Other than a keyboard, the “most touched” piece of your computer is your mouse and having the right external mouse has been a lifelong mission of mine. I believe I have found the best mouse so far in the Logitech MX1000 Laser Cordless mouse and the price was around $60.00 USD.
If you tried and hated the Logitech MX700 wireless mouse as I did
several years ago — you can buy well now in knowing the MX1000 beats
the MX700 in every way. The MX1000 is faster, sleeker and stronger and
it holds a charge much longer than the MX700.
The worst thing that can
happen to you while you’re using a rechargeable mouse is to have the
charge run out on you when you’re in the middle of a hot inspiration.
The cordless communication of the mouse does not interfere with, or get
bothered by, my cellular phone or my Wi-Fi network or my computer
monitor or my cordless phone. Here are some other features of the
is always ready, and the lithium-ion battery never needs replacing
scrolling system: Wheel tilts for side-to-side scrolling, Cruise
Control rocker for speed-scrolling up and down, and zoom with a click
of the wheel
Now Logitech also offers the new G7 mouse for gaming — and if you are a game player, you will like that mouse better:
If, however, you spend your day writing and surfing the web, the better
choice for you is the MX1000 because it offers dedicated rocker
switches for scrolling pages and for moving forward and backward in
your web surfing history. I love being able to page through my web
history using only my thumb on the side of the mouse and I spend most
of my time going backwards in my history so I appreciate being able to
change how each button on the mouse behaves:
previously used the Logitech MX510 as my mouse of choice. The MX510 was
a corded mouse and it was fast and the scroll wheel had a smoother
movement than the MX1000, but the MX510 always had a dangerous red
laser that could poke out your eye if you were curious or not careful.
I was stabbed in the eye by a laser once and it was blinding and
painful. The new MX1000 has no visible laser to poke you and here’s how
the new technology makes your life better:
has always provided their own excellent mouse software and the MX1000
is no different. The SetPoint software helps you mouse how you wish to
mouse by letting you choose what the buttons fire and how fast or slow
your mouse responds to your actions.
The installation of the Logitech
mouse software was smart enough to recognize my Thinkpad T43p
mouse software and then only install what the MX1000 needed to work
every day. I now have three ways to mouse — my two embedded ThinkPad
mice and my MX1000.
The MX1000 battery is long-lasting. I can mouse for two full days
before finding the need to place the mouse in the recharge station. The
MX1000 also rapidly recharges. I can go from empty to full in less than
80 minutes. My old MX700 took six hours to reach full recharge
As a writer, the MX1000 helps me work smarter and quicker, and you
can’t place a price tag on personal efficiency.