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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Toss That Mouse Pad: The Logitech Performance Mouse MX Reviewed

Posted by Frank Cox in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:00 AM

Can it be Improved?

Just like any product or the person doing the review, you can find things that could be improved. When I plugged the cable into the mouse I had a hard time trying to get it lined up. I thought at first something was bent that would not allow the plug to be inserted. I moved it from side to side and then up and down trying to align the connection. The cable does not plug into the mouse at 180 degrees or level angle to the mouse. The receptacle is at a slight upward angle of maybe 5 degrees. Even though I know it now, I still fiddle around with the cable when trying to plug it in for recharging overnight. The left and right mouse buttons are sensitive. When trying to push the forward and back buttons I'll also hit the right mouse button at the same time and a window opens. Maybe this happens because my wrist is laying flat on the desk when holding the mouse and I'm not holding it properly like it was designed.

Figure 2: Plug angle.

Figure 3: Items in kit.

Conclusions

I enjoy using the Logitech Performance MX. Would I recommend you using it? I find that when I'm holding a mouse in my hand, I'm looking for something that fits, and feels nice in my hand. This mouse is not too small for me. The rubberized sides are nice to hold and do not slip when my hands get sweaty when under stress to get the job done. I love the free wheeling scroll wheel when moving through long websites or spreadsheets. I love the ability to use it all day without worry of running out of battery power. When it gets low, I can just plug it in and keep going. By the way, I've never had to do that. I'm online for about 12 to 14 hours a day, using the mouse more than the keyboard and have never run the battery power down to where I couldn't use the mouse. To answer the question above, yes I'd recommend the Logitech Performance MX. Try it and see how it feels at your local electronics store.

Frank Cox is a member of the Thoughts Media review team and operates www.69elks.com website, a site dedicated to the class of 1969 Centerville High School, Centerville, Ohio. Being a retired Assistant Fire Chief/ Fire Prevention, I'm looking for something to do in my spare time. Having worked in a fast paced environment for the past 30 years, it is hard to stop and do nothing. Working at home on the computer and evaluating new items is something I like to do. Trying to keep up with technology and using new products has been one of the things my wife doesn't understand, and why I spend all that money on them is the other.

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