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NewsForge: Review: Logitech Wheel Mouse Optical

Jan 06, 2001, 16:07 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Field)

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"When picking your mouse and keyboard, personal preference and comfort have to take precedence over any whiz-bang features. Most serious computer users use their mice and keyboards quite a bit during the course of a workday, or when at home, and as such they need devices that will be comfortable being used a long time. Microsoft, while not exactly popular with the Open Source crowd, makes some of the most popular input devices out there. However, there are cheaper alternatives that are just as good, if not better."

"The Logitech Wheel Mouse Optical is the latest in Logitech's long line of mice and trackballs. Logitech is the other big name in input devices, and for good reason, because the company offers a wide range of input devices designed to the fit the need of every user, from the gamer (with its line of gamepads and joysticks) to the everyday home user with its keyboards, mice and speakers. Logitech's latest mouse is a two-button wheel mouse priced at $29.99 at most stores."

"The Logitech Wheel Mouse is a nice optical mouse, and an excellent alternative to Microsoft's line of mice. However, as I've said, mice should be chosen based on individual preferences. For a school, the Logitech is a nice option because it can be had for $25 or less, and it eliminates the all-to-common problem in high schools of disappearing mouse balls. For businesses with hundreds of machines, such a low-priced mouse with low maintenance can be a blessing. Overall, the Wheel Mouse provides all the functionality the average user needs, and does so comfortably for a low cost. It can be found on Pricewatch for as low as $18."

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