• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    An excellent desktop mouse

    • Written by from Chicago

    First off, here's my system configuration:

    Mac Mini connected to 24" LCD
    Wired Keyboard
    MacBook Pro (which I sometimes connect 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.

    65 of 77 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    • Written by from Hatboro

    Remarkably, I didn't expect this mouse to be very good.

    I purchased this mouse as an experiment to see if it could possibly be the best mouse for me and to my surprise, it turned out to be true.

    My previous mouse: Apple Magic Mouse

    Problems with the Magic Mouse:
    1. Surface too sensitive, causing serious problems when editing videos.
    2. Looses connection frequently.
    3. Unable to rest hand on the mouse -- too low -- and -- the multi-touch surface prohibits resting the hand.
    4. Battery indicator shows full charge until it is too late. Must replace batteries -- not rechargeable.

    Solutions with the Logitech Performance Mouse MX:
    1. Surface very comfortable with rubberized edges. A pleasure to hold.
    2. Never lost connection since using it. Turn it on, it's instant connection immediately with no waiting.
    3. The ability to rest my hand on the mouse comfortably is a feature I didn't realize I missed with the other brand.
    4. The ability to charge this mouse (while using) or directly plugged into an electrical outlet is the perfect solution.

    The solid feel is very nice, but I find that horizontal scrolling a bit tricky. It works when tweaked from the Logitech Control Center, but it's not as smooth as the Apple Magic Mouse.

    The numerous programmable buttons are very nice and missed terribly with the Magic Mouse.
    The scroll wheel is a pleasure to use. Not quite as precise as the Magic Mouse, but very smooth.

    When comparing all features, the Logitech Performance Mouse MX has the competition beat.
    It's a bit heavy to use, but overall a much better and more reliable mouse.

    This mouse is compatible with both the Mac and PC.

    Recommended: YES

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Performance Mouse MX doesn't work with Mountain Lion

    • Written by from Burbank

    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.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive yet...

    • Written by from MIDDLEBURY

    I had been anticipating this mouse's arrival for a few days and when it finally arrived, the packaging was impressive. I set it up, it began to work without any problems and I began to download the Logitech Control Center in order to fully use all the possibilities it promised (the customizable buttons etc); however, it doesn't support Mac OS X 10.6 meaning I can't use it. So here I am with a mouse that supposedly will allow me to do many things such as Expose, zoom etc but cannot use them! The only thing I can do is scroll, point and click...the functions of a plain old mouse. If I wanted a plain regular mouse, I would've gotten that instead of paying around 100 dollars. However, the shape is a bit awkward too, will take some time to get used to. But, the dark field laser technology is impressive and working on glass is simply perfect! I wish Logitech will develop LCC so that it can be installed in 10.6. I will keep this mouse in the hopes that some day, I will be able to use all of its features...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for new Mac-compatible Steam games!

    • Written by from Plano

    Hoorah for Valve bringing the PC gaming scene to the Mac! This mouse is ideal for desktop gaming and is absolutely accurate. Works well with games like Portal and other apps like Firefox.

    My only wish is that Logitech's software worked more in sync with OS X's native mouse settings. Other than that, this beats Apple's Magic mouse by a LONG shot...

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    CS5 Design Suite and Web browsing

    • Written by

    Lovely feel to the material when you've gripped it into your palm. The functions of all the buttons are very good especially the "preview all pages button which I think comes in very handy.
    The pointer can become very smooth and precise, and this is very helpfull when using InDesign or PhotoShop etc..

    The only grips I might have would be the positioning of the forwards and backwards buttons, it just feels like they're up a fraction too high for your thumb to press, you'll notice this when you've got a deadline to make and your in a hurry, you're either gonna be pressing the wrong page button or else missing the page button just below all the time.
    Another issue is the speed that the mouse wheel zooms into the screen, it goes "way" to fast, you'll constant be trying to re-correct your view on the screen if you use this. Perhaps the settings just have to be tweaked on the preferences menu screen.
    On a whole, I still really like this mouse, it might not be blue-tooth but it is rechargeable straight from your laptop if you wanted too and the battery lasts a long time!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine mouse

    • Written by from Leiden

    This is a nice mouse, have it on the windows machine too.
    Drivers are not working on OSX mavericks

    3 of 4 people found this useful