Reviews and Problems with Logitech V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse
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Logitech V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse
5 August 2005
Excerpt: As a regular traveler, I’m constantly looking for new and innovative ways to carry fewer items in my possession without leaving the essentials at the office. I’ve never been too keen on so called laptop micro mice. They simply have been too small for my hand and too uncomfortable over extended periods of time. Plus, their super short cords are neither durable nor usable when back at my real desktop.
Excerpt: Logitech, a well known leader in the realm of computer devices, has expanded their already large line of wireless notebook mice to include the high-class V500. The V500 comes packed full of new features like an expandable chassis, a touch-sensitive solid state scrolling panel, and 2.4 GHz wireless technology. Coupled with a smooth look and compact body this mouse looks to mean business.
Conclusion: The Logitech V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse has a scroll panel instead of a wheel, so you can scroll from side to side or up and down just by sliding a finger. We like that the USB RF receiver stows inside the mouse when not in use and that customization software is included, but the mouse isn't all that comfortable to hold.
Pros: Has a four-way touch-sensitive scroll panel instead of a wheel. Works wirelessly with a 2.4-GHz RF connection. Receiver stores inside mouse when not in use. Mouse folds flat for easy carrying and turns off automatically when folded shut. Includes a soft carrying case and customization software. Powered by two included triple-A batteries.
Cons: Raised design isn't comfortable, since it doesn't rise up far enough to rest the hand on. No way to tell when batteries are running low.
Logitech V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse and Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse Reviews
25 October 2004
Conclusion: Indeed, the V500 can sit beside the MX1000 laser mouse as evidence that Logitech, not Microsoft, now makes the industry's most elegantly designed, ultra-high-tech, status-symbol mice. That said, however, we can confess our admiration for the Logitech mouse while leaning toward Microsoft's as the one we'd throw in our briefcase: Its plumper shape and finger scoops fit our hand a bit better, and we'll take its familiar, steadier scroll wheel -- and ability to program its...
Conclusion: Up until now we've been using last year's model with our PowerBook and only after ten minutes of using this, last years model, which at the time we rated highly, has been left to sit on the shelf. Some commentators are commenting on a lack of Bluetooth support, however with the smallness of the USB dongle and the fact that it fits into the mouse for travelling to us we don't think this is really that bad an omission on the launch model.
Logitech V500 : Eleganter Touchpad-Ersatz für Notebooks
14 May 2005
Excerpt: Für viele Notebook-Besitzer ist der tragbare Rechner kein Rundum-Sorglos-Paket. Was oft fehlt ist ein kleines, aber wichtiges Detail - die passende Maus. Sie sollte schnurlos, handlich und zur Not noch auf dem Nebensitz im Bahnabteil oder dem Oberschenkel funktionieren, wenn gerade kein Tisch in der Nähe ist.
Summary: Det er vanskelig å kåre en vinner, for begge
testkandidatene har mangler på punktene vi holdt fram som
viktige i innledningen. For å lage en god mus til bærbare
PC-er, må man treffe balansen mellom ergonomi, brukervennlighet
og funksjonalitet. Dagens testkandidater har styrker og svakheter
på hvert sitt felt. Mens V500 har det mest stilrene utseendet
og de beste tekniske spesifikasjonene, har Wireless Notebook
Optical bedre ergonomi og praktisk bruksverdi.