Logitech VX Revolution Mouse Review - Your Notebook's Little Friend
8 March 2007
Excerpt: When we think of mice, most of us think of Logitech. Sure, there are other great companies out there who make good mice and pointing devices, but Logitech is definitely one of the most popular brands for mice on the market. I remember the infant days of portable pointing devices for notebooks (I'm talking about the early 1990s here).
Excerpt: Using a laptop’s touchpad requires a lot of patience. You can’t help having a notebook mouse even though it’s one more piece of equipment to carry along. There are several choices available on the market, from tiny mice to bigger cordless options like the Logitech VX Revolution. It’s almost a desktop mouse due to its size and ergonomic contour. The VX Revolution features the most comfortable and precise scrollwheel that we’ve used so far.
Excerpt: Once again, Logitech innovates the mouse in unexpected ways. The unique flywheel design is an entirely new approach to scrolling, but does it add to the user experience or detract? Are users ready to learn to scroll anew? Read on for our take on both the Revolution MX and VX mice.
Pros: Innovative fly-wheel; accurate and responsive tracking; laser technology
Cons: Only supports right hand users; scroll wheel is sensitive at times
Excerpt: Barely a week after picking up the Microsoft Wireless Laser 8000, I was perusing the NCIX sales page when I happened on a listing of the Logitech VX Revolution for the low price of $30CAD. Granted, there was a $20 mail in rebate, but even including the extra taxes I’d be paying, it was a pretty good deal. Out came the credit card and the mouse was shipped by the next day.
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Summary: The Logitech VX Revolution is the ultimate mousing experience on the go, providing comfort, performance and features in a travel-friendly form factor.
Pros: Wheel can spin through long documents quickly, Long range, Large enough to be comfortable yet very portable, Battery meter, Programmable buttons, Tiny receiver stores inside the mouse, Laser tracking for precision on many surfaces
Conclusion: Though you can use the VX Revolution Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks without any setup -- just plug in the USB receiver to an available port and go -- installing Logitech's Set Point 3.0 software, available for both Windows and Mac, makes all of the mouse's seven buttons programmable.
Pros: Almost twice the price of competing notebook mice
Cons: Wheel can spin through long documents quickly, Long range, Large enough to be comfortable yet very portable, Battery meter, Programmable buttons, Tiny receiver stores inside the mouse, Laser tracking for precision on many surfaces