Logitech MX Revolution vs. VX Revolution

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dschiller, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. dschiller macrumors regular

    May 7, 2007
    Hi all

    I am looking for a new wireless mouse. I think I'm going to buy a Logitech Revolution, but I don't know whether I should buy an MX
    or a VX. The two seem to be very similar, and I don't think there are features not on the VX that I should pay more for (MX is U$15 more expensive).

    I am looking for something comfortable and reliable, and ultra-sharp precision isn't a must-have.

    Any thoughts?

  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i have both and use both. the MX is bigger and intended for a desktop, whereas the VX is meant for portability and notebook use, although they can be used in either situation if you ask me. the MX also has a desktop charger, but the VX runs on one AA Battery, and its receiver fits into its body. nice and compact.

    the MX also has the side wheel for app switching, but i rarely use it.

    in the end i'd say go to Best Buy or some such where they'll be on display and see which is more comfortable in your hands. i used to prefer the MX, but the VX has been growing on me.

    but both are great mice.
  3. AstrosFan macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2005
    I bought the VX a few months ago with the intent of using it solely as a portable mouse with my PowerBook.
    I liked it so much, though, that I have it at work now & use it as my primary mouse. I find it very comfortable and easy to use. I also like that the dongle stores in the mouse itself, so there's no extra parts to transport when I do take it on trips.

    I got it from Amazon for ~$35 after rebate; shortly afterwards, I saw it at Costco for a similar price.

    Best wishes!
  4. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2005
    I went with the MX because the VX felt too small in my hand. Both are really great mice.
  5. PCMacUser macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    I bought the VX about 6 weeks ago, and found that it was larger than I expected. Notebook mice seem to be almost the same size as desktop mice nowadays! But it's an awesome mouse. I use it for normal desktop use, as well as gaming (HL2) and it doesn't batter an eyelid. Also it has good battery management, although the Mac software doesn't have this feature.

    As someone mentioned, the ability to store the USB dongle inside the mouse is a real bonus for transporting it with a laptop.
  6. dschiller thread starter macrumors regular

    May 7, 2007
    Thanks for the quick input!

    I think I am going to settle with the VX. It is cheaper, has enough features and seems to be as comfortable as the MX.

  7. Spoony Bard macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    I've also got both the MX and the VX. Like others have mentioned, your best bet is to try out both at a local retailer. There is, however, one unmentioned difference you should be aware of.

    The MX seems to have an issue where it will stall or hang for half a second, and any input you give it in that moment will hit your computer after a small delay. This problem is worsened by increased distance between the mouse and receiver. In my experience, I could not use the mouse at all if I plugged the receiver into my PC, which sits directly under my mousepad, with a distance of about 2 feet. I had to move the receiver to a USB hub on my desk, within a foot of the mouse. Even now, it occasionally hangs. A search through the Logitech forums will reveal many other users who've reported experiencing this issue.

    Oh, and my VX, as well as others', doesn't seem to suffer from this issue. /shrug
  8. Shortnsweet macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
    If you have access to a Sam's Club, the VX Revolution is currently selling at a -47% margin. (I think the price is the same online, as well.) I've bought a couple, but haven't used it on a Mac, yet. I like it!

    Disclaimer: I work at Sam's. I don't try to "sell" Sam's stuff to people, though. I have no real interest or say in what we sell. But I think this is a good deal, so I've been spreading the word!
  9. curiosa863 macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2006
    These are the mouse (conjugation?) i was looking at getting. You mentioned a receiver? These aren't bluetooth wireless?
  10. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I tried out both and found that the MX just felt too big for me and the VX felt much better. After a couple months I don't regret my decision and I still think that the VX Revolution is the most comfortable mouse I've ever used. And there are plenty of buttons for me.
  11. PCMacUser macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    No these aren't bluetooth mice. As far as I am aware, the only Logitech bluetooth mice come as part of the keyboard/mice combo packages.

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