logitech mx1000 v mx900

macdaddy121

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I am looking at purchasing one of the two mice. I looked at everything and decided that I like Logitech. However, I don't trust the people at best buy or compusa to tell me the difference between them. I understand the 900 has bluetooth and the 1000 has the laser feature. If someone could let me know the difference. Mainly in the fact that the 900 has bluetooth and the 1000 doesn't. In other words, what is the advantage of bluetooth. If you have one or know of someone who has one, what do they think about it?

THANKS
 

ravenvii

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Bluetooth is the same Bluetooth you could get internal with Macs. With the MX900 you could pair the mouse with the Mac, and use it without the charger/receiver thing connected to your Mac. You'll still need it though, for charging.

The MX1000 uses wireless RF, and thus requires the charger/receiver to be attached to your Mac to use.

Bluetooth is slower than RF though, and you'll notice lag with the MX900. Especially with a Mac, since Logitech never came out with drivers for the Mac.
 

Timelessblur

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The MX 1000 is a tad bit ligher, has an on/off switch on it. The bats can go longer bettween charges. The batts have a longer life.
It does not suffer from the problems that Bluetooth mice suffer from (mouse lag)

Personly I like the more updated design the MX1000 has over the 900.

Lastly the MX1000 is offical mac capible. MX900 is not (offically)
 

AWishForNoOne

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The biggest inconvenience of the MX1000 is that it takes up one usb port and needs to be connected to your computer to function whereas the MX900 is completely wireless except for the fact that you need the base station close at hand to charge it.

I have the MX1000 and it performs wonderfully. I mostly use my powerbook as a desktop replacement so I don't mind that the reciever/base station needs to be connected to my computer. When I'm on the road I'm content using my trackpad so I don't really need to lug around my mouse.
 

sirius1722

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I have the MX900 for my PB and I never notice a lag, except for when it gets used after letting it sit and sleep for a while. I probably still wouldn't use it for gaming though....nothing beats a good wired mouse for gaming. ;)

In terms of battery life, I usually can use it for about 5 days before I have to put it back on the cradle.

I do like the design of the MX1000 better, but like other people have said, if you get that, you need to occupy a USB port for the RF reciever as opposed to the MX900 which connects to your internal Bluetooth. I, for one, am quite happy with my MX900 though and I think you'd be too! :D
 

ravenvii

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aswitcher said:
Any word on Logitech producing a bluetooth mouse with a friggin "Lazer" ?
Oh no, don't go there! Imagine, a shark with INTERNAL Bluetooth! Sharks with friggin' lazers on their heads!

For the sake of the human race, don't go there!
 

notjustjay

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I bought the MX900 for Christmas, Future Shop in Canada reduced the price during a Boxing Day sale to $50 (!) I like how I don't need to connect anything via USB; I just use my laptop's built-in Bluetooth. No lag except for the first few seconds after I first unsleep or have been idle for a long time. Only other disadvantage is how I need to use the laptop's trackpad to re-enable Bluetooth after I turn it off (to save battery power on the run etc).

Battery life seems OK... I keep the cradle on my desk.
 

macdaddy121

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Interesting

Sorry it took me so long to get back to all of the replies, but thank you all very much for answering a question that gets repeated probably more than any other question on macrumors (which mouse :) ). However, if the only main difference is that I have to plug it up to a usb then I think I am going to go with the 1000. I liked the 900 but the 1000 felt better to me personally. I have a usb hub and ports on my cinema and keyboard. I should be fine. Much appreciated.
 

zagato27

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macdaddy121 said:
Sorry it took me so long to get back to all of the replies, but thank you all very much for answering a question that gets repeated probably more than any other question on macrumors (which mouse :) ). However, if the only main difference is that I have to plug it up to a usb then I think I am going to go with the 1000. I liked the 900 but the 1000 felt better to me personally. I have a usb hub and ports on my cinema and keyboard. I should be fine. Much appreciated.
I've got a G5 w/ BT and was looking for a BT mouse. Looked at the 900 but it wasn't "officially" supported under OSX. Yes, I know that many have this and seems to work just fine. I finally went with the MX 1000 and haven't looked back. It worked right out of the box. Great feel, battery charge led's are pretty neat. Can't comment on how long it goes between charges but doesn't seem to be an issue. Lastly, I've got the hub/recharger plugged into a usb port on my monitor so that is not an issue. I'm not a gamer so I can't comment on good/bad there. I like the MX 1000. Yup, wish that it came in BT so I could actually use that extra on my G5 but oh well. Go for it, you won't regret it. Cheers
 

JulesK

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I bought the MX1000 for work, and if you can live with the hassle of having an RF mouse (rather than a Bluetooth mouse), this is the mouse for you. It is great. Much better design and "feel" than the earlier Logitech mice. (I use an MX500 and MX700 at home.) The buttons are better (more like rocker switches that are easier to engage), and the side-to-side scrolling is very handy. Battery life is phenomenal. I get at least two weeks heavy use out of mine, sometimes three.
 

heaven

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I have the MX900 BT mouse and it works perfectly for me. The thing I dont like is, that it doesn't have a power off switch.
 

Tomaz

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Hope someone's still reading this thread...

If I understand right, you have to connect the whole cradle to the USB port to use the MX1000? Is there no small USB sender/receiver included so that when going abroad, one can use the mouse without bringing the whole cradle? Before cradles got hip, wireless mice used to come with these little USB sender/receiver adapters, right?
Anyone know?
 

Tomaz

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Tomaz said:
Hope someone's still reading this thread...

If I understand right, you have to connect the whole cradle to the USB port to use the MX1000? Is there no small USB sender/receiver included so that when going abroad, one can use the mouse without bringing the whole cradle? Before cradles got hip, wireless mice used to come with these little USB sender/receiver adapters, right?
Anyone know?
Problem solved, just found the answer to my question in another thread.
No MX1000 for me then... :(
 
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