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03. 11. 2008

Need for speed - new Logitech keyboard and mouse


Over time I've upgraded everything on my desktop -- bumped up the memory, bought a new monitor, treated it to a new back-up system, but I was still hacking away on my old keyboard. So when Logitech sent me the new MX 5000 keyboard-and-mouse combination, it was perfect timing.

I'm still testing it, but here's what I already am addicted to:

- The Bluetooth feature for the keyboard and mouse. The MX 5500 desktops receiver can also be used as a Bluetooth hub, enabling other Bluetooth devices, such as a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or a PDA, to connect to a computer through the hub. The wireless feature allows you to use the MX 5500 Revolution desktop at a distance of up to 30 feet from your PC.

- The built-in LCD screen which shows the time and date, calculator, temperature, website favorites, a keystroke counter, email updates and media information, such as band and song titles.

- With its "MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel," the MX Revolution mouse offers people two modes of navigation; spin the scroll wheel to breeze through long documents and web pages, or set the scroll wheel to click-to-click mode, which allows precision movement through lists, slides or photos. For more efficient searching, the MX Revolution provides "One-Touch Search," which allows you to obtain Internet search results for any word or phrase on a Web page or in a document. Finally, the thumb wheel can be set to launch the Windows Vista Flip 3D feature or to zoom in and out of documents and photos. Did I mention the mouse comes with a rapid-charging stand, saving us a barrel of batteries?

The laser mouse is comfortable, the coated palm rest ergonomically correct, but by far the best feature is the speed - when you get up to speed.

$169 at Logitech, and also available at Amazon.

Posted by Evan    Category: computers | peripherals
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