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28-12-10, 04:19 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
My e-appendage must be above average as I chose a mouse with more buttons than is socially acceptable. It is the same brand as your last one, being a Logitech MX Revolution (gti, v6, dohc, air con etc).
I know how annoying it can be when your cordless mouse runs out of power; that intermittant response when the batteries get low fools you into thinking your pc is on the blink. This mouse has been faultless. Some may say it has more buttons than are necessary, but I regularly use the majority of them.
I love the scroll wheel on this mouse; it has a clutch that allows it to "freewheel". This can scroll through hundreds of pages very quickly to get you where you want to be in a fraction of the time of a conventional mouse. This is great for finding images in a large library or scrolling through a long spreadsheet. You can use the scroll wheel to scroll left and right too, which is great when zoomed in for close up work in an image editor or negotiating a badly written web page. Internet browsing is enhanced with forward and back buttons by your right thumb, a great time saver. When you use a mouse without that last function you find yourself pressing non existant buttons with your thumb out of habit. All the buttons can be programmed for whatever purpose you want and additionally preprogrammed for any program you use.
Most things you can do with a pointing device can be done on the keyboard, but it really saves time when actions like the above three examples can be done directly from a mouse. It has a great ergonomic shape too; everything falls into place so easily.
It has very sensitive optics that don't read surfaces like conventional optical mice; it's claimed it will even work on glass.
Lastly, the charger/docking station for the mouse is small enough to fit on any busy work station, but I have seldom forgotten to put it back in it's cradle as it's such a handy place to store it. I have never had a dead mouse or had to change the batteries in the time I have used this mouse, which is over two years.
I have no affiliation with Logitech, just an appreciation for technology that enhances the user experience, and this mouse definitely does!
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