Logitech Cordless MX700 Mouse
By Joel Shore
people canít be bothered replacing the mouse that came with their PC.
They think itís good enough. Theyíd be wrong.
Logitechís MX700 mouse is about the coolest youíll ever use. First,
itís cordless. That means no more wire to get caught on the keyboard,
or speakers. If youíve never used a cordless mouse, prepare to be set
free. Second, this baby doesnít eat a steady diet of AA alkaline
batteries. Itís much better than that: the MX700 is rechargeable. So
forget about buying batteries by the trainload.
So what to do with your old mouse? Hang it from next yearís
Christmas tree as an ornament. Thatís about all itís probably good for
The base unit serves
three purposes. Itís the receiver that connects to the PC and
receives the signals transmitted by the mouse. Itís a handy storage
garage. And its where you place the mouse nightly to recharge its internal
batteries. Each charge cycle lasts for weeks, but park it here
nightly and youíll never run out of power.
The MX700 is great on several different
First, itís wireless. If youíve never
used a cordless mouse before, you have no idea what youíre missing.
The cord on my old mouse used to get tangled, on speakers, underneath
my desk, on stuff Iíd have lying beside my monitor, and more. I was
constantly pulling on the stuck cord to free it up and create some
slack. What a pain! And even when the cord wasnít caught on something,
it just always seemed to be in the way. No more.
Second, is the pleasure of rechargeable
batteries. My first cordless mouse (also from Logitech) ran on two AA
batteries. Even though I was told that they should last for weeks, I
was replacing the batteries weekly. It wasnít pretty and it was
getting very expensive. Thatís not the case with the MX700. As long as
I remember to park it in the recharging station every night, I donít
run out of power.
The stylish base
station connects to an available USB port on your PC. With the
included adapter, you can plug it into the round PS/2 mouse port
Third, is the phenomenal accuracy and response of the MX700.
Thereís never any lag between moving the mouse and seeing the cursor
move on the screen. Engineered for advanced precision and
control, the MX700 mouse incorporates
a new benchmark in optical performance called the MX Optical Engine. A
revolutionary 800 dpi sensor captures 5.3 megapixels every second to
give you instant response to even your fastest movements. Thatís 800
dots per inch, a significantly higher resolution than the 600 dpi
laser printer you have sitting in your office.
Performance is boosted again with Fast RF
(radio frequency) technology, that gives you the responsiveness of a
corded connection, but without a cord. In other words, thereís no lag
between your hand movement and the corresponding cursor movement on
We could go on and on about the advanced technology that Logitech
has built into its cordless MX700 mouse. But do you really care about
any of that? Nah. Whatís important is that the MX700 is comfortable,
cordless, accurate, and responsive. Whether youíre Web surfing,
navigating a financial spreadsheet, or playing some cool new game, you
wonít find a better pointing device.<