The Logitech Performance Mouse MX gives you precise cursor control on virtually any surface—even glass. That means wherever you're headed or whatever surface you're working on, the Performance Mouse MX can get the job done.
Logitech Darkfield Laser Tracking provides accurate cursor control on surfaces where optical and standard laser mice fail. Add to that hyper-fast scrolling that lets you fly through long documents and web pages with a single spin.
The sculpted, right-handed shape is designed to fit your hand and put it in a comfortable, natural position.
You get the reliability of a cord plus cordless convenience and freedom—fast data transmission and virtually no delays or dropouts. And the Unifying receiver is so small you can keep it plugged in all the time.
Flexible recharging system
Recharge your mouse using a flexible micro-USB system through your computer or a standard wall outlet—even while you're using it. You'll always have the power you need to get the job done.
- Precise control on nearly any surface, including glass
- Hyper-fast scrolling to zip through long documents
- Precise click-to-click scrolling through lists and images
- Sculpted right-hand shape for natural fit
- Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless via USB port
- Recharging via micro-USB or a standard wall outlet
- Four customizable thumb buttions
Did you notice?You can recharge your mouse using a flexible micro-USB system through your computer or a standard wall outlet—even while you're using it.
Apple Recommends ForControlling your Mac notebook with cordless convenience no matter what sort of surface you're working on.
What's in the Box?
- Logitech Performance Mouse MX
- Logitech Unifying receiver
- Logitech software CD
- Micro-USB charging cable
- AC power supply
- Pouch for charging system
- Receiver extender cable
- User documentation
- Connections : Wireless
- Mac OS X v.10.4 or later
- Internet connection
- CD-ROM Drive
- Windows XP/Vista/7
- UPC or EAN No. : 097855060273
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- Warranty : Three-year limited
Ratings & Reviews
An excellent desktop mouse
First off, here's my system configuration:
Mac Mini connected to 24" LCD
MacBook Pro (which I sometimes con nect to the monitor and the keyboard)
I have the Bluetooth Mighty Mouse that I've used with the MacBook Pro when connected to my monitor.
The quest of finding a mouse started when I bought the Mac Mini.
It was a hassle to reconnect the Bluetooth Mighty Mouse between the MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini.
I didn't want to get the wired version of the Might Mouse as I don't want to have anymore wires on my desk.
So I started looking for a replacement mouse. The idea is to get a wireless mouse using the new mini USB dongle that doesn't protrude too much. I can connect the dongle to the keyboard so when I switch the keyboard, it will also switch the mouse along.
I debated between the Logitech or the Microsoft Mouse as they were the only ones who had BlueTrack/DarkField.
All of Microsoft's new mice with BlueTrack technology only came in travel sizes (small) for laptops.
That narrowed it down to only Logitech with DarkField, and I didn't want the smaller Anywhere MX so the Performance MX was my only choice.
However, this was also about the time the release of the new Apple's Magic Mouse and that I read one of the customer reviews that the driver for the Performance MX had some issues with Snow Leopard thus hanging the system as it wasn't really 64-bit compatible.
I thought that maybe I would just get another Bluetooth mouse: One for the Mac Mini and one for the Macbook Pro and that I can probably live with having another mouse on my desk.
Well, I tried the Magic Mouse for 1 day and immediately didn't like it.
First off, the middle button was missing. When I tested the Magic Mouse at the store, I didn't pay too much attention to that small detail, but it became clear that I needed the middle mouse button. I immediately returned the Magic Mouse.
Meanwhile I also told a friend of mine that I bought the Magic Mouse instead because of the driver issue with the Performance MX and Macs. He said that he didn't have issue with it as he had just bought his 2 days prior and has been using it with his 17" Macbook Pro.
So I went ahead and bought the Performance MX and sure enough, with the latest driver, the problem was non-existing.
I am so glad that I finally bought this mouse. I kicked myself for not just going with the mouse from the start.
DarkField technology lives up to its hype. It really on all of the surfaces that I tried it on. Of course that doesn't mean that I've tried it on everything.
I like the fact that it comes with a USB charger so I can charge the mouse and that the mouse was usable while it's being charged. One caveat, though, you still need the wireless donge, even when it's connected to the USB cable - This cost the rating 1/2 a star.
The other 1/2 of a star minus goes to the price. At $90, that's a little too much. Although I did have a $25 gift certificates so it only cost me $65 (which is what this mouse is worth). I'm sure the price will come down once more BlueTrack/DarkField mice become available. Also, maybe get an OEM version where it only comes with the mouse and a USB charging cable - doesn't include the pouch and the DC adapter to lower the price.
Other than those two, I can't seem to find anything else wrong with the mouse.
Hyper-fast scroll wheel is awesome, especially if you read a lot of long documents. …
- Written by Louis W from Chicago
60 of 68 people found this useful
LOGITECH PERFORMANCE MX MOUSE HAS PROBLEMS WITH MAC LION
Mac Lion users should be aware that this mouse has control problems with its scrolling and zooming when updating a Mac to Lion. A ll other features seem to be OK, but Logitech needs a new driver for Mac Lion. …
- Written by James H from Memphis
54 of 61 people found this useful
When my old, Apple Mighty Mouse's scroll ball broke, I started looking for a new mouse. I considered the new Magic mouse. However, the Magic mouse seems too small for comfortable use, so Apple was out. I wanted a large-sized mouse that had a button like Apple's exposé button. I turns out many mice do. I found the Logitech Performance Mouse.
