Definitely not your average mouse. Works well with Windows 8, although it took some experimenting to find finger motions that worked consistently. After a while, it felt completely natural and I stopped thinking about it.
I thought these were pretty cool looking when the came out last year, but the price was kind of high. Picked it up on sale for $25, it's pretty good. Nice and light, cordless, comfortable and a good set of touch gestures. The software is easy to use too.
The software gives a decent amount of customization, I do wish I could swap the direction I swipe my finger in to scroll up and down (invert it I guess).
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Cons Atrocious touch detection and response time Touch surface area slightly too small Inertia scroll is a joke Impossible to scroll smoothly Poor click feel Limited configuration options
Summary Testing on Win 7 with latest drivers.
Absolute failure. This is a half-baked, half-working product.
The touch surface only extends to the top 2/3 of the mouse and has an abrupt cut-off point. No big deal, you say? Well some gestures require you tap/double tap the middle of the touch surface without clicking. Most of the time this doesn't work because as you hold the mouse you tend to tap right at/below the cutoff point, so the gestures don't register.
The mouse is terrible at registering touch. About 1/3 of the time, it never registers the touch gesture at all. It NEVER registers 2-finger touch/gestures unless you are very slow and deliberate.
When it does register touch, there is a good half-second lag time / response time, making the scrolling difficult to control and/or making you unsure it it worked, result, you keep trying again and again or pausing to let it "catch up"
Inertial scrolling is crap, very jumpy and inconsistent.
Gestures configs are useless. I wanted to set up sideways scrolling using one finger, and browser back/fwd using two fingers... NOPE! You can only use the 1-finger swipe gesture and it's either/or!
Icing on the cake? The click is too low-effort. The top shell is what clicks (no real buttons) and the pivot is too far back, so you find yourself clicking sometimes when you're just readjusting your mouse grip.
Long story short: Logitech tried to copy Apple's "Magic Mouse", which is a bluetooth touch mouse, and failed miserably. Between the mouse being god-awful and the OS (win7) clearly not being designed for gestures, this is a zero-star product.
Had I paid full price, I would have been raging. At the price I paid, return shipping/restocking fee isn't even worth the effort, so this mouse if going into the trash.
Pros Convenient, lightweight, and reliable. Has an on-off switch to conserve batteries.
Cons Receiver is tiny and easy to misplace.
Summary Definitely not your average mouse. Works well with Windows 8, although it took some experimenting to find finger motions that worked consistently. After a while, it felt completely natural and I stopped thinking about it.
Pros Light, responsive, comfortable, has touch, software is easy to use.Good price at $25-$35.
Cons Non sale/MSRP price is way too high at $70. You can just get an Apple Magic mouse at that price that uses more premium Glass/Aluminum materials.
Summary I thought these were pretty cool looking when the came out last year, but the price was kind of high. Picked it up on sale for $25, it's pretty good. Nice and light, cordless, comfortable and a good set of touch gestures. The software is easy to use too. The software gives a decent amount of customization, I do wish I could swap the direction I swipe my finger in to scroll up and down (invert it I guess). For $25-$35 I would definitely recommend this mouse for non gaming Windows 8 use. When it comes to the non sale price/standard MSRP, I feel the $70 price tag is WAY to high considering you can get an Apple Magic Mouse for that price (you'd need a blue tooth adapter for that if you don't have one, but it's only about $10). The magic mouse has a glass surface and aluminum body which feels much more premium for the price, VS logitech's full plastic design. The magic mouse also seems to be a bit smother on the touch gestures. Again though, $25-$35ish is a good price for this mouse.
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