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Best mouse I've ever owned,
This review is from: Logitech VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks (Black) (Personal Computers)
After being disappointed several times by Bluetooth models, I decided to give this one a try. Strangely enough, the primary reason I selected this mouse was because of the tiny receiver; I chafed at the thought of having a monstrously large piece of cheap plastic sticking out of my MacBook. Shallow, I know, but at least I admit it. Overall, that aesthetic quirk of mine ended up being my most beneficial flaw, as the VX Nano is the most incredibly reliable, accurate, and practical mouse I've ever owned.
The box contains the mouse, a carrying case, the receiver, batteries, and Windows software. As noted in previous reviews, Mac users such as myself have to journey to the Logitech website to download software for the mouse -- though it's hardly required, as it will work as soon as you plug in the receiver.
Since I'm in print/graphic design, I was particularly worried about its tracking abilities. My fears were groundless, as this mouse is about as accurate as they come. It offers pinpoint control, so working on those fine details in photos or layouts is a breeze. The mouse clicks with a good feel and sound, and the medium size offers more control than the diminutive Bluetooth models on the market; additionally, you won't feel as though you're moving a paperweight around the desk, grunting all the while.
One feature that really blew me away, however, was the hyper-fast or free-spin mode of the scroll wheel. At first, I considered this a novelty, but quickly grew to believe it to be one of the mouse's best features. This is particularly true when I find myself working on a large document. The free-spin allows me to zoom through pages in record time. If you work on large layouts or documents, or if you have the patience of a two-year-old doing the potty dance (both apply to me), you'll love this feature.
Battery life is incredible, and that's a great bonus. Indeed, I had given up wireless peripherals in the past because they seemed to use enough juice to power Ohio. The VX Nano, however, is a sipper; in seven months of very heavy use, I've changed the batteries once. The receiver fits snugly in any USB port, and I've never even bothered to take it out when transporting my laptop. The back/forward page features are convenient, though I have found they don't always work.
Indeed, all the mouse's features are not available to Mac users such as myself. This hasn't concerned me, as most are things I would likely never use. So, when I consider all the other factors, I have to give the mouse the highest possible rating; Mac users need not fear this product at all.
One caveat: the mouse will wake up your Mac from sleep mode. I can thank my cat for discovering this. If the mouse is placed where it's likely it will be bumped, you might consider turning it off before putting your Mac to sleep. Or, you might just consider putting up baby gates to protect it from felines. Your choice.
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Initial post: Dec 22, 2010 8:16:42 AM PST
Alex V. says:
There's more to it that just being a large receiver, it is quite easy to break the larger receiver, if you have a choice choose the nano receiver.
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