Logitech Performance MX

Basic Specs

OS compatibility OS X, Windows
Wireless connection RF
Wired connection USB
Programmable buttons 9
Tracking type Laser

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Color Black / Grey
OS compatibility OS X, Windows
Portable Yes

Mouse

Wireless Yes
Wireless connection RF
Wired connection USB
Programmable buttons 9
Tracking type Laser
Scroll wheel / ball 1
Sensitivity adjustment Yes
Ergonomic Yes

Battery

Name AA
Built-in rechargeable Yes
Removable Yes

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8.8

Average User Review

of 5 total reviews
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  • Design 9
  • Features 9
  • Performance 7
  • Software 7
  • Battery Life 9

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by TristanSchaaf (Currently owns)

    Let me first say on how I got this mouse. I started with the MX5500 + revolution pack, but the battery was totally dead of the revolution (after 3 years of intense/daily use), so I mailed logitech with a picture of the mouse, and within 3 days the performance was here for me.

    The mouse feels incredible, it's weight is also close to perfect, it has been a perfect performance on almost every surface (except a stupid wooden table with different heights every few inch or so).
    The buttons are very well done, a back and forward option (which is don't want to lose), a thumb button which is easy to press, but putting your thumb on it won't trigger it, and of course the scroll "unlock" button which makes scrolling in large text easy. I never use the scroll bar ever again.
    The only problem lies with the fact you cannot use the mouse without the receiver, and it is (miro)USB charged, but plugging in the USB charger in your computer won't make the mouse work.

    Although the minuscule receiver has a long range, never gone out of the range, you do realize it can be a problem. While with day-to-day work as a programmer, designer and video/audio editor I can easily get a superb performance with the receiver a few feet away. But when playing skyrim, somehow I got a lot of mouse lag, after a month of trial and error I figured that the receiver was the problem, and had to get it next to my keyboard. This is not a real problem though because logitech gives you an extend USB cable.

    The software that comes with it served me no problems, but it could be a lot more then a the basic pack it is.
    Battery Life is for my experience very VERY good, I never use the off switch at the bottom, and it serves me well for at least 3 weeks before getting the 10 day notice the battery might be a little low.

    Overall, a great mouse, worth the penny. Never hurts my hands (even after a 20 hours work on it in 1 row), it is easily transportable with a laptop bag and the receiver does it's work. Also it does work on every surface you can glide your mouse over. Only problem is, the microUSB port does not allow you to use the mouse without receiver.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Ocelotty (Currently owns)

    This is the nicest & most ergonomic mouse I have ever owned. It feels like Logitech took my hand for a template. It is only let down by the terrible battery life - but I don't care about that and (indeed) I am using one right now
    The mouse is responsive as hell, has the unified Logitech wireless dongle with quite an impressive range. I whole heartedly recommend this mouse

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Dante D'Orazio (Currently owns)

    I'm probably going to have to say a lot here to convince most of you that a mouse with a $99.99 MSRP (you can find it for $70 nowadays) is worth buying. Sure, the gamers among us know that what you spend on your mouse is going to pay off, but honestly, it's not just gamers that need to demand performance out of a tool that you're going to use all day.

    I know some people have been intimidated by this mouse — it's big and, unlike most mice, it's not ambidextrous. After you start using the Performance MX you'll see everything about it is designed to make it a natural tool for helping you interface with your computer. Even after a full day of use my hands never hurt, and there're just enough buttons here to help you get what you need done without getting in your way. In addition to left, right, and middle-click buttons, there are customizable up and down buttons on the left edge, under which a "zoom" button is hidden. Lastly, there's a button integrated into the rubber thumb rest that by default performs a mission control-esque function on PCs with Logitech's (sub-par) Setpoint software.

    As my co-worker William says in <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/2/2677748/user-review-logitech-performance-mx-reviewed-by-williamsavona">his review</a>, scrolling behavior in OS X is not what it should be, though the third-party Steermouse app does let you customize things a bit and hopefully you'll be able to hone in the speed and acceleration you're looking for.

    Lastly, something that's pretty easy to gloss over when you're looking into this mouse is that it's charged over the now-ubiquitous micro USB connector, which means you'll be able to keep on using the mouse after its user-replaceable rechargeable battery dies.

    tl;dr: Unless you're a gamer with really specific needs, buy this mouse! It's fantastic.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by kweazy (Currently owns)

    Before this mouse I was using the Logitech MX 518. It was a great wired gaming mouse and after 3 years of owning it, it is still just a great as when I bought it. The reason I wanted a new mouse is because I had just built a new Sandy Bridge machine, and I wanted to get rid of almost all of my wires with the new rig. After reading hundreds of reviews I finally found the wireless mouse for me.

    Look and Feel:
    This thing really looks great. It fits my hand perfectly. It might be a bit big for the smaller handed individuals but for me its perfect. It glides on my glass desk and really compliments my Logitech K800 keyboard.

    Performance:
    This mouse performs rather well for any task I throw at it. The adjustable scroll wheel is great, and I have never blazed through documents so fast. I have changed the zoom button to act as a middle click since it can sometimes be difficult on the scroll wheel. The expose feature is more for adding more bells and whistles I believe. I can see how some users will love it and other (like myself) will forget its even there. I do wish the battery indicator would tell me its status more often. Speaking of the battery, this thing holds a charge pretty well. I will say I wish it was a bit more, but I am just being picky. I only have to worry about charging it I would say every 9 days. The tracking is perfect. Smooth and precise. I did have some problems with this mouse tracking on glass. It only works for me if the receiver is pretty close (within 6-8 inches) and the battery is above 25%. It will be a bit hit and miss if I don't hit this criteria, but its not hard to achieve. The unifying receiver is also a really nice touch and only took downloading one more driver to work.

    The Package:
    I normally wouldn't include this in a review, but logitech did a great job in this aspect. They include all necessary cables, a wall charger, and even a little leather bag to keep it all in. Premium product at a good price.

    Conclusion:
    This is the best wireless mouse on the market for desktop use. It has great tracking, great look and feel, and many great features. If you are looking for a great wireless mouse for the home or office, THIS is the mouse to get.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by William Savona (Currently owns)

    This mouse had a lot to live up to. I owned its predecessor, the Logitech MX Revolution, and loved it. I only replaced it with the Performance MX because the rechargeable battery of the older model was on its last cycle and wasn't user replaceable. With the removal of the thumb wheel and automatic scroll wheel gear adjustment system I had doubts that Logitech had actually improved rather than deprecated, as they often do, a great mouse for people who spend all day using one. After using for just one day I knew I had somehow found a superior mouse to the Revolution MX I was reluctantly replacing.

    I quickly realized that the old automatic way of changing between a ratcheting scroll movement and a smooth scroll movement was more of a practice in patience than a useful feature. With Performance MX there is a selector button below the scroll wheel that allows you to toggle between these two modes. I find now that I just leave it on the racketed movement style 99% of the time, using the smooth movement for time when I need more precision over my scrolling.

    Speaking of scrolling, it's important to note that Logitech still insists on making software drivers for their mice that overrides Mac OS X's stellar scrolling algorithms causing erratic behavior in programs that are likely to have very long lists (iTunes, iPhoto, etc.) I found a program that fixes this issue while retaining all the programability of the mouse called SteerMouse.

    What I think is the biggest improvement on the Performance MX mouse is the change to USB for charging instead of a cradle that renders the mouse useless while charging. The battery doesn't last as long now that it's a user replaceable AA rechargeable but that I can use the mouse while it's charging and replace the battery when it gets older are huge wins for me.

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