by Rob Williams on April 12, 2005 in Peripherals
How do you make a mouse more precise than ever? Use a new technology of course! We review the Logitech MX1000 Laser Mouse, which they promise to be 20 times as accurate as Optical. We put it to the tests, so check it out!
Before talking about the specifics, let’s talk about the installation, and the software. Installation is quite easy, as with any cordless mouse. Plug in the base into the wall, and also to an available USB port. Then turn on the mouse, and Windows should detect and install it right there, making it usable. Of course, if you want the most out of the mouse, you will need to install the SetPoint software.
In the first screen, you can configure what your buttons do. You can leave them at default if you like, but you may have different tastes. The second screen gives you a lot of choices, including cursor speed, acceleration and other basics. If you have one of Logitech’s gaming mice installed, you may get a fourth tab to the left, which gives you better options related to gaming.
The mouse is perfectly designed, and it shows that a lot of thought went into it. The hand fits so nicely into the mouse, it’s definitely a comfortable experience. The mouse has a little guard, you could call it, that your thumb sits on. Since your thumb won’t be touching your desk or mousepad, it makes the mouse work much smoother. The four feet on the bottom, are incredibly smooth as well, which also adds to it.
Now, I am not left handed, but I cannot see how using the mouse would be comfortable if you were. The mouse doesn’t conform to your hand half as well as it does otherwise, so if you are left handed, you may want to bare this in mind.