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The Logitech VX Revolution is a portable laser mouse that, because of its small size, is designed for laptop use.

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Pros

Tracks accurately

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Rolling middle wheel is very advantageous

5 agree

Works instantly with XP and Vista

5 agree

Very Durable

4 agree

Very nice fit for people with smaller hands.

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Cons

The desktop version allows for a gradual switch between regular and 'free-wheeling'. This version is either ON or Off

3 agree

Pretty expensive relative to competition

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Middle wheel does not replicate the feel of the desktop version

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The Logitech VX Revolution is a portable laser mouse that, because of its small size, is designed for laptop use while maintaining many of the features found in desktop mice. One of its most notable features is its MicroGear Precision Scroll wheel that can be set to two modes of operation from a switch on the bottom of the mouse. In the first mode, the scroll wheel operates with detented action (typical clicking scroll action), and in the second mode it operates in an almost frictionless fashion. In the frictionless mode, the scroll wheel keeps spinning when flicked, allowing you to very quickly scroll through large documents, and lists.

The VX Revolution includes a high-resolution laser engine for accurate tracking on almost all surfaces. It also includes a click-to-click scrolling function as a new method of scrolling through lists using mouse clicks. It operates wirelessly on a 2.4 GHz frequency with the USB transmitter/receiver dongle tucking away into the mouse itself when traveling. Reviews have suggested that you can get up to an 80 ft. (24 m) range from the dongle.

This mini-mouse weighs 4.2 ounces (119 g) and is about the size of a bar of soap. It uses a single AA battery (included) and features an LED battery life indicator on the mouse. Expect to get approximately 120 days use on a single battery. The package also includes Logitech's SetPoint software. The original retail was $79.99 for the VX Revolution when it was first released in August 2006, but you can now find it for $50 - $65.

The Logitech MX Revolution is the desktop version of this mouse.

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.Wayfarer
11/17/2010 09:08

What the heck is "desktop version?" There is not a desktop counterpart for this mobile wireless mouse. MX revolution or MX performance??

Desjardinsy001
11/19/2007 10:49

I have replaces all my mice with this model and I love it, however after a year of heavy use, some of my mice are starting to have problems with left click.

Tr0w
10/07/2007 05:02

I love the fit and feel of it. Just don't drop it. Mine died after a 2 foot fall to a wood floor.
I liked the free-wheel mode so much, that I replaced it anyways.

I notice that the review says that it uses a AAA battery. Mine uses a AA.

Gt-d
08/02/2007 12:12

Man these are awesome mice - I'd love to have one but a bit more then I'd like to pay for a mouse :/

Paustin
08/01/2007 10:50
  • The MX is a great mouse. It is small enough to be portable, but large enough to be usable. It is a bit small for large hands for a extended duration, but perfect for folks on the go. I travel *extensively* (as much as 90%) and the mouse hasn't gained so much as a scratch.
  • The USB dongle fits very nicely into the mouse for easy travel, making it impossible to lose.
  • It does work just fine with XP and Vista, right out of the box.
  • I have the desktop version as well, and like that the desktop's middle wheel's switch to 'free-wheeling' can be gradual - when you spin the middle wheel FAST, it auto-switches to frictionless spinning. It is actually far more useful than it sounds. However, this version has only the capability for ON or OFF. There is no gradual switch.
  • It comes with software that I've never found to be particularly useful.
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