Along with all other hardware parts, mice have evolved equally for the past years. They offer more functions, are more well built and thanks to optical and laser technologies they provide much better precision. One of the most famous company for computer pointing devices is Logitech. Today we will be testing the Logitech RX1000, Logitech’s multi-functional 1000 dpi laser mouse.
Logitech was founded in 1981 in Switzerland and specializes in distributing a wide range of computer accessories, like mice, keyboards, web-cameras, speaker systems, laptop accessories and more. Generally, it is a company with good reputation in the computer world, because its products are of good quality.
Let’s take a quick look at the technical specifications and features of the Logitech RX1000, taken directly from Logitech’s website:
* Corded mouse
* Laser tracking
* 1000 dpi sensitivity
* USB connectivity
* 4 buttons
* Works with Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7
1000 dpi laser precision: Laser tracking delivers smoother cursor control on virtually any surface so you can be more productive.
Side-to-side scrolling plus zoom: The power is in your hands. You can scroll side-to-side in documents or zoom in and out of photos and spreadsheets with a flick of your finger.
Comfortable, ambidextrous design: It feels good in either hand, so you feel more comfortable as you work—even at the end of the day.
One-touch search: You can instantly search your computer or the Web by highlighting a word or phrase.
A Closer Look
The Logitech RX1000 came in a rather cheap white box, which is unsusual for Logitech. Inside the package we just found the RX1000 Coreded Laser Mouse, as it is plug and play and no software is required. Of course, to take full advantage of the mouse functionalities you can download Logitech’s software from the official website.
The mouse itself is well made, and the body is black with silver linings. Generally the build quality is high, as in all other Logitech products we have reviewed.
While there are no function buttons at the sides, the scroll wheel can also navigate horizontally through a document, which is nice and actually gives you total control in one finger. Underneath it, there is also a search button, with which you can search for highlighted phrases in websites, which is also nice. The truth is that we would like to see at least two more function buttons at the sides.
Precision, Scrolling and Verdict
As the Logitech RX1000 is plug and play, we didn’t have problems getting the mouse to work. We tried the Logitech RX1000 at usual procedures like web browsing but also we tested its precision in FPS games mainly. It seems that the 1000 dpi laser sensor really does the job. The mouse was accurate and smooth in all occasions. Although it is not considered a gaming mouse, we had no problem aiming accurately while gaming. Web browsing was also a pleasant experience thanks to the scrolling wheel.
Costing around 15 euros in Europe, the Logitech RX1000 is certainly worth the money for the performance it delivers.
(+) 4-way scrolling wheel
(+) Laser tracking
(-) Would like to see 1-2 more buttons
Thus, we give the Logitech RX1000 a rating of 8.0/10 and our Value For Money Award.