… the Logitech MX Revolution, that is.
Wow, it’s nice! The first reaction I had after installing and charging it was that it feels like it is floating on my desk (my Apple Bluetooth mouse was running a bit heavy for my liking). It runs so smoothly. I love it.
It offers an impressive list of features that confer benefits on demanding users:
- Scrolling that senses whether you want to go fast through a document, or slow through a list.
- Quick shifting between applications or documents. Just a flick of the ol’ thumb and you’re done.
- One-touch search … and you get to choose your search engine.
- Rechargeable battery, along with a visual indicator on the mouse of battery level.
- Precision control and movement via the laser engine.
The CD-ROM in the retail packaging only includes the drivers for Windows variants (mutants?), so a quick visit up to the Logitech web site and after a 12 MB download, I had the Logitech Control Center for Mac OS X. Installation went flawlessly, although I hate having to reboot my machine after installing new software. Grrr.
Note that due to its molded shape, if you want a mouse that will work with either hand, this isn’t the one for you.