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Better than MS Explorer? YES!!,
This review is from: Logitech MouseMan Wheel Optical (Personal Computers)
Well this is my first Logitech mouse as I have been a major advocate of the MS intellimouse series for a while now and I must say that I am impressed with this mouse. My last mouse was the MS intellimouse explorer (the grey optical mouse) and like the others before it went on the fritz and died on me. Disgusted with the constant dying of my MS mouse I turned to logitech and over the past month I have been nothing but a happy camper with the performance and feel of the "Blue Man" as my wife calls it (beats me why...probably cause of the Blue Men Group).
The advantages I have noticed of the "Blue Man" over the MS optical series is the following. The Logitech mouse is completly more ergonomical than the MS series by a longshot. The comfort and feel of this mouse is outstanding...although may be awkward for a left hand user but less than the old MS series...and the optical camera seems to read faster than the old MS series as well because a vast improvement is immediately noticable from the start in the precision of this mouse. The mouse wheel can be depressed for an additional "menu" screen that allows for quick access to things such as: your favorites list, e-mail,refresh web page, and other nifty ideas that the MS series probably would never have dreamed of.
The downsides to the mouse...There are NO downsides to it. I understand that I have only used this mouse for about a month now but when compared to the compatibility issues and the registry tweaks I had to implement for the MS series the Logitech Mouse is a Godsend.
In response to the "electronics fan" from Canada his statement that " the blue logitech label emits heat" is erroneous. Ok it may technically emit some heat but it is not even noticable even for long periods of use. Also his statement that the cursor will move erratically across the screen if you move it to fast is true if you DON'T adjust the settings. The MS mouse suffered horribly from that and that is one of the great joys of this mouse is its fine customization menu. I experiance NO erratic movement from this mouse at all (I just got done moving it across the screen as fast as I could). However since this is an optical mouse you do not want to place it on a surface that is reflective i.e. glass or a white textured surface since that can interfere with the optical sensor.
Overall I would highly recommend this mouse over the MS optical series due to its increased tracking and precision and the overall general comfort of using this mouse for extended periods (i.e. gaming;-) and since I forgot to mention it above the button click response is SUPERB. I have yet to encounter any problems with this mouse and if I do...well at least Logitech has an easy accesible and available tech support (Microsoft tech support is horrendous for home users).