Logisys Wireless 800/1600 DPI Switchable Mouse ReviewIndybird - August 25, 2010
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When it comes to a mouse, design and features are only half the game. Real world performance with mice depends on tracking speed, comfort, tracking precision, and customizability. All five test mice have been used for a minimum of one day for various tasks ranging from Internet browsing to photo-editing. Each mouse is rated on a 10 point scale, with 10 being the most desirable.
- Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
- Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P
- Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD USB3
- Memory: Mushkin Blackline 996782 PC3 12800 2x2GB
- Video Card: Palit Geforce GTX 260
- Power Supply: OCZ 700W Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 750GB SATA
- Optical Drive: Lite-on DVD-RW SATA
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit
- Basic Logitech Mouse
- Basic Microsoft Mouse
- Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
- Logitech MX-1100
To start, we’ll be testing the pure mouse speed with the Windows “sensitivity” set at its mid-point. The Logisys Wireless Mouse fares decently well here with the 800DPI setting level against the lower end mice and the 1600DPI setting level against the mid-range mice.
Next up is the comfort test. It should be noted that I have average sized hands, neither small or large. Here, the Logisys does not perform quite as well. I ran into two issues while using this mouse. The first and most noticeable is that there is absolutely nowhere to place your ring and pinky finger - you end up bunching them on top of each other on the right side of the mouse. The second concern is the severe lack of hand support. There is only enough room to rest your fingers on here, and though less hand support is to be expected of a smaller mouse, it is still a comfort concern.
A mouse’s precision is determined by how accurately you can aim the mouse where you need. I test this out with some light photo-editing, some flash games, and of course standard computer use. I found the Logisys Wireless Mouse’s tracking accuracy to be mildly acceptable. It was good enough for day-to-day tasks like web browsing, but when it came down to high-precision tasks, I found it to be a little lacking on both DPI settings.
Lastly, we take a look at the customizability of the mouse. This is the mouse’s capability to adjust features (both hardware and software) to better accommodate the user’s needs/preferences. There is not a lot of customization to be done on the Logisys, but adjustable DPI and the different scroll wheel modes add a small level of customization.