Top positive review
4 people found this helpful
on 26 July 2014
This is a quality mouse, like Microsoft mice, ie it is robust, solid, well put together, nothing is rattling or lose. It is also very unlikely to break a few days or weeks in, as happens with other cheap mice. I had to return 3 or 4 cheaper mice as they all developed faults within weeks: one's scroll wheel became loose and would not register, the other two mice started to double click on a single click and so on.
In addition this mouse does have two side buttons, which Microsoft have decided is not a needed feature...
Finally the scroll wheel, while not the best I have seen, is the best of the current crop of mice. It revolves in two modes: single step mode where it registers a mechanical click as you turn it, so you know exactly how much and how to turn it. This provides the feedback and accuracy required, for example in games to enable weapon switching. If you push the wheel down hard it enters a free-wheeling mode, where it spins without resistance and allows you to scroll up/down long pages quickly. I mean you give it a spin and off it goes spinning. In this mode there is no accuracy and of course you will be turning it accidentally as you go along.
As a comparison the Microsoft mice (4000 and 6000) have a free wheeling wheel that is almost impossible to avoid accidentally turning and impossible to click down (middle mouse button) while not turning at the same time. It is like trying to push down on a slippery eel. So Microsoft mice are retarded, this one is not.
Because in the free-wheeling mode it is impossible to press middle button down, no matter what Microsoft were thinking, this mouse has a real middle button right behind the wheel which you can press with no possibility of rolling the wheel at the same time.
Based on the above 5 stars.
The bad points are:
1) you have to install the Logitech drivers to be able to map and use the side buttons, but in many instances the mouse "forgets" these settings and the side buttons revert to an idiotic mapping of "start menu" and "show desktop". The Logitech support forums have plenty of people complaining about this, but this is a software issue, not a mouse issue.
2) The two main buttons, left click and right click, are covered by the same piece of plastic cover, which if you are into games, maybe you will discover somehow interfere when one button is already pressed down and you are trying to press the other as well. To be honest I had not noticed any issues until my 15 year old brought it to my attention. That is really bad design on an other wise very well designed mouse as it is unnecessary - the two halves could be separated.