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Author Topic: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning  (Read 3266 times)

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Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« on: April 07, 2014, 07:51:04 PM »
I have a Logitech Revolution MX Mouse that I no longer need.
logitech-mx-revolution2.jpg

The good:
  • This is the most comfortable, best overall mouse I have ever used, with the most ergonomically enjoyable mouse wheel and side buttons.

The bad:
  • It has a rechargeable battery and will hold a charge for a only few days of heavy use before you have to put it back in it's cradle (if you are adventurous you can find instructions on the web for replacing the unusual battery).  This can be a pain as you can't use the mouse while it's charging.
  • I have noticed a rare occasional behavior where dragging an item with a held down mouse button will release the mouse button (from a web search this seems to be a known thing that logitech sometimes mice do?).
  • The model that replaced this model (Performance MX -- see video comparison) looks and feels cheaper but fixes two issue: The battery in the new models are easily replaceable, and charging is done via a cable that lets you keep using the mouse while charging.

Free to first (supporting or donating or longtime or active) dc member that asks for it.  I will pay shipping but you have to be inside the US to make it worth while.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 08:02:46 PM by mouser »

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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 09:37:01 PM »
If it isn't already spoken for I'd love it!

I'm down to an old wired 2 button scroll mouse at the moment so I'm already looking for an upgrade.
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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 11:47:52 PM »
done, it's yours.

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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 08:32:29 AM »
Thanks! I'll pm you with my address.
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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 09:19:22 AM »
It has a rechargeable battery and will hold a charge for a only few days of heavy use before you have to put it back in it's cradle (if you are adventurous you can find instructions on the web for replacing the unusual battery).  This can be a pain

Yup. Been there and done that when my MX died. (Love that mouse!) It is a MAJOR pain in the ass to replace that battery. And not very cheap to do. :down:

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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2014, 09:28:55 AM »
Actually the batteries can (now) be found on amazon/ebay/etc for $5-$10.

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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2014, 10:29:27 AM »
Yeah I'm not worried about the battery. There are plenty of places to find good ones at a reasonable price.

I just miss having a good ergonomic Logitech mouse. For me the first test for a mouse is whether I can just drop my hand on it and everything is in the right place. Logitech's ergonomic designs are the only ones that ever seem to pass that test.
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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2014, 11:08:37 AM »
Actually the batteries can (now) be found on amazon/ebay/etc for $5-$10.

Thats good. Mine set me back $18 plus shipping about 14-16 months ago when I shopped for one.  :tellme:

Still worth it though. It's a very nice mouse.

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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2014, 11:13:46 AM »
I just miss having a good ergonomic Logitech mouse. For me the first test for a mouse is whether I can just drop my hand on it and everything is in the right place. Logitech's ergonomic designs are the only ones that ever seem to pass that test.

In that case you should be very happy with this rodent. One of the best Logitech ever made IMO. And they've had a lot of good models over the years.  :up:

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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014, 08:53:37 PM »
I just miss having a good ergonomic Logitech mouse. For me the first test for a mouse is whether I can just drop my hand on it and everything is in the right place. Logitech's ergonomic designs are the only ones that ever seem to pass that test.

In that case you should be very happy with this rodent. One of the best Logitech ever made IMO. And they've had a lot of good models over the years.  :up:

I got that impression from looking at it.
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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2014, 09:23:22 PM »
oooo...you got the newer MX.  Nice.  I've been wanting one. 

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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2014, 09:41:17 PM »
The back+forward buttons (which i use a lot) on the new MX are not as convenient as the ones on the revolution, but otherwise it's a very similar experience.

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Re: Logitech Revolution MX Mouse - Spring Cleaning
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2014, 10:09:34 PM »
I love my G700. It's the 'spiritual' successor to the MX with a high DPI suitable for gaming and more buttons than you can shake a stick at.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that a search on the net will yield you a fix for that flaky mouse button if I remember correctly.