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It's growing on me but could be more versatile possibly
on 26 February 2013
Edit: June 2013
I've had this for a while now and I use it for about 8-9 hours every day at work. It's utterly brilliant. Not only is the glass touch area so intuitive to use (especially if you're used to using a Smartphone or tablet) it scrolls just like a tablet: that is, it scrolls down with inertia and slowly crawls to a stop (although you an instantly stop it by touching the pad again).
It's become indispensable so I've uprated it to 5 stars.
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This is pretty much like any wireless mouse - with one big difference.
Instead of a wheel in the centre to scroll down documents you have a piece of smooth plastic (glass?) that is touch sensitive, just like the touchpad on a laptop or even a tiny piece of a smart phone's screen.
This allows you to swipe your finger down (or up) and scroll through documents or pictures in a manner that these days is pretty much second nature.
On one computer it took me several attempts at getting the computer to recognise the mouse - I eventually had to manually download the USB receiver unifying software, probably because I'm behind a firewall - but there was no indication it was having trouble; it has sat there, mute. However, on a home computer just inserting the USB nano receiver triggered the download, so perhaps Logitech didn't test this on corporate PCs!
My only niggle is that I can't reassign the mouse buttons - yes, the Logitech software allows *some* button reconfiguration but I couldn't, for example, configure a "back" button except by allowing the swiping of the mouse's touch pad from right to left. Perhaps I was spoiled by my other Logitech 510 which allows me to assign umpteen buttons the way I like them.
One of the aforementioned button configurations is to allow a double tap on the scrolling area to zoom in (and out). You have to be careful with this as it's very easy to accidentally touch that area (your finger naturally rests on it!) and you can zoom into a web page, for example, without meaning to.
In use it works as a normal mouse would (although I'm taking a mouse mat to work tomorrow to make it a slightly smoother experience when dragging it around my desk).
Finally, I would have preferred a slightly chunkier mouse to fit my gorilla hands but that's just me. Peole with smaller hands (or kids) won't feel the same, I'm sure.
And it's funny how that scrolling, swipe action really does seem intuitive after a few seconds - even to the point that the scrolling action has built in inertia just like my phone and tablet.
Yes, I like it.