Logitech MX Revolution to go BLUETOOTH!

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  1. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    I was sad to miss the post-thanksgiving sales that Dell and the like had on this terrific mouse. But now Engadget is reporting some exciting news via FCC photos - the MX Revolution will receive a bluetooth upgrade in the (hopefully near) future. I sure hope it doesn't include a price hike.

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  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    if the mx gets rid of the rechargeable battery, i'm all over it. or, i'd also really like to see a bluetooth vx revolution.
     
  3. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    same i have the vx great mouse but the receiver is kinda annoying
     
  4. InLikeALion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You mean you'd prefer disposable batteries? So you don't have to wait while it charges if it's running low while in use? I have never used it, but I've read people at MR address this by simply docking it overnight. Wouldn't that essentially mean you didn't have to worry about switching batteries? I just want some opinions on that, b/c I lack experience with rechargeable mice.
     
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    Everyone loves this mouse so much. Is there an equivalent wired mouse? I really have no need for wireless. I'm still not sure it would be worth $100 over the mighty mouse, but maybe a wired version would be cheaper...
     
  6. InLikeALion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The FCC filing date was 1/17/08.

    I don't know where in a product development/release cycle FCC approval is applied for. Hopefully this could be coming soon.
     
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    my mx would require charging every few days (not even a week), and it forced me to keep thinking about it in the back of my mind. i would much rather replace the batteries and forget about it for a few months at a time, which is why i moved from the mx to the vx.

    if you wait for a deal, you can find both the vx and mx for insanely great prices. i managed to buy my mx from costco for $37 and a vx from staples for $27 (i've even seen it for less). that's two great mice for less than the price of a wireless mighty mouse.
     
  8. InLikeALion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't seen any deals since before Christmas. Are these local b&m stores, or online?
     
  9. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    they were all online. the $27 vx was a black friday deal (a day later, amazon had it on sale for $18), but the $37 mx was a limited time offer last summer. these sorts of deals pop up every now and then, and they're worth waiting for.
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    the vx is the best mouse i've ever used. hands down. i sure hope they make a bluetooth version. and i agree with the rechargeable battery, more of a hassle than you'd think.

    two nice changes to the vx though - easier on/off switch, and easier to change scrolling. but the latter isn't a big deal, i just leave it free-spinning. but i don't always put the receiver away and forget to turn it off, and its a pain to press
     
  11. InLikeALion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You mean compared to the MX, the VX has an easier on/off switch and easier to change scrolling, or visa versa, or that the VX has had an update?

    Also, what is the size/feel difference between the two? I'd be worried the VX didn't feel 'substantial' enough.

    On topic: I surprised most of these logitech mice haven't always been bluetooth or at least had bt counterparts. I guess maybe bt hasn't been as mainstream in pc's as it is in macs?
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its two changes i'd like to see, sorry for being unclear.

    the size is noticeable, but for me the MX used to feel great, now just feels unwieldy in comparison.

    i think the reason they haven't been simply due to battery life.
     

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