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A couple of months back I made my plea for a mouse recommendation. There was a fantastic response from everyone and quite a few people recommended the Logitech MX1000. So I figured I’d give it a try. Needless to say, I was impressed. Whatever mouse I […]

A couple of months back I made my plea for a mouse recommendation. There was a fantastic response from everyone and quite a few people recommended the Logitech MX1000. So I figured I’d give it a try. Needless to say, I was impressed.

Whatever mouse I was going to get needed to be cordless, trackball-less, have a scrollwheel of some sort, and atleast 3-4 buttons. I wasn’t about to touch the problem infested Might Mouse which is lame anyways because it’s not wireless. So ultimately I decided to go for the MX1000.

The MX1000 is a “laser” mouse…not “optical”…don’t get them mixed up. The laser in the MX1000 has much more precision than an optical due to how focused and direct the laser is over just the light put out by an optical mouse. Precision is always a plus.

The battery life on it is also fantastic. 10 minutes of charging will give you enough juice to use it an entire day and around 4 hours of charging will give you enough power to last for about 2 weeks of moderate use. For someone who uses around 6-8 hours per day it will usually last around 5-6 days before needing a recharge…not to bad.

My main complaint:
The “dock”. It’d be great if the mouse was completely wireless in that there was nothing that needed to be plugged into your computer. Unfortunately the MX1000 has a docking base not only for charging the mouse but to act as the antenna for the wireless signal. This ultimately ads 2 additional cables (USB, power) to the mix…though none actually take up any of my desk space.

Overall I’ve gotta give this mouse an 8 1/2 out of 10.

  1. Jason Terhorst Tuesday, December 6, 2005

    Personally, I think a laser mouse would be overkill. I can do my work in Photoshop with my cheap optical mouse from Microsoft. It was one of the first ones they made, still works great. Even though it scares me to say that about a M$ product. The lesson learned: Microsoft periphrials, but not software.

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  2. To each their own :) I personally hated the optical Microsoft mouse I had.

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  3. Why the scraps on the Mighty Mouse. I bought one about a month ago and think it’s one of the best input devices I’ve used. Haven’t had any glitches and I love the little trackball instead of a scroll wheel. What’s the stink.

    the Logitech Mice are pretty sweet. Thanks for the brief review.

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  4. Another excellent review of Logitech’s mouse can be enjoyed at MacZealots.com in their review of the Logitech MX 1000 cordless laser mouse.

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  5. The comment above didn’t completely work, but a link the revoew is here: Logitech MX1000 Cordless Laser Mouse Review.

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  6. Why is it that people hate the idea of a dock? If you didn’t have a dock, how would you recharge it? Using normal dodgy rechargeable batteries? In this case, then you’d have to still have a recharger anyway, right? Hmmm. So either way you can’t get rid of power…

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  7. Wireless is overated imho..
    batteries.. charging… it’s just a pain!

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  8. Well my story isn’t so great. I bought the G5 Quad (yay for me) and a fancy new MX1000 for editing and motion graphics. The first one I bought jumped around the screen irratically, spontaniously at about one minute intervals. Useless. Obviously I returned it and got the same one again, figuring it was faulty. Not so. The new one does exactly the same. Jumps to the top, left of the screen so often it;s rendered useless.

    Anyhoo, I did some research and I’ve minimized the jumping, but not completely removed it.

    I bought a shiny mouse mat, ensured the dock is plugged into the Mac and not the monitor, downloaded the latest Logitech Control Center software, downloaded something else, restarted etc…

    Something’s up. I’ve read a LOT of comments on other sites (Google “jumps” etc with logitech mx 1000 to find some) and apparently Logitech don’t particularly care.

    I adore this mouse, I use it at work, but for what ever reason I cannot reach perfection on my new home Quad.

    If anyone hears anything similar, it’s be nice to hear it…

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  9. What annoys me the most is that the mouse don’t charge over USB. Why did they have to include that small power adapter when Apple has shown us what can be done with a single USB cable?

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  10. Rocco, I had a similar problem when I used a mouse pad (which you mentioned you use). It seemed the mouse pad quickly gathered all sorts of tiny little pieces of junk on it and that made the laser inaccurate…so I suggest ditching the mouse pad and seeing how that works.

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