This mouse has exceptional tracking on all surfaces (works on glass too!). The forward and back buttons work great on web browsers and the exposé button rivals the one on the mighty mouse! The scroll wheel has a innovative new feature, the power to switch from a free-spinning wheel to the old-fashioned clicking scroll. I wouldn't recommend the zoom button on the free-spinning mode because it zooms too fast.
Very responsive on all surfaces
The hyperfast option is new and useful
Custom Buttons: •••••
Forward and back are practical and functional additions
Battery Life: •••••
The mouse is powered by a low self-discharge Eneloop battery
The cost is a bit much for some users, but the features are worth it
Overall, the Logitech Performance mouse is a great buy if you are willing to pay for the extra features such as hyperfast scrolling, forward and back buttons, exposé, and Darkfield tracking technologies. …
- Written by Richard Z from Short Hills
28 of 28 people found this useful
Performance Mouse MX doesn't work with Mountain Lion
I've been using Logitech Performance Mouse MX for the past 2 years. It's the best mouse I've ever had. It stopped working after I upgraded my operating system from Lion to Mountain Lion. Basically Logitech Performance Mouse MX is not compatible with Mountain Lion. …
- Written by Oliver V from Burbank
8 of 9 people found this useful
Be Weary Of This Mouse On OSX
I got this mouse today and have been messing with it for a few hours and let me just say that when I bought this mouse I had very VERY high expectations. Right when I opened the box I was very please with the button layout and how the mouse felt. I love the free scroll button on the top and the switch to the regular scrolling button.
BUT! DO NOT INSTALL THE OSX DRIVERS FROM LOGITECH!!
The Logitech drivers conflict with the existing OSX mouse settings. Meaning, if I have my default OSX scrolling speed set to the 4th tick, the Logitech driver multiplies this by whatever speed it's set to. That's what they mean by "hyper speed scrolling". Sure, fine if you're working in Excel, but it totally breaks Minecraft if you use the scroll wheel for selecting items in your hot bar. I'd imagine this is the same for other games "weapon selecting" as well.
The only con to this is not having any of your extra buttons work. I haven't had a chance to try third party button customization options, but I couldn't imagine they don't exist. If I find one I like, I'll be sure to update this post. So far a great mouse, with the exception of the absolutely terrible drivers for OSX. For $85 (sale on newegg) I expected better quality drivers, but, still a great mouse in terms of comfortably and button layout.
I'd just like to say that for all those people complaining that this mouse is to heavy, you must be spending WAY to much time on the computer. I mean, the mouse is like 1/4th a pound, if you're really to weak to move a mouse around a desk then that's just sad. Sure it's heavier than the common mouse, but it's NOT a common mouse. I actually love the weight to the mouse, it makes me feel like it's solid and of good quality.
In the end, I give the drivers a 1 star for OSX and the actual mouse 4 stars. I could see this mouse getting better reviews if maybe it was set to a more reasonable price of $60. …
- Written by Dustin D from Indianola
6 of 8 people found this useful
Probably the best on market
Logitech rarely go wrong when it come sot input devices, and this is no exception.
It looks beautiful and feels even better on your hand, like its a natural part of you makes you feel completely in the driving seat of your computer and in control. The response is amazing, even on my lacquered desk and the ability to charge while using is thoughtful, however I wish the USB charging cable was thinner and more flexible. but then it rarely needs a charge …
- Written by Anesh M from Markham
1 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can you use connect the Performance MX Mouse via bluetooth directly to the Macbook Pro without having to use the USB receiver?
- Asked by Stephen C from Las Vegas
- Sep 10, 2010
No. It uses a special dongle that supposedly is faster than bluetooth, so you need the dongle. I wou ld rather have a bluetooth mouse, even though this mouse is rather nice and precise. …
- Answered by Lars G
- Feb 3, 2011
Can i use this mouse with a non wireless keyboard? I have an imac with my keyboard attached to my computer
- Asked by Linda E from Island Lake
- Feb 19, 2010
Yes. Just make sure you have an open USB port (the rectangle-shaped hole) that you can put the recei ver into. Then you should be set up just fine. For using Logitech input devices on Macs, I'm pretty sure that you need to download an application called LCC Connection Utility first (at the support pat of Logitech's website) then you will be off to enjoying your new mouse!
Hope I helped,
Your fellow Mac user …
- Answered by Christopher M from Crittenden
- Mar 6, 2010
While connecting the mouse to PC using the included usb cable does the mouse still need the receiver to work? (corded-mode?)
- Asked by Vu V from Yukon
- Aug 16, 2010
Yes. The USB-cable is only for charging, apparently.
- Answered by Lars G
- Feb 3, 2011
- Asked by Louis L from Manor
- Aug 2, 2011
- Asked by Jeffrey M from North Hollywood
- Dec 8, 2010
Yes. You do need to install the logitech driver.
- Answered by Lars G
- Feb 3, 2011