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Logitech M505 Silver 3 Buttons Tilt Wheel Wireless Laser Mouse
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Pretty Good For a Budget Wireless Mouse 05/18/2011

This review is from: Logitech M505 Silver 3 Buttons Tilt Wheel Wireless Laser Mouse

Pros: This is a sleek mouse with comfortable rubber grips on the side. The two primary buttons and the side-to-side gestures of the mouse wheel have just the right amount of resistance. The mouse wheel scrolls nicely with a small notching response. The rubber feet on the bottom allow the mouse to slide smoothly across most surfaces. The precision laser works exceptionally well on most surfaces. Battery life is outstanding: the included batteries lasted well over a year. The discrete little USB receiver is non-obstructive and unobtrusive; there's even a little place to store it inside the mouse if you need to pull it out.

Cons: The mouse's third button, by pressing the mouse wheel, has far too much resistance, making it very difficult to press without accidentally tilting it to the side and causing a gesture. The rubber feet on the bottom are applied with relatively poor adhesive that will ultimately break down, causing the feet to come loose and begin to shift if not come off entirely.

Other Thoughts: This mouse is relatively small with a decent amount of weight added by the batteries. This mouse may not be ideal for people with bigger hands or that prefer lighter mice.

I have been having an issue with my mouse cutting out lately. I've tried many different things and I think I've narrowed it down to being a surface problem. The curious thing is that this problem only started recently, but I've been using the same surface (an Intuos 2 Platinum Wacom Tablet) as a mouse pad since before I got it (I bought this mouse to replace the Wacom mouse which had the left button fail). I cannot really explain what's going on, but if I hold the mouse against the wall or use it on the surface of my desk it does run flawlessly. Just thought I'd put that out there.

Overall quality rating: 7/10 (3.5 Eggs).

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Asus VH238H Black 23
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Huge 23" (58.42 cm) view area with minimal 3/4" (1.905 cm) borders.
-Native 1920x1080 progressive widescreen HD resolution.
-Full widescreen and optional 4:3 partial screen support for non-widescreen resolutions.
-Good viewing angles. Colors begin to dull at around a 45-degree angle, but the screen is still very crisp nearing 80-degrees off-center.
-Anti-glare screen doesn't dull visuals.
-Brightness is outstanding (expect to turn it down to at least 50%).
-Colors are vibrant and blacks and whites look great.
-Instant video response makes this monitor ideal for multimedia and video games requiring timing.
-Pixel response time of 2 ms means no blur or ghosting during motion.
-Lots of connection options (VGA, DVI, and HDMI) and one-touch swapping between them.
-Will use any viable video source with a proper connector.
-Stereo input jack, stereo headphone/output jack, S/PDIF out.
-Instant button access to volume, brightness, and preset themes.
-Value: loaded monitor, reasona

Cons: -Input calibration time is slow, often as much as 5 seconds.
-Maximum of 1920x1080 resolution for a 23" screen.
-Stand doesn't hold the monitor tightly, allowing the screen to wobble a bit (can be fixed with a little ingenuity).
-Monitor top is beveled towards the front instead of flat, possibly interfering with some webcam mounts.
-Glossy piano-black finish easily shows fingerprints, smudges, and dust.
-OSD buttons are difficult to press without support behind the screen and their order is a bit wonky, but not too hard to get used to. Orange power button is a bit of an anomaly.
-No HDMI cable included.
-Cables are fairly short. Power cord and audio cable are 5' (152.4 cm) each, tip to tip. VGA and DVI cables are 4' 10" (147.32 cm) each, tip to tip.

Other Thoughts: -Maximum refresh rate of 75Hz.
-Known supported resolutions: 1920x1080 60Hz, 1280x1024 60~75Hz, 1152x864 60~75Hz, 1024x768 60~75Hz, 800x600 60~75Hz, 640x480 60~75Hz (there may be more).
-Text is nice and sharp at native resolution with standard smoothing, but can lose some of its edge in lower resolutions or clear type smoothing.
-Built-in speakers are decent for monitor speakers (high treble, low bass) and pass in a pinch. They are located inside the heat vent along the top-back area, just slightly muffling sound toward the front of the monitor (sounds normal from behind).
-Blue LED: power on.
-Orange LED: standby mode.
-LED off: power off.
-OSD is fairly explanatory, but probably could have done with a simplification.
-Quick start guide covers 31 separate languages, but doesn't really say anything most people wouldn't already know.
-Energy Star 5.0 compliant (energy consumption is low).

-Personal quality rating: 9 out of 10 (4.5 eggs). I would definitely recommend this mo

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Display Name: Tracy F.

Date Joined: 03/07/11

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 03/21/11
  • Last Review: 05/18/11
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