Cutting to the chase – the MX is the first cordless mouse that I’d actually consider using. So there you go. And then there’s another quick-switch button, even further back along the mouse’s spine and quite close to its topmost point. Nowadays, “optical mouse” means “all-surface optical mouse”, and you can use them on your desk, on your leg, on your carpet; no problem. Again, the scheme is just about perfect.

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The forward button mxx500 about half the size of the other. However, Logitech reworked the optical system and tweaked the DSP and came up with an incredibly useful mouse.

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According to Tom’s Hardwarelogiech things have a 30 by 30 pixel sensor with a Hz sample rate. The Quick Switch program selector lets you switch between active programs and documents easily, while two thumb buttons let you easily move forward or back between pages on the Internet. It’s got two normal buttons, a clickable wheel clicking the wheel down is button threeand another little “quick-switch” button in the middle, behind the main buttons.

One buttons sits just in front of the wheel and is marked with a forward-pointing arrow; another sits behind the scroll wheel and is marked with a backward-pointing logiteh the third sits behind the second and is marked with two windows. If you haven’t, then I’ll tell you that there are eight. But the last really significant step forward in PC mouse technology is now more than three years old. If you want to tie extra functions to any or all of the buttons, MouseWare will do it for you, and probably mess up your games.


Inside, the mouse layout is about as tidy as can be expected, considering all those buttons. It’s hard to sell everybody a new mouse every year if the things don’t wear out. So there you go. Which is apparently more than any previous mouse sensor manages. Once again, you need peel off no feet.

The patch is supposed to be for Windows 95, 98 and NT only, but people running newer Windows flavours have reported that it works. All three of the MX-series mouses, like other MouseWare-afflicted products I’ve seen, had weird scroll-wheel behaviour when MouseWare was running.

Shipping cost cannot be calculated. Overview Reviews Specs Write a Review. The buttons are easier to depress without feeling the least bit loose or cheap. The Dual Optical felt downright uncooperative after suing the MX Most cordless mouses have a miserable sample rate. The same Explorer 3.

The MX Logitech’s stylists are at it again, and have managed to make the MX and which are both the same shape even more avant-garde looking than the previous top-end MouseMan models, such as the Dual Optical I compare with the IntelliMouse Explorer 3. In Logitec Explorer, the MXs were unable to scroll more than about eight steps per second, which meant twirling the wheel with gusto could leave you waiting for what seemed like an age for the page to march up the window and get to the point you ordered.

The family includes three members: The older IntelliMouse Explorer 3. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

Logitech MX500

Sell now – Have one to sell? Those numbers don’t match any product listed on the Agilent Semiconductor Products site all Agilent seem to say about it on their site is this piece of pufferybut I don’t presume the chip to be an ultra-hyper-special Logitech-only product.


If you’ve lobitech very small hands then the Loggitech is likely to be more to your taste, but you don’t have to be able to cover the whole area south of the MX ‘s buttons with your palm to be able to use it comfortably. In my office, its useful range is about three metres from the receiver, which is more than enough for many purposes; you may be able to manage better, if you’re somewhere less riddled with radio frequency interference than my computer-infested environs.

In Windows, without MouseWare, they default to “Back” and “Forward”, which are functions you might quite like.

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Once again, provided MouseWare’s personality loigtech don’t turn you off, this is a good product, though not a terribly cheap one. This would all be for naught if the MX wasn’t fast and accurate.

It doesn’t hurt to have pixel-by-pixel mouse resolution, and I suppose there might be some small useability gain to be had from a cursor that moves in one pixel steps rather than two or three pixel steps; visual input feedback and all that stuff.

What didn’t I like logtech the MX ?

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