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Duane B.

Duane B.

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Most Favorable Review

This is by far my favorite mouse

Logitech M705 910-001935 Black 7 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Optical 1000 dpi Marathon Mouse
Logitech M705 910-001935 Black 7 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Optical 1000 dpi Marathon Mouse

Pros: Long battery life. Using the batteries that came with the mouse it has worked well over long ranges for around 3 years now. Just this morning the left click button stopped working, so I booted up windows to see what it said my battery life was like. To my surprise it said it was low, but had about 216 days left. All of the other buttons on the mouse worked including the left, middle, scroll, forward, back, and thumb. The mouse itself worked perfectly fine. I'm not sure if this indicates something is wrong with my left mouse button or not. I should mention that I use the mouse for around 9 hours per day and shut it off when I leave work. I've been very happy with the range. I routinely use the mouse 15+ feet away from the receiver and never experience issues because of that. I also appreciate the frictionless scrolling which can be switched to normal mode when you need finer controls. I wasn't expecting the thumb button, but I have really enjoyed the expose like shortcut for windows and I use the button in a similar way in Linux. This mouse works very well under linux. I rarely use windows so having a mouse that can just plug and play with whatever OS is really handy.

Cons: Logitech does not provide any software support for Linux. This includes the unifying software. This generally means that you cannot change which mouse works with which unifying receiver. However, if a compiler doesn't scare you there are some tools out there that will help you get your Unifying receiver paired with the mouse including the following: http://th0th.me/log/pairing-logitech-unifying-devices-on-gnulinux/ My left click should not have stopped working when the software says I have 216 days left of battery life. When it estimates battery life a test should find out at least whether or not all of its functions are working properly.

Overall Review: Overall, this is the best mouse I have ever purchased. I used to love the Microsoft intellimouse explorer 2.0, but now I have purchased two of these and it is what I recommend for anyone that can appreciate the ridiculously long battery life and frictionless scrolling.

12/21/2012
Most Critical Review

Good cheap card, bad manufacturer support

Rosewill RNX-N600PCE - Dual Band Wireless N600 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b / 11g / 11n, Up to 300 Mbps (5.0 GHz) + 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) Data Rates, PCI E Interface, 2 High Power Dual Band Antennas
Rosewill RNX-N600PCE - Dual Band Wireless N600 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b / 11g / 11n, Up to 300 Mbps (5.0 GHz) + 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) Data Rates, PCI E Interface, 2 High Power Dual Band Antennas

Pros: Cheap, Fast, Small. Comes with shorter low profile bracket. Works with Windows 8 64-bit with some work.

Cons: Manufacturer website does not have drivers. Included driver CD does not work in windows 8. Manufacturer of the chipset does not list drivers for this chipset. Manufacturers website has little information about the product and even has no product image on the product page. (at the time of this review anyway)

Overall Review: Asus PCE-n53 drivers work great(that card is based on the same chipset). http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Adapters/PCEN53/#download

12/13/2012