Product Type: Logitech mice & trackballs
Newest Review: ... an hour it just feels as natural as the rest of the mouse. The real advantage of Logitech (apart from the awesome hardware) is the Setpoin... more
Most comfortable mouse around.
Logitech MX Revolution
Member Name: Zakalwe
Logitech MX Revolution
Advantages: Highly responsive, customisable to your preferences, and ergonomically perfect.
Disadvantages: Can only be charged in the charging dock.
I've been using Logitech mice for years and due to the wheel sensor dying on the last one I opted for the MX Revolution (previous one was a MX Performance). Ergonomically this is one of the best mice I've used - it is moulder so that your hand fits round it naturally, with a groove for your thumb; relax your hand and it fits the contours of the mouse perfectly.
It comes with a charging dock, USB radio dongle, and the Logitech Setpoint software. Personally I think the charging dock looks ugly, but it does the job well. My only complaint would be missing a cable to plug into the mouse to charge it. I think this would rarely be used, but as it is, if your mouse runs out of charge, you have to put it back into the dock and wait for it to charge before you use it again. I usually put mine on to charge every couple of nights when I go to bed.
The mouse has the standard left and right mouse buttons, and the scroll wheel which can also be clicked as a third button. This wheel scrolls up and down as standard, but can also be nudges left and right to scroll in those directions. There is a small button just below the wheel that lets you change it from staged scrolling to free scrolling. To the left, by your thumb, you have two more buttons for forwards and backwards (in your browser or file explorer) and a thumb wheel, by default set for flipping documents you are working on. The thumb wheel feels a little odd to begin with but after an hour it just feels as natural as the rest of the mouse.
The real advantage of Logitech (apart from the awesome hardware) is the Setpoint software. Setting the mouse up takes no time at all - plug in the USB dongle, turn the mouse on (small slide button on the bottom) and it connects. Windows and most Linux distros find it and install default drivers automatically. Installing the Setpoint software lets you really customise how the mouse works for you. Apart from the usual settings like track speed, you can also assign your own functions for all the buttons. I don't need the document flip function, so have the thumb wheel set to forward and backwards (browser and file explorer), and the two thumb buttons set to copy and paste. The middle button (wheel button) brings up my start menu. You can assign pretty much any function you like to suit your own use.
The tracking is fast, with no detectable lag, and uses a Performance laser engine (whatever that is).
This isn't the cheapest mouse on the market (nor is it the most expensive) but it is well worth the cost for the comfort and customisability.
My only real criticisms are the look of the charging dock, but I have it hidden behind a monitor, and not having the option of wired charging, hence giving it 4/5.
Summary: Overall, one of the best mice I've used, and definitely the most comfortable.
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