Logitech MX1000

Logitech MX1000
  • Logitech MX1000
  • Logitech MX1000
  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5

Pros

  • Wireless, extremely accurate

Cons

  • Still some lag associated with wireless mice

Bottom Line

A very accurate wireless solution. The MX1000 is a solid choice for most users who want a quality mouse, and particularly for graphic and video editors.

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The Logitech MX1000 was the first laser mouse to appear on the market. It is a wireless desktop mouse, designed for the enthusiast computer market, as opposed to the being directly targeted at the gaming segment (like their latest creation, the G5).

One particular aspect we loved about the MX1000 is its shape. Logitech have a fairly standard design they have followed with their MX series, that being a large, arched design, with indented swirls on either side for grip. They have accentuated the grips with this model, placing a jutting ridge along the bottom of the thumb indent. It really is one of the most comfortable mice we've ever used, and it is big enough to be comfortable for even those with extremely large hands.

There are a few other design changes worth noting. There is a small battery light on the left hand side that indicates how much life is left in the current charge, which we found useful.. The button layout is functional but nothing oustanding. There are the two side buttons, as well as a scroll wheel, and two buttons on either side of that, that do exactly the same thing as the wheel as far as we can tell (although they can be re-configured). Overall, the controls are well laid out, but not revolutionary.

We also really liked the fact that the MX1000 doesn't require any battery changes like its counterparts (such as the MX610). It instead uses a charging cradle and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. You just place it on the cradle when not using it and it charges for the next use. The charge is more than long enough for any sitting you are likely to put it through; it has lasted through more than one eight hour office day without problems.

A few months ago, we would probably have said that the MX1000 was the most accurate mouse we've ever used. We've now had a play with the G5 (also from Logitech) and Razer's new series of laser mice - but make no mistake, the MX1000 is still an extremely precise mouse. As a desktop mouse it will do everything you could ever need with pinpoint accuracy. The 800 dpi, 5.8 megapixel sensor picks up every nuance of movement perfectly. For graphic or video editors, this sort of accuracy is paramount, and the MX1000 delivers.

Aside from the laser setting, the other big selling point of this mouse is the wireless connectivity. The less wires, the better is most people's motto and we most definitely agree. Our desks have felt much more spacious since the introduction of cordless review units and quite frankly we're going to have trouble going back. That said, there are occasional periods of very minor lag, hardly noticeable in most circumstances, but definitely present. This only really comes to the fore when gaming, where even millisecond can mean the difference between life and death. Sadly, there will always be a certain lag using wireless technology; in the foreseeable future at least, the time taken to transmit from mouse to receiver will always be a factor. Thus for truly hardcore gamers, we recommend staying away from wireless mice, at least for the moment.

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