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Logitech MX500 Optical Mouse


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  • MX Optical Engine delivers more accuracy and control on more surfaces than ever before
  • No mouse pad required; mouse glides smoothly across almost any surface--no mouse ball to get dirty or dusty
  • Two thumb buttons let you easily move forward or back between pages on the Internet
  • Cruise Control scrolling system provides more efficient scrolling through long documents or web sites
  • PC and Macintosh compatible (Mac requires USB connection)
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Product Details

Supplementary Guide [324kb PDF]| Data Sheet [63kb PDF]
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00006HZ0K
  • Item model number: 930763-0403
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 29, 2002

Product Description

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Logitech's MX500 features MX Optical Engine tracking technology that lets you mouse however and wherever you want, faster, and with great response. A new benchmark in optical systems combines high resolution and high frame rate to achieve superior performance, including an 800 dpi sensor for unparalleled accuracy.

Logitech has also added eight programmable buttons, including the innovative Cruise Control scrolling system, to give you a superior blend of power and convenience, especially in long documents or Web pages. 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. The mouse's sleek, contoured shape fits snugly in your right hand.

Product Description

LOGITECH MX500 - It's the mouse you have to experience to believe! From here on in, you'll control your computer with ultimate precision. With its powerful MX optical engine, the MX500 responds to even your fastest movements instantly. Wide choice of button assignments and control adjustments Package Includes - 2 AA NiMH batteries, AC adapter, USB to PS/2 adapter, MouseWare software 5 year guarantee OS Support - Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP or Mac OS 8.6 - X

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Customer Reviews

The product fits in the palm of my hand well, and is very comfortable.
"james25652"
I think this mouse has definitely increased my accracy when playing my FPS games - a must have for any gamers!
Amazon Customer
The optical thingamajig works great no matter what surface I use it on.
Jay Dreyer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

71 of 73 people found the following review helpful By sklender on November 17, 2002
I've been using the MX500 for a couple of weeks now as my primary mouse at home, and I'm overall happy with it. I chose the wired MX500 over the wireless MX700 because I didn't want yet another thing (rechargeable base station) taking up an outlet on an already overtaxed powerstrip. Plus, I like the ability to just yank the USB cable and pop it over to another computer.
Pros
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*** Great ergonomic design ***
I was a little hesitant of the deep side groove for your thumb, but it acts as a wonderful little shelf. The rubberized paint keeps the thumb from slipping.
*** Precision ***
No problem at all; works as advertised. It would be hard to go back to the old rollerball mice.
*** Buttons ***
Yes, there are a lot of buttons. And yes, I find that I click all of them, even the seldom-used Forward button.
The two side buttons (Back and Forward) are well positioned for thumb operation, and they offer a nice tactile feel. I found that I would sometimes accidentally hit the Back button on my MS Intellimouse; this seldom if ever happens with this mouse.
The all-in-one piece for the Left and Right Click also works great. I have larger hands and I like how these two buttons extend longer to accommodate my fingers.
The Auto Scroll Up and Down buttons have also become mainstays in my mousing habits. There are really only two problems with them (one software, one design) listed below.
Though less useful, I do find myself using the Application Switcher Button periodically. But the old Alt+Tab habit is hard to break. ;-)
The Scroll Wheel/Button has a decent feel to the spin and click. But unlike the Intellimouse, it is not grooved. It's smooth like an old tire inner tube.
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By "dpuppy" on April 29, 2003
For the gamers out there this is how to get the mouse working with games (I wish they mentioned this in their manual).
1) Go to the logitech website
2) Download the latest version of their MouseWare software
3) Download the advanced MouseWare software (it's on the same page)
4) install both and on the advanced mouseware properties/software there is an option for the mouse software to recognize when games are being played.
**This will allow you to use the full buttons of your mouse for games**. If you don't install the latest MouseWare etc.. you will probably not be able to use the full range of buttons on your mouse for games.
This mouse rocks!!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 7, 2002
I received my MX-500 a few days ago, and I was blown away at the difference between this and my previous mouse (a MS Intellimouse Optical). First, I appreciate the ergonomic feel - not being a lefty, I have no sympathy and relish the curves that fit my hand perfectly now. The rubberized feel of the sides allows for a good comfortable grip and tends to minimize slipping. The wheel accelerates well, and has enough resistance that you aren't going to scroll all over the page with the flick of a finger. The app switching button is only marginally useful, as are the buttons for "super-fast" scrolling above and below the wheel. The back and forward buttons are perfectly placed, however, and I have gotten back into the habit of using them for browsing. The tracking is the key feature of the mouse, however. Not a blip. Ever. I TRIED to make it skip by moving as fast as I could over my pad. Couldn't do it. Absolutely accurate. Also, the mouse is very stylish, and the matte black and silver go together well. The drivers are fine; I haven't had any problems, though they are a little un-configurable (I would have liked to make my app switching button Hide instead). Overall, I think this mouse is well worth the price, and I would certainly have paid more; a HUGE improvement over my old mouse, which had difficulty scrolling and couldn't browse files well.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 2003
Perhaps the first note of this review should address the "skip" that occurs when using the scroll wheel with the drivers (software) provided in the box with the mouse... The first thing you should do is go to Logitech's support site and download the newest drivers (released in March 2003) for the MX500 mouse. This will save you the trouble of returning a mouse that appears "defective" ...- the mouse is NOT defective but they had problems with the boxed drivers. THANKS to another reviewer here on this mouse I checked out the new drivers and found that, with the upgrade, the mouse functions PERFECTLY!
I had been using the Microsoft optical mouse for the past year and I decided to try something different. This IS the mouse for you! Great fit and terrific options that are within easy reach of your fingers including, autoscrolling (up and down) near the scroll wheel, a switch screen feature that is terrific, and forward and back buttons that are positioned by your thumb. It is the most comfortable mouse I've ever used.
Next, there is the beauty of the mouse. The photos on this site do not do it justice. Well-designed and a great addition to my desk.
I give this mouse five stars and it's the best mouse I've ever used since I've been computing.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "grebler1" on November 5, 2002
I have had this mouse for three weeks now and find it the most comfortable mouse ever.I bought the Microsoft Intellimouse Optical Special Edition three months ago because of its excellent tracking and it's five button design but found it quite uncomfortable for extened use.This mouse tracks equally good if not better than the latest microsoft mice and Logitech's Dual Optial Mouseman but with a much more contoured grip for the right handed person. The only fault I found are in the Drivers, there is an intermittentness when using the scroll wheel sometimes when you scroll either up or down a couple of clicks on the wheel and there is a lag, this problem exists in both the 9.70 & 9.73 drivers.Logitech is aware of the problem and will release new Drivers latter in November.The new drivers are also supposed to allow configuration of buttons in various programs simular to Microsoft Drivers. Note. If you do not use the included Drivers and use the Windows XP drivers the wheel works perfectly and all buttons will function except the application switcher button.Once they repair the Driver problem this will be the best cordred optical mouse on the market.Since Amazon has such a good price for the MX-700 Cordless mouse I decided to order one and finally not be tethered to a cord any longer.All the MX mice use the same improved optical technology engine.
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