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Logitech VX Nano cordless mouse for notebooks: Actually works well with Mac


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#1 of 4 Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 24 2007 - 09:39 PM

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Having just bought the Logitech MX Revolution mouse for my Mac
Pro, I was sort of sceptical about buying the VX Nano for my
Macbook Pro notebook.

I had some very negative issues about Mac support with the Logitech
MX. Many of the functions (including search and advanced scrolling)
would not work on the desktop.

I went ahead anyway and purchased the VX Nano for my Macbook Pro.
When it arrived, I was pleased to find that it was quite compact
and very comfortable in my hand. This didn't look anything like
the cheaply made notebook mice I had used in the past.

Though the box does indicate that this mouse is Mac OS X compliant,
one would not know it by the software provided. As is always the
case with Logitech product, the CD that is provided in the package
only includes Windows drivers. Mac users (who Logitech doesn't like)
have to go through their website to find the Logitech Control Center
installation file.

The best part of this mouse is its tiny USB receiver. What has
been claimed by Logitech is actually true -- you plug it in your
USB port and forget about it. The USB hub becomes almost invisible
after installed. The mouse runs on two "AAA
The mouse works wonderfully on my Macbook Pro. I was actually able
to go into the Logitech Control Center and assign it specific search
functions. I press a button and GOOGLE or YAHOO search comes up. I
can also program it if I wish to bring up FINDER.

I found the mouse to be very responsive on an ordinary tabletop
taking away the need to have a mouse pad. The scroll wheel works
extremely well. A simple roll of the wheel can get you from top
to bottom of page in seconds. Also a huge plus is the fact that
this mouse automatically powers itself off when not in use.

The only thing missing here is a travel pouch. For some reason I
had thought one would be included. Despite the fact there was none,
I was able to neatly pack the mouse in my laptop bag.

I have owned a wide array of Logitech products including their
top-of-the line keyboards, webcams and mice. None of them have
worked perfectly with Mac. Logitech is just not a mac-friendly
company. This is the very first product I have bought from them
that actually works perfectly under OS X.

I highly recommend the Logitech VX Nano for anyone that wishes
to ditch their trackpad for the comfort of a mouse.

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#2 of 4 McPaul

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Posted August 25 2007 - 07:09 AM

Ron, one of the issues I'm having with my VX Revolution (not nano) is that when I'm turning the mouse ON (after leaving it off for the night to conserve batteries), sometimes I would get a grey screen overtake my MBP that said I needed to shut down the computer and restart. There is no explanation for this.

Do you experience this with your nano and MBP, Ron?

#3 of 4 Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 25 2007 - 08:14 AM

Paul,

Not as of yet. I hope that issue gets worked out on your end.

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#4 of 4 DaveF

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Posted August 25 2007 - 10:37 AM

Do you know the operating frequency (2.4 GHz)? And how does it feel?

Do your wireless mice have the same responsiveness as wired mice?

The Microsoft Mouse I tried, which operated at 28 MHz I think, moused well but it lost clicks. I had to use a longer than normal mouse click to get them to register at times. It just felt off. I've been wary of getting a wireless mouse since.

I'm looking at a couple of 2.4 GHz mice, hoping they'll be better. But, maybe it will be worse, with all the 2.4 GHz devices around here. Posted Image