Logitech MX1000

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.


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