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Old 08-24-2006, 05:14 PM   #1
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This is a new Logitech mouse with a wheel that can be placed into free-spin mode for fast scrolling. There were many times I've wished for something like this, and now it's here. I'm just not sure I want to pay the price without testing it first.

http://www.logitech.com/promotions/p...revolution_hpb
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:11 AM   #2
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This is a new Logitech mouse with a wheel that can be placed into free-spin mode for fast scrolling.
Both right-handed designs - so not for me.

I really don't understand why Logitech makes these "ergonomic" designs only for (what was it?) 85% of the population. Having only right-handed versions to me is the opposite of "ergonomic" and Logitech have long stopped making two versions. Which leaves only their symmetric designs.

   
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"Hyper Fast" - doesn't exactly apply to their web site!

   
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:55 PM   #4
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I love Logitech mouses, I used to have an MX500 at home and now I have a Logitech LX7 cordless optical at work. As far as the feature of which you speak, I have no experience but I would trust Logitech.

As far as lefty's, you should learn to use a right handed mouse!!
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As far as lefty's, you should learn to use a right handed mouse!!
I am not a lefty!! I type (mostly) with my right hand while I use the mouse with my left had - always have. I prefer typing and I'm better at that with my right hand because I'm right-handed (and most of the control keys are on the right on the keyboard as well). I can sort-of use a mouse with my right hand but that slows me down doubly - not only am I less able to use the mouse with my right hand, but I also have to move my hand between mouse and keyboard more frequently (especially to reach the control keys) - which is where most of the time loss is!

If we can have left-handed scissors, why no longer left-handed mice? Logitech at one point did make them but stopped doing so. At that point I stopped being a Logitech fan despite the fact that the quality of their products is very good.

   
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:32 AM   #6
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This is a new Logitech mouse with a wheel that can be placed into free-spin mode for fast scrolling. There were many times I've wished for something like this, and now it's here. I'm just not sure I want to pay the price without testing it first.

http://www.logitech.com/promotions/p...revolution_hpb
Just one little detail: CAD 149.95 I see that's the Canadian site but even so! USD 99.99 for a mouse .....

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/pr...categoryid=413

is the US site.

   
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Hmm yes. I imagine people that have to use a left handed mouse is such a minority that the cost of producing one isn't justified. Scissors, on the other hand, are super cheap. I do, however, have a left handed hammer.
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I do, however, have a left handed hammer.
And I used to have a left-handed teacup, but it was broken during our last move.

   
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Hmm yes. I imagine people that have to use a left handed mouse is such a minority that the cost of producing one isn't justified. Scissors, on the other hand, are super cheap. I do, however, have a left handed hammer.
See http://thelefthand.com/handtools.html

Can you imagine a left-handed Swiss Army Knife?

And also http://thelefthand.com/lemo.html

   
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