One mouse to rule them all…..One mouse to find them….One mouse to bring them all….And in the darkness…..point the cursor to the brightness up button. Another great treasury from Logitech, the Performance Mouse MX. I’m going to tell you up front the price is a little high at $100, but seriously this is the BEST MOUSE EVER MADE.
Every time you put your hand around this mouse, you feel at home. Your hand feels in a natural position and you feel like you could just sit there for hours feeling the mouse. This is because of the ergonomic design. This type of design dramatically lowers the risk of carpel tunnel because the shape makes it so there is absolutely no stress on your fingers.
Do you remember that feeling of stretching your hands after the long hours of game play just because they are so uncomfortable? I remember that and I hated it. After choosing the best quality mouse out there, I can play for 12 hours straight and only feel stress from my keyboard hand. Not saying I have done that but I assume it wouldn’t stress your hand too much.
On the top on the mouse, it is plastic, but it is the smoothest plastic I have ever felt, and it almost feels like there is some sort of mat type of thing on it. Around the thumb area, there is a chrome strip, which really compliments the black top, and on that chrome, there is a forward and back buttons, programmable of course, and just below those there is a zoom button, also programmable. On either side of the mouse, where your thumb, pinky and ring finer go, there is a matish rubbery substance that it very smooth and comfortable. There is yet another programmable button inside the thumb cradle, effortlessly accessible by our thumb.
Another one of the great features on this mouse is what Logitech calls Darkfield. This is new technology that Logitech has developed, and it makes your mouse be able to track on, pretty much anything, even glass. I haven’t found a single flat surface that it can’t track on, and I am overall extremely impressed with the quality of this laser.
Logitech has yet another new technology they call Unifying Receivers. First of all, the receivers are about as big as my thumbnail, and when plugged in, they stick out ¼ of an inch. That is pretty impressive, but to dazzle you more, they even made this tiny receiver receive data from all of your other wireless Logitech Unifying enabled devices. For instance, I also have the Logitech K350 wave keyboard, enabled with Unifying, and I only need to have one receiver plugged into my desktop. Just because Logitech is awesome, they also include a receiver extender, so that you can plug in into your desktop on the ground, but the receiver will be on your desk, with the most optimal conditions for receiving data.
Last but not least, let’s talk about battery life. The mouse comes with one AA rechargeable battery, and lasts about 2 weeks, for me, until I see the indicator go to 2 bars instead of 3, but I think it could last me a month and a half, taking all the juice out of it. That’s pretty heavy use too, I’d say around 2 to 3 hours a day of constant use. It does come with a USB to wall charger with a chord that plug into the front of the mouse, so you can still use the mouse while it is charging, which, I think is great. The scroll wheel also has two settings where you can do regular scrolling or “hyperscrolling”, which I find absolutely useless, but it is still fun to play with. It is pretty much a “frictionless” scrolling where the wheel just keeps going for a while after you stop actually pushing it.
The only one downside to this mouse is that it spoils your hand. After using it a couple days, and you try to go back to a crappy old mouse, you will feel the difference. Overall, this is THE BEST MOUSE EVER, as I said before.
Next, I will review my 21.5” monitor from Asus, so stay tuned.
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For more on the Logitech Performance MX Mouse, check out Logitech’s website: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice_pointers/mice/devices/5845