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Nothing specific to Android to justify price
on August 31, 2011
I am conflicted about how to rate this mouse.
On one hand, it was really easy to pair this with my Asus Transformer. The only thing I wasn't sure about is the pin, and "0000" worked. I don't have much experience with bluetooth devices and basically followed the instructions on my tablet. When it is searching, I pressed the "connect" button on the mouse, then entered the pin, and that was it.
It also worked really well. The scroll wheel makes navigation so much easier compared to the trackpad. Sidescroll works as well. Left click, holding down button, also allows you to pan around on a page. Right click is the "back" button.
Mouse feels small, but it is meant to be portable. It looks great. Range is fantastic, I can control it from more than 20 ft away. This will be useful if you're connecting the tablet to your TV. The mouse will wake my tablet from sleep. It comes with a pouch, and batteries are even included. It takes 2 AA batteries (which is a better value than AAA batteries, and last longer). The scroll wheel is a little rough to me, that's the only thing I didn't like about the mouse. There's also just a little lag if the mouse has been idle for more than 30 seconds or so. Probably went into power saving mode. Not too bad, just noticeable.
From a hardware and functionality point of view, I'd rate it a 4.5 for a right handed user.
One thing I discovered about Android is that I cannot change this to a left handed mouse configuration. I realize the shortcoming is in Android, but Logitech could have added a switch to swap the two buttons. That, in my view, would be a nice addition for an Android mouse. I hit the BACK button at least 5 times typing this review. Very frustrating.
Other than the two mouse buttons, scroll wheel with side scroll, you can also press down on the scroll wheel for zoom.
Why I'm rating this 3 stars is that there's nothing to justify the high price of the mouse - currently $50. If the price is comparable to other Bluetooth mice, I'd rate it higher. Get another bluetooth mouse instead. Perhaps the practically identical Logitech V470. I expect the price to drop in the future, in which case I'd change the rating of this mouse.
Added 9/2 : I finally got around to trying this with my Lenovo T400 laptop running Windows XP (yeah, I know, I know). Paired up and worked like a charm. And I can swap mouse buttons.