Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse

Laser - Wireless - Radio Frequency - USB - Scroll Panel - MPN: 9316330403
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On your desk, advanced laser technology gives you precise tracking and instant response. In the air, innovative Freespace motion sensing transforms hand motions into natural, responsive cursor controls. Sit back and listen to music, browse photos, or surf the Web from your desk or across the room.
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Device Type Mouse
Interface Connection USB
Wireless Radio Frequency
Ergonomic Fit Left or Right-Handed
Tracking Type Laser
Expert Reviews
Logitech MX Air
4 Star Review  laptopmag.com - Jul 27, 2007

More and more users are gravitating toward media-centric PCs, especially for their living rooms. The trouble with HTPCs (Home Theater PCs) is that there aren't many easy ways to interact with them (a keyboard and mouse on the couch?). The Logitech MX Air, a free space pointer specifically designed for HTPCs, melds the wireless mouse and media remote into one sleek device that's similar to the Nintendo Wii's remote, without the wired sensor bar.

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Logitech MX Air
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Jul 12, 2007

THE GOOD: Media-friendly features in a gyroscopic mouse; extra sensors always know that up is up, even if the mouse is turned sideways. THE BAD: No trigger for gyroscopic mode may make it difficult for beginners to use; gyroscopic mice in general are an acquired taste. THE BOTTOM LINE: The gyroscopic mouse finally gets a mainstream makeover with the Logitech MX Air, aimed at Media Center users.

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Logitech MX Air
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 22, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 65 expert reviews for Logitech MX Air and the average expert rating is 81 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Nov 16, 2009

The Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse is a revolutionary rechargeable cordless laser mouse featuring Logitechs proprietary Freespace Motion Control technology. As well as functioning as a conventional tabletop mouse, the MX Air hosts the ability to act as an in-air controller similar to a Wii remote. Users can navigate their digital content by swinging the MX Air sideways or even upside down; raise/lower volume by waving the mouse while holding a button; or skip a track by making a circle in the air. This is just the tip of the iceberg though. for more information, please review Logitech’s Freespace Motion Control Technology Overview. Additional features include an included wireless 2.4GHz USB receiver, Hyper-fast scrolling, and a recharging base station. Features Rechargeable Cordless Laser Mouse 2.4GHz Wireless Technology Freespace Motion Control Hyper-Fast Scrolling Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery 3 Year Limited Warranty Specifications Part Number: PN 931633-0403 Compatibility (Win): XP, Vista, 7 ... PROS: (1) lightweight (2) touch-sensitive scroll panel (3) wireless with lithium-ion battery and included recharging dock station (4) can be used both as a common desktop laser mouse as well as an air-mouse (can move between the functionality of the two seamlessly) (5) ideal for use with presentations, media playback ... CONS: (1) no side buttons (2) high price (3) tactile feedback from the scroll panel doesnt exist like it would with a wheel (4) "real mouse scroll wheel" sound caused by using the scroll panel cannot be disabled (5) charger requires an outlet

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User Reviews
Not perfect but pretty good.
4 Star Review   By member abcguava - Feb 27, 2008   

Strengths: More comfort when navigating a home theater PC from the couch; very responsive; programmable buttons; different functions based on gestures; base can be out of direct view; beautiful design.

Weakness: Has somewhat of a learning curve; somewhat too "large"; some side buttons would be useful, attracts fingerprints.

It seems professional reviewers love this thing while consumers aren't too pleased. My opinion falls in the middle but more to the side of loving the innovation and being pleased with the implementation. Before buying this mouse, I used a laser mouse either on my coffee table or the sofa. Either way, my wrist would hurt after a while. So I was excited when I finally got this. Yes, it does allow you to operate the cursor with your hand in the air by pointing to the screen, or even not pointing to the screen. The comfort it provides is enough reason to get it if you couch-surf. However, I suspect the reason regular consumers aren't too satisfied is that it takes a bit of getting used to the motions. While you can navigate an entire screen-area on a mouse pad, when you're using it in-air, you have all degrees of freedom of movement. This isn't something you wave around like a magic wand. That's why the manual recommends pivoting at your wrist only. So yes, it does tend to lose its centering, either from the user moving too fast or moving past the border of the screen. Centering however isn't too difficult. You hold the back button to freeze the cursor and move your hand to the proper position. Doing this won't take you back a page, which is the normal function of the button. Other buttons include select, volume, left button, right button, scroll up, scroll down, and a touch slider. The touch slider is a little sensitive. Perhaps this is due to my hands. While I don't think I have small hands (can't quite palm a basketball, but close), I've found myself adjusting my grip to comfortably make use of the buttons farthest from each other. Needless to say, air mode is not for gaming on your home theater, but more for casual surfing and controlling your music or videos. There are air gestures that allow you to control the volume and mute. Once you gain good control of your movements, this is a very good mouse for general use on a home theater PC.

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Logitech MX Air Mouse
2 Star Review   By member roseteb - Jan 1, 2008   

Strengths: Programmable buttons with a wide variety of options. Fast response time when changing from desk to air mode or vice versa. Operating range suitable for use in the living room.

Weakness: Not very responsive to linear motion. Difficult to keep mouse orientation in air mode after repeated cursor movement. Mouse settings can not be applied to more than a single set of programs.

We have been using this mouse with a Home Theater PC in the family room. While air mode is definitely a nice feature, mouse orientation is difficult to keep, and cursor needs to be centered on the screen oftenly. To make things worse, centering can not be programmed into any one button, but a side-to-side gesture that does not work very well. We ended up using a mouse pad to avoid these issues and have better control on cursor movement. Another problem is that rechargeable batteries can not be replaced by the user, making the device useless once battery life is over. This is an interesting product, but still needs refinement.

