By Ian Chiu
OhMice… Logitech is never tired of them. Of course, how could someone stop making mice when the company is milking billions of profits? Here’s yet another mouse called MX Revolution… but this time, for professionals (no, not Johnathan Wendel-type). Instead of fragging, the MX is designed with a free-spin wheel that can traverse hundreds of pages in a single flick or scrolling 10,000 rows in Excel. To avoid flying way past, the wheel can stop at an instant by tapping it. I don’t know who may want this unless your job requires you to stuck in front of a PC 40 hrs a week.
In free-wheel mode the scroll wheel can spin for up to seven seconds according to Logitech. In my testing of the mouse I saw longer spin times than that, up to ten seconds at a time was not uncommon at all. That allows me to plow through long pages scanning for specific content. I found it great to use on eBay and a spectacular way to move through long Excel documents. The super fast scrolling is very easy to stop as well, simply place your finger on it and it stops on a dime.
Logitech made the MX Revolution smart; it can change the scroll mode on-the-fly depending on what it sees as the correct mode for the task at hand. It does a pretty good job of it too. If you are scrolling slowly and little at a time it leaves itself in click mode, however, start scrolling faster and the wheel will automatically change to free-wheel mode.
[Logitech MX Revolution Review @ Everything USB]