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3.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight with excellent tracking, but crippled scrolling performance, 27 Aug 2012
This review is from: Logitech Touch M600 Mouse (Accessory)
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After battling through the rather striking packaging (which feels more like it should be displaying a shoe), the first thing to note about this mouse is its light weight, even with batteries in place. Many other mice, such as the Logitech Anywhere MX, have a weight which some may find uncomfortable, but I find reassuringly hefty. By comparison the M600 is extremely light without feeling flimsy, and I suspect it'd survive a few drops (unlike many of the mice I've owned in the past). Less pleasingly, this mouse has adopted the recent trend for 'stone' form factors with a less pronounced bump. I found my hand adopted a more claw-like grasp, rather than fitting the curve of the mouse itself, which may be less comfortable after a while.

Functionally, the mouse tracks very well. While it lacks the 'Darkfield' technology found in the Anywhere MX, I was very impressed with how it tracked over less conventional surfaces, and performance was nearly indistinguishable from the technically superior mouse in day-to-day use. The whole top surface of the mouse clicks satisfyingly for left and right clicks, whereas the whole front half of the surface acts as a scroll-wheel. This is by far the biggest weakness of the device. While I was impressed by its ability to discern between a resting finger and an intent to scroll, I found the scrolling itself to be completely unsatisfactory. I had hoped without a physical wheel, it would be possible to scroll very precisely, but instead pages scroll erratically and completely unsmoothly with no ability to make fine-grained or sweeping movements to control speed. I'm not sure where the problem lies - whether the hardware is crippled, or a driver issue. The Logitech Control Center on OS X correctly recognised the model of the device when I first installed it, however it subsequently failed to appear in its configuration menus. A simple driver update may be enough to resolve these issues (and thus, mileage may vary in Windows and Linux), but in the meantime I've found it wholly unsuitable for both casual browsing and gaming.

The mouse may suffice as a laptop companion when travelling (especially where weight and size matter), but I find scrolling performance too poor to recommend as a main mouse for either day-to-day or high performance use. While the Anywhere MX mouse may be more expensive and heavier, it performs significantly better on all fronts.
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Initial post: 16 Oct 2012 16:11:11 BDT
wozinaname says:
I agree the scrolling action needs to be worked on, but it can be made manageable if you select 1 or 2 scroll lines per click in settings. Its a shame there only seems to be two speeds of scroll. A slow speed by moving your finger up and down the touch sensor and a hyperspeed if you flick your finger. It definately doesn't have the speed sensitive scrolling (ie if you roll the wheel faster, the screen scrolls faster) of the Anywhere Mouse.
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