The Best Notebook Mouse Yet

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Last week, I received a gift package from Logitech. Inside the big box was a bunch of a Logitech products, including their new VX Revolution Laser laptop mouse (pictured above). I have been waiting for a mouse like this for a long time. Whenever possible, I use a full size desktop mouse with my notebook because a notebook mouse lacks a forward and back button.

Not only does the new Logitech VX Revolution laptop mouse add those missing buttons but also Logitech managed to add on a zoom and search button. The VX features Logitech’s innovative MicroGear precision scroll wheel that lets you fly through long documents at hyperspeed, or switch to precise click-to-click scrolling to navigate lists, slides, and image collections. The metal scroll wheel feels like a well-oiled gear!

The Logitech mouse is a bit bigger than the average notebook mouse but smaller than a desktop mouse. A single AA battery that should give the VX six months of battery life powers it. So far, I really enjoy using this mouse with my MSI notebook. It feels good to carry only one mouse in my mobile office instead of two.

The only downside I can see to the VX Revolution Laser is the price. I was at an Office Depot yesterday and saw that the mouse sells for $100CDN! That’s a lot of money to pay for any mouse, much less one for a notebook. On the good news side, a check of the TTZ Media price index shows the VX can be had in the US for less than $50. You people in the States always seem to get the better deals!

Logitiech VX Revolution Laser Notebook Mouse


24 thoughts on “The Best Notebook Mouse Yet”

  1. Allen.H says:

    I assume you got the gift package because of TTZ’s affiliation with Logitech? man, must be doing some really good business with a large corporation like that to receive a $100 mouse.

    Allen.H

    1. Stephen says:

      Actually, I’m surprised Moto didn’t get his sooner. He was drooling over mine at the airport in Vegas. They sent me one before Xmas.

      You should give them hell! 😆

    2. Jane says:

      I say you drop put of school and work on the sites…then one day they’ll be sending you a Logitech mouse…shoot, I might do that just for the mouse 🙂

  2. dacholo says:

    MS just released this mouse as well – http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=085 It has a built-in laser pointer and WMP controls.

    1. John Chow says:

      Hmmm, I may have to send MS an email. That looks pretty cool!

      1. Stephen says:

        I saw it in October. It isn’t as cool as you think it is. It’s a bit light. The VX rules. It’s the only mouse that I could use with my desktop without thinking it was a notebook mouse.

  3. Scott Howard says:

    awesome, I like the idea of being able to scroll quickly through documents when you need to.

    1. Alex Becker says:

      Who doesn’t. Scroll button is important.

  4. Derrich says:

    Definitely expensive, but it looks like a great product. When the price drops (i.e. rebates), I’ll be in line for one…unless somehow I can get Logitech to send me one. You guys listening? Hello? *sigh* Oh well.

  5. Gary says:

    Is it bluetooth?

    1. Stephen says:

      Not bluetooth. But it uses a “Similar” 2.4 GHz technology.

  6. Heywood says:

    That is the best mouse I’ve ever seen!
    I want one!
    Do I smell a new contest?!

  7. Nik Agarwal says:

    I recently purchased the MX Revolution, the desktop equivalent of the VX Revolution. I think both mice have a similar feature set, but I do agree with John when he mentions that the VX is a great notebook mouse. Since I hardly use my laptop, I have no need for a VX and opted for the MX.

    John, I think its kind of funny when you point out that us Americans get better deals, but I think retail stores are just plain overpriced in the US and Canada. I purchased my MX at Staples for $30 mainly due to their instant and easy rebates along with a $20 coupon they sent me for being a loyal customer. However, I do think that there are some products cheaper in Canada when compared to the US.

    I’m not sure if I should say this, but I do hope that you are able to review the VX and MX revolutions and provide a great review on theTechZone.

    1. Leftblank says:

      I hope you’ll be more lucky than a lot of guys I’ve read about, so far I haven’t seen many who kept their ‘fly wheel’ working for more than a couple of months, I’ve tried it out myself as well but it’s definitely not a gaming mouse and the qualify could also be better…

  8. Seems like an awesome mouse… do you know what the DPI for it is? I’ll have to look into that when I get my laptop 🙂

  9. Alex Becker says:

    Yes we do have it better in the states. But then again you got it for free. So maybe your the one that has it better.

  10. that looks a lot better than my dinky logitech…i may have to give it a try.

  11. Jane says:

    I’ve had a laptop for about 3 years now and have always held off from buying a mouse for it because they are so darn small and uncomfortable. I use my desktop mouse since its a wireless Logitech and really convinient.

    You sure you don’t want to use that mouse as your next contest prize John???

  12. Gavin says:

    Another downside – not for lefties! 🙁

  13. Marc says:

    It looks great but the thought of having yet another thing to haul around with my laptop really isn’t very appealing.

  14. Ryan says:

    How does it feel in your hand? I hate notebook mice because they’re so small. Oh, and $50 isn’t a deal for a mouse if you ask me. 😛

    1. Leftblank says:

      It’s quite a lot for a mouse if you ask me, especially for a tiny one like this little beast 😉

  15. Fred says:

    VX Revolution is a great mouse with serious quality problems. The “nearly frictionless” mouse wheel (which spins for about 6-7 seconds when the mouse is new), is not so frictionless anymore after a few weeks when it only spins for 1-2 seconds, tops. My first one started doing that after a month, so I returned it for warranty replacement thinking it was just a bad egg, but the new one is just the same – a few weeks down the line it now grinds to a halt after 1-2 seconds of spinning. It only spins properly when I hold it upside down, suggesting the axle is warped.

    Furthermore the bottom is extremely prone to scratching, looks like a freakin’ skating rink.

    I don’t abuse my gadgets, in fact I treat them with utmost care, but the VX just isn’t built to last. The wheel on the desktop model MX Revolution, which I bought at the same time, still spins flawlessly after several hours of use.

    Back to the drawing table, Logitech…

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