Logitech MX rev VS VX Nano

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by siratherock, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. siratherock macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm having trouble deciding between buying logitech MX revolution (39 at bestbuy) or logitech VX nano (around 30-45 refurbished at amazon)

    I going to use this mouse on my Macbook Alu 13inch. I'm in college so most of the time when I bring my macbook to class or library I mainly use the track pad. So the size of the mouse isn't that big of a deal for me.

    However, I do travel back home a lot and I have to bring my mouse with me, so for MX Rev users, is it possible to use MX Rev as a laptop mouse too? Does it have a pouch or a bag to carry it? Is it convenient or just too big to carry?

    I also heard that the MX Rev doesn't have a replaceable battery. Will the battery weakens after a few years of use?

    I dont play hardcore games on the macbook but I plan to play games like Starcraft 2 or Counter-strike, will the MX rev do the work or is it to heavy and slow to play games. (I did try it out at bestbuy but couldn't have the real feel since it is hooked with a cable)

    From my opinion, it does seem that I kinda lean towards the MX but it is also nice to have a small compact and not messy mouse. If you guys are in my shoes, what would you buy? Thanks for the time.

    p.s. remember the MX rev is $40! out of $100! Or should I wait until black friday, what approximately will the price of MX and VX be on BF?
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    I would definitely get the MX Revolution because it is on sale! I don't own the MX Revolution, but I do own a VX Nano and it is a great mouse for travel and for home.
     
  3. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    If I may offer a suggestion, if you are having trouble picking between the two, why not get the best of both worlds? Look at the VX Revolution. Has all the buttons/functionality of the MX, but with a bit smaller size more akin to the VX Nano. I have the VX Revolution, and I can recommend it if you can find it in your price range. I got mine for $40 CAD, so you can surely find it too.
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    the fact that the mx revolution doesn't have a replaceable battery is enough to convince me to stay away from it. the charging cradle is a bit big, and the battery life does decrease over time. after a while, i found myself needing charging the mouse after only four or five days of use. that said, i'd seriously consider getting a vx revolution. if you wait around, you can find deals for under $30.
     
  5. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I have both of these - the MX Revolution with my iMac and the VX Nano with my laptop. I love them both, but for me, the MX Rev is the perfect mouse.

    I think your concerns about size are well-founded - I don't want a very large mouse in my briefcase, as much as I like the mouse. So I got the VX Nano for portability.

    Regarding battery life, this MX is the third Logitech mouse I've bought with a non-replaceable battery, and both the others are still going strong after 4 years (connected to PC's in the house).
     
  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I can't say enough good things about the MX Revolution later on there is some explanation about their differences by a variety of users.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    That's basically the same amount of use you get out of your cell phone, so I don't see why charging at the end of every week is a big deal. I've had an MX Revolution for 2 years and I use it every weekday for 7 hours. I never have to charge it more than once every 4 days or so.
     
  8. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    have a VX Nano, its pretty nice but smaller than it looks. I would check it out in person, but the battery lasts for like a year.
     
  9. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    the problem with charging a mouse is i can't use the mouse while it's charging like i can a cell phone. a lot of times with the mx, the mouse would tell me the battery was dying unexpectedly. maybe it wasn't so unexpected, but i'd much prefer to pop in a battery every couple months or so than to have the foresight to recharge every few days. i got plenty of aa batteries, and i like the "set it and forget it" mentality. if i need to use a mouse but can't because i have to wait for a recharge, then that's just a few hours wasted.
     
  10. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I'm going on 20 months and counting of heavy daily usage with my MX Revolution. I put it in its cradle overnight every night and it has yet to fall below 5 full bars of charge. The trick is not to let it go days without recharging but to do so daily. When you leave the computer just stick it in the cradle.

    My recommendation is definitely the MX Revolution FTW! It is hands down the best mouse I've ever owned bar none. If this one ever dies (it shows no signs of doing so) I will be replacing it with another.
     
  11. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...the VX Nano is "SMALL", it may not be comfortable for you to use... I got an iHome IH-M132ZD (it has a nano receiver that stores in the bottom and its easier to get to for much less $$ = $30 USD)...
     
  12. siratherock thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies, do you know how long does it take to charge the MX Rev from 0 bars to full bars?
     
  13. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    It's quick, perhaps an hour or two.
     
  14. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Second that. I have a vx revolution at work and my gf has one at home. Great mouse with tons of functionality, long battery life on one AA battery, and a size in the sweet spot between the MX rev and VX nano.
     
  15. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I tested it once, an hour and fifty something minutes.
     
  16. mscriv macrumors 601

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    I just want to thank you OP for posting your question. I've had my eye on the MX revolution for quite some time and had no idea Best Buy was running this special. I just got back from picking one up. At $39.99 I had to pull the trigger. It was really hard for me to justify a $99 mouse, but I can easily justify getting one at 60% off. :) I'll be using it on my iMac.
     

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