I absolutely hate being limited to the area of a mouse pad. I have a glass desk though, so I had to use a mouse pad. That is until I received the Logitech Performance Mouse MX. This mouse has Darkfield Laser Tracking, which enables the mouse to track, even on glass surfaces. Microsoft’s mouses can’t even do that yet! Not only does it track on my glass desk surface it has tons of other great features!
First the ergonomic design of it makes it very comfortable to use. There was a time a few years ago that a few of my fingers were twitching. I found that after I switched to a Logitech mouse, they stopped. This was because the design of the mouse allowed my hand to be positioned naturally instead of twisting to conform to the mouse.
At first my husband did not like the mouse. The center scroll wheel in particular. I on the other hand LOVED this feature, but what we found was that it was easily turned on and off. They way I like the center scroll wheel is the free flowing scroll. This means with one little flick of my finger it will scroll itself automatically to the bottom of the page, unless I stop the wheel with my finger. This feature is incredible for forums, amazon.com pages, wikipedia, and other long web pages. The button directly underneath the scroll wheel is what will toggle the feature off, and the scroll wheel will track down the page one “click” at a time.
The mouse has a removable, rechargeable battery. This is great, because a while back my old Logitech mouse stopped holding a charge. Next time I can just replace the battery instead of the entire mouse. Recharging is also a piece of cake. When I first got the mouse I was a bit disappointed, since my old mouse had a docking station that would charge it. I was disappointed until the first time I had to charge this mouse. It’s a simple cord that plugs in, which just makes it more like a wired mouse. You can still use the mouse when it’s charging, and when it’s finished, you just unplug the cord and your back in wireless action! With my old mouse in it’s little convenient dock, I was unable to use the mouse while it charged. For the record, I consistently get about a week of extremely heavy use before I have to recharge.
My last favorite button/feature on this mouse is the Windows Selector. It’s right by the thumb and when I press it, all of my Windows appear on the screen so I can easily select the screen I need to get to. I remote control computers for work, and there are times when I want to see all the windows on my screen, but don’t want to move my mouse because it will move something on the other person’s screen. When I use this button it helps me get to exactly where I want to be without disturbing the other computer. I also like it a bit better then Window’s Alt-Tab when it’s not the last screen I was viewing that I want to return to.
The little USB key that connects the mouse to the computer is called the Logitech Unifying receiver. This is great especially for laptops and netbooks. It’s very small and can connect several Logitech devices, such as a keyboard, number pad, or even another mouse, without the use of an additional USB key.
Definitely the best mouse I’ve used, and Logitech was kind enough to give me one, and one to give away to one lucky reader! Simply leave a comment on this post to be entered. One entry allowed per person. All the giveaways in my month of giveaways are ending on December 24th. Good luck!
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I would love to have one to give to my husband as a gift.
Our current mouse never wants to work right so really need a new one!
This mouse sounds fabulous!!
I currently use a logitech wired laser mouse..so far my favorite, but really need to upgrade. this would be awesome to try! thanks!!
they are the coolest things
This mouse sounds great, I know my husband woud love it being I keep taking his.
my husband would love this…
Not a techie mommie but sure would like to win this baby!!!
I love new gadgets!
This is awesome!
I really dig the extra buttons. I can’t do just 2 buttons anymore.
Sounds awesome. Would love to try it!
I would love to have one as a gift.
Would Love to win this ….I really need a new one..
I really like Logitech devices, and whoever invented the wireless mouse is a genius…it’s made life much easier!
I’ll be starting college after I got laid off from my 8yr job and just bought myself a HP laptop, this will come in handy and in perfect timming!!! 🙂
Would love to win this mouse. I have been trying to fit it into my budget…so much better then my trackball.
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Would love to win!!!
I would love to have one of these!
this would be great for my husband!!!
I’m in need of a new mouse and this one looks great:)
This would be an awesome mouse!!! I’d love to get it!
This would be great to have!
I would LOVE this!! 🙂
I would love this! Our mouse is so finicky, but with the holidays it seems there’s always a reason to put off buying a new one since it isn’t quite a necessity.
Wow my mouse just died… I could really use a replacement and I love Logitec products!
I would love to win this. I need one badly!
I would love this to give to my sister!
I would love to have this!
ooh it would be awesome to win this. my netbook needs a mouse.
this would be great to have for Christmas
I would love to have one
My son is a big gamer. This might be on his Christmas list.
i would love one for myself… that my son would steal because it is so awesome.
Wow! What an awesome looking mouse. I could enter a lot of sweepstakes with this!
I would love to give this to my son for Christmas.
I would love to give this to my husband for Christmas !!!
i could use this =]
YES!!! this would be perfect! My mouse is slowly dying! Hook it up, please!
This would be so great to have one of these!
I would love this. Our daughter dropped the one we have and now it doesn’t work.
This looks like a really cool mouse! I love how small the piece is that hooks into the computer. This would be a great gift for my daughter to go along with her new computer.
Need this hate the cords….
I need this! I have a mobile mouse at work and my hand cramps horrible by the end of the day.
My daughter is having wrist issues from carrying around a now 5 mo. old boy. This looks like it might help her use the computer and I would give it to her.
This would be a great Christmas gift for many people on my list. I would love to win!
Looks like a great mouse