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Aug 26, 2001
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Logitech Mice Choices

Those of us who are still without a l33tHax0r Logitech mouse...

what's the best deal:

FS - MX900 for $50
FS - MX500 for $30
Dangeo.com - MX Duo (MX700+some random cordless kb) for $74
- Or $63 at <a href=../autolink/redirectpage.php?linkid=150 target=_blank>TigerDirect</a> (thanks loho33)

anything else?
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Dec 18, 2004
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MX duo at <a href=../autolink/redirectpage.php?linkid=150 target=_blank>Tigerdirect</a> is $62
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Oct 24, 2004
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too bad you missed the $50 LX700 Mouse/Keyboard combo. but thats ok, so did i.
I own the MX Duo and i love it, but i haven't tried any other logitech mouses, so i dont know. i am sure you can't go wrong with any of them though, just make sure you get a mouse that comes with a charger, then you don't have to waste money on batteries.
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I was under the impression that the mouse in the LX700 combo was inferior to any of the MX-class mice. Since the mouse is most important to me... i didn't want to even consider that.
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Aug 11, 2004
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mx500 for only $20 is online only or is there any in store?
thanks
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The MX500 is the corded version right?

In that case I'd spend the extra money on the MX900. I love cordless mice. And finally with the MX900 I don't have to worry about batteries dieing within weeks of installing them.

Although the only downisde to these mice is that they are fairly large.
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mx900 sounds like an interesting "novelty"... not sure what the point of it is, though, since i don't have any bluetooth devices. right now i guess i'm trying to decide between that and the logitech MX duo from Tiger for $63 + $10 shipping.

unfortunately it's already sold out.. hope FS gets a new shipment in tomorrow (yeah right)
mx500 for only $20 is online only or is there any in store?
typo i guess... it's actually 30. for $30, an mx500 is not worth it imho.
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konfusion666 wrote:Those of us who are still without a l33tHax0r Logitech mouse...

what's the best deal:

FS - MX900 for $50
FS - MX500 for $30
Dangeo.com - MX Duo (MX700+some random cordless kb) for $74
- Or $63 at <a href=../autolink/redirectpage.php?linkid=150 target=_blank>TigerDirect</a> (thanks loho33)

anything else?
pick the mouse based on comfort! knowing you will be mousing alot...
"When operating the viewfinder diopter control with your eye to the viewfinder, care should be taken not to put your finger in your eye accidentally."
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Mar 9, 2004
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akito925 wrote:pick the mouse based on comfort! knowing you will be mousing alot...
All three mice have the same shape and buttons (and optical sensor, afiak) - the only difference is connectivity - cord/RF/BT.

If you have other BT devices, the MX900 is also a cheap way to get a BT access point for your PC.
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Carnage wrote:The MX500 is the corded version right?

In that case I'd spend the extra money on the MX900. I love cordless mice. And finally with the MX900 I don't have to worry about batteries dieing within weeks of installing them.

Although the only downisde to these mice is that they are fairly large.
The MX 900 batteries still die in 3 days like the MX 700. Only difference is that the MX 900 uses BT (and is slower because of that).

The MX 1000 is the one with the Li-On
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crimsona wrote:The MX 900 batteries still die in 3 days like the MX 700.
Though I always leave it in the charging base when not using it.

So the batteries never die on my unless I forget to charge it a few times.
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someone pointed out that the "refresh rate" on the mx900 is only 85Hz. I checked the net and found 1 review which said the same thing. whereas the other MX-mice have the standard USB refresh rate of 125Hz. worth considering if you are a gamer.
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The MXDUO includes the same MX700 mouse as you can buy separately. The exact same mouse. And it is, IMHO, the first cordless mouse I have ever used that was up to corded standards for gaming. It's the perfect mouse as long as you like the shape for your hand. Who cares if the batteries only last 3 days. You recharge them by putting the mouse in it's cradle, no need to switch batteries and recharge them separately. I stick the mouse back in the cradle every evening and I have never had to worry about them running out.

I still suggest this mouse (and especially the MX DUO if you can get it for a good proce) to anyone who asks.
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Don't know how much some of you are "mousing", but my MX700 batteries lasted about a week before I have to recharge when I first got the MX Duo (about a year ago). Now the battery life is down to around 4-5 days.
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Jul 1, 2003
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Still wondering if I should open the box up or not-
anyone else know if this mouse if worth keeping
I am about to start into my winter gaming mode and need something good!
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Dec 31, 2001
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I have MX500, MX510, MX700, MX1000.

MX510 has best tracking ability.
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Jesse wrote:Still wondering if I should open the box up or not-
anyone else know if this mouse if worth keeping
I am about to start into my winter gaming mode and need something good!
I haven't used the MX900 but i thought that bluetooth's nature was to be a slow and reliable protocol. It just seems wrong to use it for a gaming mouse. But maybe it's still fast enough.
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Nov 26, 2003
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I have both MX510, and MX900 already.

for gaming the MX510 KILLS the mx900 by a mile...

You can tell right away in games like halflife 2 and doom 3....the mx900 is jumpy, and u can see the screen stutter when u pan left and right...the mx510 is 1000x smoother and more accurate when playing.

even on 2d simple stuff like windows...just moving the mousepointer as slow as possible across the screen, u can see the mousepointer on the mx900 stutter, and watch your pointer hop along ever so slightly in like 2-5 pixel increments, while the mx510 just glides smoothly in 1 pixel increments.

basically i use the mx900 for everyday use, and mx510 when i need to game. both are plugged in all the time.
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Oct 2, 2004
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I've gone from a crappy Logitech basic optical mouse to the MX500 to the MX510. I game quite a bit (FPS mostly, games like CoD:UO, HL2, etc). The MX510 is by far your best bet if you need that precision and response time. Even the difference between the 500 and 510 is fairly dramatic, and I've never looked back.
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Jul 22, 2004
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all mx500 after 2003.10. xx have the same sensor as mx510, i have 2 mx500 and mx duo, have mx500 for gaming and duo for online work etc.

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