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Logitech MX Air Cordless Mouse

By: Andrew Jones | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Apr 21, 2008 4:00 am

Final Thoughts


As expected, this is a mouse with a lot to live up to. Logitech has a history of pumping out products that people buy en-mass, and the MX Air is another one that will be finding its way into living rooms thanks to the popularity of HTPCs.


Speaking of home theatres, this mouse has a few more surprises in store for us, such as the ability to open Windows Media Player or Media Center by shaking the mouse (also available is a customisable menu allowing you to add any files/folders/programs you want) or adjusting the volume by holding the Volume and moving the mouse side to side.


The only final gripe I have about the mouse is that it dims its on-board lights after several seconds, indicating that it has entered sleep mode to save power. While this is a really great power saving feature for a wireless mouse, its drawback comes when you disturb the rodent from its slumber; it takes almost a second to register movement on the screen. This can be annoying when it occurs repeatedly, like right now while I'm typing and editing this review.


There is one thing that will hold the mouse back from flying off the shelves in my opinion, and that is the price. Logitech has put this mouse in their luxury range, and with a suitable luxury price tag; a tad too rich from most people's tastes, I can believe.



However, looking at the components present I think the price is justified to a degree; we have a pair of RF transceivers capable of up to 30m range, 3-axis accelerometers, lithium ion battery to save weight and add battery life, and finally the laser tracking module for the precision desk work. Combined with a sexy design and solid software/firmware, it's easy to imagine how the cost adds up pretty fast.


The good points however far outweigh the bad here; this mouse is amazing once you get it house trained! - I'm always using it now on the sofa when I'm watching movies because it's just so much fun to use every time I pick it up. If you have the money, or don't have the money because you just built a HTPC, take a loan or borrow it from your friends, because this rodent is the perfect accessory to complete that sweet living room setup.

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