Product: Logitech MX610 Left-Hand Laser Cordless Mouse
Pros: Ergonomic shape, gamer friendly, 10 buttons with email and IM notification, tilt wheel, zoom function.
Cons: Battery life, mail notification and IM notification not always reliable, larger hands may not find it as useful
Overall: Very comfortable to use for an extended period of time, stylish on your desk and easy to use all while providing many features not found in most mice.
Installation â€“ 9 â€“ The MX610 was extremely easy to install. Unlike many consumer electronic manufacturer’s Logitech provides you with two AA batteries, a big plus, allowing you to plug the small USB receiver in and go. The mouse works right away saving you time if you choose not to load the CD to utilize the extra features (though we recommend going all the way). The CD installed the remainder of the software and created a Logitech icon in our system tray. Though the system tray offers easy access to the customization menus we would have preferred forgoing this icon after setting up the mouse for the first time. The remainder of the setup was a sync; we easily customized all 10 buttons to suite our needs. Read the rest of the review, including our ratings on features, comfort, and ease of use.
Features â€“ 8 – The mouse features 10 buttons that are strategically placed to give the user a more comfortable way of accessing everything they need and more without moving their hand off the mouse. There are two buttons placed on the side, above the thumb for easy navigation through web pages (I have them set as forward and back). Right above them are three music buttons at your fingertips, like having your volume controls on your steering wheel, including mute. The email and IM buttons notify you via green and blue LEDs, and allow you to instantly get to access your in-box and see new IMs with a touch of a button. The scroll wheel is easy to use for vertical scroll. We did not like the horizontal scrolling function as much; it was not a smooth scroll. The zoom feature allows you to effortlessly take a closer look into pictures and whatever else it is you might be interested in by pressing down the scroll wheel. Finally, the 2.4 Ghz spectrum is stronger then most wireless mouse on the market and it prevents a loss of connection.
Comfort/Ease of use â€“ 8.5 â€“ No longer do lefties have to live in a right handed world, finally we have freedom from the racist right hand slanted tech world. Usually lefties are stuck with an uncomfortable mouse and they have no choice. As a lefty I have relied on the the use of my right hand for the mouse, and I did not think that I would be able to re-adjust to the left hand, my primary hand. After a few minutes of playing around with the mouse I was hooked. For my hands this mouse was like a therapeutic device. Now I know what I have been missing. The design of the mouse was perfectly crafted to fit comfortably in a left hand and the soft rubber slant for the thumb creates a relaxing cool feeling, reminiscent of the other side of your pillow on a hot night. The wireless is accurate and never have I had to pick up the mouse and slam it to try and get the cursor to adjust to my position. The fact that you can customize your buttons to your liking is a definite plus. This mouse is a great adjustment to any left handed user who has been sucked into the right handed world. I canâ€™t wait to see what comes up next for the demanding left handed market.
Editores note – We also reviewed the right-handed mouse and agreed on all fronts. It was very comfortable but righties tend to not face the same problems with mice over the years, so it was not so much more comfortable than others but still way above average. The overall rating was calculated by weighting Installation as 20%, Features as 40%, and Comfort as 40%.