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Logitech VX Revolution

4 Ratings: 4.8
A wireless mouse from Logitech
1 review about Logitech VX Revolution

The best upgrade to the mouse since the scroll wheel

  • Oct 22, 2008
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Remember way back when you first got used to the the scroll wheel on the mouse, and then went back to a mouse that didn't have the scroll wheel?  It was almost like the computer was no longer functional.  The Logitech VX Revolution features envoke a similar sense of "can't live without".
First off, the Logitech VX Revolution builds on Logitech's stellar mouse reputation.  The mouse is marketed as a "laptop" mouse, but the feel is very comfortable in your hand I use it exclusively as my primary mouse (so much so, that I bring it back and forth to work on a daily basis).  The primary left/right click buttons are elegantly designed into the body of the mouse so they are not visible, but they have a very good touch response when using.  As mentioned, the mouse is wireless.  It takes one AA battery and the "usb dongle" fits nicely inside the mouse when traveling.

The standout feature of this mouse is the variable resistance your can set for the scroll wheel.  By default, the mouse wheel will do the standard "clicks" as you scroll up and down on the wheel -- however, the magic happens when turn the resistance to "frictionless".  In this mode, you can flick the wheel and the mouse wheel will spin continuously.  This is really helpful when scanning large web pages or scrolling through long spreadsheets.  Initially it does take some getting used to as it's very easy to scroll past what you were looking for  before you are used to the control.  But after a few days of use, you can really start to get a feel for how strong a "spin" you want to give the wheel.  Additionally, you can start the wheel spinning and then tap it to stop the spin when you find what you're looking for.

Other features of the mouse include a volume up/down slider, back and forth buttons (buttons 4 and 5), and an extra button on top of the mouse -- all buttons are customizable through the software and can create some really effective shortcuts.  I use my mouse on a Mac, and I've programmed the extra buttons to control the Exposé options.

The mouse and keyboard are your primary devices for interfacing with a computer, so they should be as comfortable as possible while making you as efficient as possible.  It's not until you use a really good mouse that you realize how much difference a mouse can make.  Don't skimp on the mouse.
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December 04, 2009
I've loved my Logitech headset for Skyping. You make me want to get the 'laptop' mouse!
 
December 16, 2008
I'm intrigued. I may have to purchase one.... I've been using the mousepad on my laptop and I feel like I have to get a new hand very soon.
 
October 27, 2008
I believe most online retailers sell the mouse for around $45~$50. However, when I got mine, I was able to get it with a rebate, so it ended costing me $25. Even at $50, I feel this a great investment for your comfort.
 
October 27, 2008
What's the price point on one of these?
 
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