Logitech MX Revolution Wireless Laser Mouse

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  1. Macintosh Sauce macrumors 6502

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    I found one heck of a deal on this mouse during a Google search.

    Logitech MX Revolution Wireless Laser Mouse

    Right now, this mouse is only $40.00 with a list price of $99.99! It works quite nicely with Mac OS X as well. It has a Li-Ion battery inside which is great IMO. Logitech also updated the driver for Leopard here.

    Just thought I would let everyone here know...
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Thanks for the heads up. I've been eying one of these for a while. For $44 shipped, I couldn't pass this up, even if I did have to give Dell my money. ;)
     
  3. reifiedbeans macrumors newbie

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    It's a great mouse. Super comfortable, just about perfect (well it could be bluetooth and require no dongle, then it would be perfect). I used the wireless mighty mouse that came with the imac for three weeks then switched to this. No jerkiness issues on waking from sleep, back, forward, and google buttons, far more ergonomic.
     
  4. MikeTheC Guest

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    Sounds like a good deal. I don't really need another mouse, but Logitech is one of my two brand picks for mice.
     
  5. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    They are great mice but logitech's software is terrible. Its the same on windows side as well. Frankly it puts me off logitech products. To get the full power of their mice you need extra software like steermouse or uberoptions.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    I haven't had experience, but apparently the recent update to Logitech Control Center made it good...
     
  7. MikeTheC Guest

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    What's normally the case for me is that I don't actually use more than two buttons anyhow, so I'm never in need of a manufacturer's software. However, I've heard this kind of complaint by others on numerous prior occasions.
     
  8. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    I have a Logitech Optical corded mouse with a scroll wheel, that also functions as a 3rd button, that works with my Macs and my Windows computers. It works great without installing software.
     
  9. jhkingsr macrumors regular

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    Success with Logitech software is hit or miss. I'm using Logitech Control Center v. 2.4.0 with my MX on the iMac and it's fabulous! There are so many possibilities for button mapping in this new version. Here's mine........

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    ..... and the menu to select from for each button ......

    [​IMG]
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Slightly OT: With that mouse and the Nano VX when scrolling does it scroll per pixel (smooth), as when you are two-finger scrolling, or is it like every line (choppy)?
     
  11. jhkingsr macrumors regular

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    You can set the scroll wheel to either free wheel (smooth), click for each line, or to auto-shift between the two depending on the speed you roll the wheel. That's with LCC. I don't know if Steermouse has this control.
     
  12. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!!! I've been eyeing these for about a month!
     
  13. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Great price for the mouse, that's not much more than what I paid for my MX1000 last year, most places still seem to sell it for $75-99.

    Latest LCC doesn't look nearly as bad as old versions, but their use of APE turns me off entirely (edit: looks like the new version doesn't use APE, it comes as an InputManager, hrm). I switched to Steermouse when I originally got the MX1000 and haven't looked back. Upgraded to the MX Revolution no problem, except that I don't seem to be able to get acceleration and tracking speed settings that I'm happy with, compared to the MX1000. This one thing has kept LCC in the back of my mind.

    Yes. Only glitch I've noticed is that sometimes when activating the mouse after a period of inactivity (especially if it's been on its charging cradle), it seems to set itself into the mode where you click the wheel to switch to frictionless scroll mode, instead of command-clicking and auto-shift scrolling which is what I have it set to do. Don't know if it's Steermouse or a bug in the hardware. Quickly unplugging the USB receiver resets it. Steermouse also lets you tweak the auto-shift behavior, but you need to edit a plist file and log out to see the changes.
     
  14. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Excellent response guys! Looks like I'll be going for the Nano VX.
     
  15. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Ouch! Was about to get that for my MBP but never mind. Dongles suck!

    I might get it for my current and/or future Mac tower or all-in-one but dongles cancel any chance of me using that for my MBP.
     
  16. jhkingsr macrumors regular

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    APE is no longer used in the new version of LCC.
     
  17. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    Download the steermouse trial and see just how many options you are missing. There are loads. Especially being able to program every button on the mouse not just the ones Logitech think you should be able to.
     
  18. vohdoun macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone suffer the ongoing problem with the mouse not responding from time to time... or is your receiver pretty close to the mouse for it not to be affected?

    USB Overdrive is pretty good as well, it just currently lacks the search button function. Even with the latest Leopard version. 10.4.8
     

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  19. H0M3R macrumors member

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    I have a MX Revolution mouse and occasionally it will stop responding. Every once in a while it the pointer will stop moving for a couple of seconds. I have tried moving the receiver but it doesn't really make a difference. Right now I have it plugged into the USB port on my monitor so its pretty close to the monitor. It does the same thing in Windows under boot camp.
     
  20. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I have been wanting to get one of these for ages but they are a bit on the pricey side of things but this thread keeps popping up on forum spy when I am on, it is sort of goading me to buy one.
     
  21. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Prior to your reply I edited my post to mention that. In fact I've giving LCC a try right now.

    One thing I found is that it installs an InputManager called "LCC Scroll Enhancer Loader" which seems to do nothing useful, and it prevents Growl from working, and bugs out some other applications. Removing it doesn't limit the functionality of the mouse (including scrolling) so I recommend you do.

    Hmm, not sure what Steermouse allows you do to that LCC doesn't. They both allow you to totally customize the function of every button on the mouse, including horizontal scrolling and the like.
     
  22. jhkingsr macrumors regular

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    No thanks. I've tried it in the past and I don't see any reason to pay for software that does nothing more than LCC does for free.
     
  23. jhkingsr macrumors regular

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    Sorry, missed your edit. I haven't found any issues on my setup and will keep your comments in mind if I do. :D
     
  24. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    That's the point is does do more than lcc.... For example LCC won't let you bind the search key to a combination of keys. It won't let you change the thumbwheel to something else you want.
     
  25. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    Pricegrabber still lists the OP's price quote, but when I click on either link.... its $99 bucks? what gives?

    I really want the MX Rev. but can only afford something in the $40 range so this was really exciting until I found the higher price.
     

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