Lognetmedia ML-903 ICON 2000DPI Laser Mousehardnrg - March 26, 2007
This mouse packed light and arrived without a manual or any software/driver CD. A bit odd, I thought at first, but then again I don't use the Logitech drivers or software for my Logitech MX518 mouse. I can't remember actually reading a manual either. If you think about it, do you really need a manual or software for any mouse? It's not as if it has loads of extra multimedia buttons that some keyboards have.
So, to install it, you simply connect it to a free USB port and it is installed as a HID-compliant input device. If you take a look at the Device Manager you can see these types of devices listed under Human Interface Devices. For comparison, here is my Logitech MX518:
The Logitech MX518 simply uses the built-in Microsoft drivers.
And here is the Lognetmedia ML-903. Notice it uses the Microsoft laser mouse driver and needs no additional drivers or software. A simple approach to adding input hardware, and really how I think it should be for all mice.
The specs on the box are very terse and to-the-point. They inform you of all the relevant ratings and abilities, but I think some of the acronyms should be expanded or explained with a feature-benefit note next to them or listed underneath. An example is the "FPS: 7080" detail. What does this mean? I assume it means a sampling rate of 7080 frames per second, but how does that work together with the Mouse Rate of 500 Hz? It's not entirely clear and I think if a specification is going to be listed on the box (highlighted in red, so obviously a main selling point) it should be made more obvious what the feature provides to the user.
Sensor: Agilent ADNS-6010 (6.4 Mpix/sec - laser)
Always On: Yes
CPI: 2000 (400>800>1600>2000)
Mouse Rate: 500Hz (2ms)
Max. speed: 114cm/sec (45IPS)
Feet: 4x SPEEDFIRE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)
Click: Quick Click Technology*
Buttons: 2+1 (2 additional ones to increase/decrease CPI on the fly)
Shape: Ergonomic (for right-handed users)
Warranty: 2 years
* Quick Click Technology empowers a user to click a single button around 80 times per 10 seconds
The product page for the ML-903 is much better at explaining the specifications and features and I really think the following information should be included in the packaging:
Lognetmedia mL-903 Icon is the first Polish high-end mouse for pro-gamers and graphic designers.
It has a heart of well-known ADNS-6010 Agilent sensor of 2000dpi resolution, used previously in mice like Razer Copperhead and Logitech G5. It guarantees reliable speed of 114cm/s and acceletation of 20 g, image sampling of 6.4 Mpix/sec, 7080 FPS and reaction time below 1ms.
mL-903 Icon has been equipped with five Quick Click buttons, which can be pressed even more than 8 times a second. Its ergonomy provides the user the required usage comfort.
Beneath a 110 g light mouse there are PTFE (politetrafluoroethylene) Speedfire feet of high-level slip characteristics.
Lognetmedia mL-903 ICON is a high-end product that guarantees a problem-free work at large variety of surfaces. A legendary ADNS-6010 reputable Agilent sensor and extra slippery PTFE (politetrafluoroethylene) feet make a mousepad absolutely unnecessary.
High resolution of maximum 2000dpi with on the fly regulation, 20 times higher than standard optical mouse precision, remarkable reaction time and Quick Click technology make Lognetmedia mL-903 ICON a mouse of great characteristics.
Lognetmedia mL-903 ICON is perfect for both work and play.
Name: mL-903 ICON
Type: ProGamer Ultra Performance (wire)
Sensor: Agilent ADNS-6010 (laser engine)
DPI: 400 > 800 > 1600 > 2000
On-The-Fly Sensitivity: YES
Data processing rate: 6.4 Mpix/sec
Polling rate: 500Hz
Motion detection: 114cm /s (45 ips) & 20 g
Buttons: 5 (2+2+1)
Wheel (roller): YES
Technologies: Quick Click
Feet: 4x Speedfire (politetrafluoroethylene)
Interface: USB - FULL SPEED
Wire lenght: 2,5 m
Warranty: 2 years
Now we can see that this mouse uses the same laser as Razer and Logitech mice! Unless you were some sort of laser expert, I doubt you would have realized this from the box specs.