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Old 08-25-2006, 03:38 PM   #16
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Feel free to sign up now if you like... I disabled the image verification for the time being. I could not remove the colored background for some reason.. but I can see how that would be hard to distinguish.
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Old 08-25-2006, 05:21 PM   #17
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:56 PM   #18
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One problem I had with the MX1000 on high resolution monitors is that there is definitely noticeable response lag over a wired mouse. I have the MX518 as well and the 518 is far more responsibe than the 1000 at resolutions such as 1680x1050.

If you had to compare the MX1000, MX518 and the new MX Revolution, what would you recommend?

I play World of Warcraft mostly, I know it's not exactly an FPS but I am a control freak. I hate it when things lag, especially my mouse.
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Old 08-27-2006, 03:49 PM   #19
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Out of all three, I prefer the feel of the MX Revolution the most. For MMO's, I use the MX1000 or the MX Revolution... whatever I have hooked up at the time. For FPS though, I'd use the MX 518 for the extreme control. For MMO's, that control is not needed... you are mainly hovering your cursor around and clicking on icons. Same response is needed for RTS games.

As for the high resolution problems, I have never run anything beyond 1280*1024, so I have no clue. I have never heard about such issues though.
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I just picked up the retail version and wanted to point out that it is shipping with setpoint v3.01, not the updated 3.1 mentioned in the review. Version 3.1 is not available for download as of Aug 27, 2006.
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Strange. I can upload it and update this post with the link.

Edit: Right click, save as 133MB
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Thanks for the link to the 3.1 software. I notice from the file name that it is a release candidate, so they'll probably be updating there website very soon. It is weird that v3.01 is 42 MB and 3.1 is 133 MB. Anyway, great review!
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"It is weird that v3.01 is 42 MB and 3.1 is 133 MB"

Yes... I thought the same thing. Didn't look into why though... maybe because the full CD has more stuff on it, I am not sure.

That software will make some of the functions actually function properly though. Enjoy
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"That software will make some of the functions actually function properly though"

Great, with 3.01 and IE7 RC1, nothing happened when I pushed the search button.
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That's odd... that may be an RC1 issue, not the software. However, with 3.01 and the search button, I found that it would search for the same thing twice. 3.1 fixed that problem though.
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:55 AM   #26
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The MX Revolution is it's successor, so it's quite simply, an MX1000 amped up
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Your article is approaching THREE THOUSAND WORDS and is littered with schoolboy errors which make it flow like a stuck zipper.

And come on, it's a mouse. A product that is fundamentally, inescapably, the same as every other table-bound pointing device out there. Just because those clever Swiss bastards at Logitech have ejaculated two dozen stupid new 'features' doesn't mean it's worth the stupid price they're asking...
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:24 AM   #27
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I agree, it's an expensive mouse. Especially the notebook version at $80, which in no way is justified.

However, the mouse -is- the best around in its class, so I don't see reason to bash it because of it's price. The MX1000 was expensive when it was released also, but this one is far superior.
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:38 AM   #28
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About the MX610 for left-handed ... I bought one, tried to use it for 2 months ... and it went back in the closet, the MX1000 out again.

Main reason: the wireless transmission SUCKS BIG TIME. I've *never* been able to have a smooth moving cursor with that mouse.
Why the hell are they using 2.4 Ghz as the link frequency? I have wifi, I have the Sonos music device which also uses the same wifi frequency, lying below my desk.
Basically, when the mouse wireless USB dongle was plugged in the UC, which is on the ground, I would have movement hickups pretty much every 1/2 seconds. Mouse stops, then catches up, the stops again.
When I plugged the dongle in my Monitor USB hub (less than 40 cm away from the mouse), it works slightly better: hickups every 2 seconds.
Out of sheer frustration & after completely useless mail exchanges with their support, I put the Sonos device away - and the mouse worked better, but I still had random mouse freezes once in a while. Averaging 1 per minute.
Now the MX1000 is back, the cursor moves smoothly, and I'm back having palm aches. 60 Euros spent for pure frustration.

So, yeepee for one lefty mouse. Granted, it's very comfortable. But PLEASE make the wireless link stable. The MX1000 works fine. The Dinovo bluetooth link works fine. The MX610 one sucks.

I'm very concerned about the fact the revolution also uses a USB dongle now. Is it using the same communication method? In that case I'm bound to have the same problems.

My message to Logitech:
I call this lack of left-handed devices discrimination. As soon as you go away from the ambidextrous designs, you are BOUND to make the same devices for left-handed users.
I understand that the market is much smaller. I understand it costs more to manufacture smaller amounts (although the electronics are pretty much the same). So make up the difference in the final price. But just don't ignore left-handed people.

I asked a Microsoft support guy once about the fact they made right-handed joysticks that couldn't be used by left-handed.
His answer: "Use it with your right hand, you'll find out it's pretty comfortable".
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Hi, thanks for the great review Rob,

I have a little question to you, compared to MX1000, which mouse is bigger? is MX Revolution longer than MX1000?

Also when you hold the mouse, MX1000 for example you can "palm" it very nicely and even when you lift it up, there is a very little chance of you dropping it, MX610 on the other hand you can't palm well and if you really don't grip it good, you might drop it while repositioning on the mouse pad, how is MX revolution in that aspect?
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I don't have the MX1000 right in front of me as my mom stole it, but I believe they both have the same overall length. The MX Revolution is more of a pleasure to hold though... it's not as bulky like the MX1000.

As for the "palm"... it would be much more like the MX1000 than the MX610 for sure.

I love the MX Revolution, I can say that much. Even after using it for over a month... I enjoy it like the day I first got ahold of it. Logitech has a winner with this one in my opinion.

I hope they come out with a gaming version soon enough.
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