Logitech MX1000 Wireless Laser Mouse

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Aron Schatz
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June 13, 2005
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Logitech MX1000 Wireless Laser Mouse
The Logitech MX1000 Wireless Laser Mouse is the best mouse to grace my mousepad. If you are in the market for a new mouse this is the mouse to get. Read why within...

Page 1: The Mouse (con't) & Conclusion

Intro:

Logitech puts out some great peripherals. I look at »my desk and I see that I have speakers, a mouse, a keyboard , and a joystick from Logitech. The MX line of mice from Logitech is simply the best ever made. I took a long hard look at the MX700 when it came out and it is, quite arguably, the best mouse ever. Now, Logitech aims to dethrone its own mouse with the new MX1000.

Box:

MX1000 Box


This is the box. Normal Logitech with nice colors. We'll move on to the next section now.

Parts:

Parts


The basic parts are included. The mouse, the base station, the AC brick, a USB to PS2 adapter, and a manual and CD for software.

The Mouse:

Mouse


Unlike the silver MX700, the MX1000 sports a dark green and black look. The mouse features a few unique traits that were missing from the MX700. A battery indicator is now placed on the mouse. Since I never used the software, I never got any feedback on battery strength before. The MX700 would blink red if the batteries were getting low. The other problem with the MX700 is that the mouse would not be on the charger in the exact position to charge it. You would have to keep adjusting it to find the right position. The MX1000 solves this problem by adjusting the contacts and giving the base station a higher back. This mouse is wireless if you couldn't tell.

Mouse Front


I must say that the left and right tilt feature of the scroll wheel are not a welcomed addition in my opinion. The majority of work I do doesn't require scrolling left or right. Since the mouse doesn't rock that easily, it is okay for up and down motion. Like the MX700, the mouse comes with up and down buttons on either side of the scroll wheel. I actually do use those once and awhile. When you use the scroll wheel as a button, it functions are expected. In Firefox, the middle button gets much use for opening links in new tabs and closing them. Thankfully, it is very close to the MX700. The scroll button feedback is quite different. The MX700 has a click sound while the MX1000 is more like a keyboard press, but harder.

Mouse Side


On the side of the mouse are the back and forward buttons. The other button is the application button which turns out to be useless if the software isn't loaded. This is not a critical button and as such it is not important if it function or not (for me). The buttons are very responsive and have a loud clicking sound when pressed.

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