiving it, we still haven't gotten jaded through constant use of this mouse. It will be this reviewer's primary mouse for a long time.
Conclusion: After testing this new mouse from Logitech I can conclude that this is probably one of the best cordless mouse available on the market. It looks very good and professional and it also feels superb. The tracking is as good as (or maybe even better) as the MX700 and normally it should work on some surfaces where the MX700 didn't work on. But just like the MX700 this mouse is very expensive. It's official introduction price is the same as the price of the MX700: $79.95.
Summary: During the course of the review we gamed, we photo retouched, we did everything possible to try and find fault with this unit. In the end we found that the MX1000 is now the best mouse I've ever used. The MX1000 is very response, accurate and is ultra smooth. Logitech took the MX700 - improved upon it's strengths and addressed its flaws creating what could arguably considered the best mouse in the world.