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Product Details
Description
On your desk, advanced laser technology gives you precise tracking and instant response. In the air, innovative Freespace motion sensing transforms hand motions into natural, responsive cursor controls. Sit back and listen to music, browse photos, or surf the Web from your desk or across the room.
Quick Glance
Device Type Mouse
Interface Connection USB
Wireless Radio Frequency
Ergonomic Fit Left or Right-Handed
Tracking Type Laser
Summary
Product Title Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse
Manufacturer Logitech
Lowest Price $154.99 from Amazon.com
Power Score 3.7 | 6 Reviews
Mouse Attributes
General Features: Scroll Panel
Mouse Power Source: Rechargable Lithium Ion Battery
Warranty
Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited
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Additional Specifications
Green Compliance: Yes
Product Line: MX Air
System Type: PC
Green Compliance: RoHS
Parent Retsku: B000T8CWFE
Pointing Device Wireless Operating Distance: 30 ft
Range: 30 ft
Software Included: SetPoint
Brand Name: Logitech
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Expert Reviews
Logitech MX Air
4 Star Review  laptopmag.com - Jul 27, 2007

More and more users are gravitating toward media-centric PCs, especially for their living rooms. The trouble with HTPCs (Home Theater PCs) is that there aren't many easy ways to interact with them (a keyboard and mouse on the couch?). The Logitech MX Air, a free space pointer specifically designed for HTPCs, melds the wireless mouse and media remote into one sleek device that's similar to the Nintendo Wii's remote, without the wired sensor bar.

Read the full review »

Logitech MX Air
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Jul 12, 2007

THE GOOD: Media-friendly features in a gyroscopic mouse; extra sensors always know that up is up, even if the mouse is turned sideways. THE BAD: No trigger for gyroscopic mode may make it difficult for beginners to use; gyroscopic mice in general are an acquired taste. THE BOTTOM LINE: The gyroscopic mouse finally gets a mainstream makeover with the Logitech MX Air, aimed at Media Center users.

Read the full review »

Logitech MX Air
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 22, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 65 expert reviews for Logitech MX Air and the average expert rating is 81 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Nov 16, 2009

The Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse is a revolutionary rechargeable cordless laser mouse featuring Logitechs proprietary Freespace Motion Control technology. As well as functioning as a conventional tabletop mouse, the MX Air hosts the ability to act as an in-air controller similar to a Wii remote. Users can navigate their digital content by swinging the MX Air sideways or even upside down; raise/lower volume by waving the mouse while holding a button; or skip a track by making a circle in the air. This is just the tip of the iceberg though. for more information, please review Logitech’s Freespace Motion Control Technology Overview. Additional features include an included wireless 2.4GHz USB receiver, Hyper-fast scrolling, and a recharging base station. Features Rechargeable Cordless Laser Mouse 2.4GHz Wireless Technology Freespace Motion Control Hyper-Fast Scrolling Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery 3 Year Limited Warranty Specifications Part Number: PN 931633-0403 Compatibility (Win): XP, Vista, 7 ... PROS: (1) lightweight (2) touch-sensitive scroll panel (3) wireless with lithium-ion battery and included recharging dock station (4) can be used both as a common desktop laser mouse as well as an air-mouse (can move between the functionality of the two seamlessly) (5) ideal for use with presentations, media playback ... CONS: (1) no side buttons (2) high price (3) tactile feedback from the scroll panel doesnt exist like it would with a wheel (4) "real mouse scroll wheel" sound caused by using the scroll panel cannot be disabled (5) charger requires an outlet

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Not perfect but pretty good.
4 Star Review   By member abcguava - Feb 27, 2008   

Strengths: More comfort when navigating a home theater PC from the couch; very responsive; programmable buttons; different functions based on gestures; base can be out of direct view; beautiful design.

Weakness: Has somewhat of a learning curve; somewhat too "large"; some side buttons would be useful, attracts fingerprints.

It seems professional reviewers love this thing while consumers aren't too pleased. My opinion falls in the middle but more to the side of loving the innovation and being pleased with the implementation. Before buying this mouse, I used a laser mouse either on my coffee table or the sofa. Either way, my wrist would hurt after a while. So I was excited when I finally got this. Yes, it does allow you to operate the cursor with your hand in the air by pointing to the screen, or even not pointing to the screen. The comfort it provides is enough reason to get it if you couch-surf. However, I suspect the reason regular consumers aren't too satisfied is that it takes a bit of getting used to the motions. While you can navigate an entire screen-area on a mouse pad, when you're using it in-air, you have all degrees of freedom of movement. This isn't something you wave around like a magic wand. That's why the manual recommends pivoting at your wrist only. So yes, it does tend to lose its centering, either from the user moving too fast or moving past the border of the screen. Centering however isn't too difficult. You hold the back button to freeze the cursor and move your hand to the proper position. Doing this won't take you back a page, which is the normal function of the button. Other buttons include select, volume, left button, right button, scroll up, scroll down, and a touch slider. The touch slider is a little sensitive. Perhaps this is due to my hands. While I don't think I have small hands (can't quite palm a basketball, but close), I've found myself adjusting my grip to comfortably make use of the buttons farthest from each other. Needless to say, air mode is not for gaming on your home theater, but more for casual surfing and controlling your music or videos. There are air gestures that allow you to control the volume and mute. Once you gain good control of your movements, this is a very good mouse for general use on a home theater PC.

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Logitech MX Air Mouse
2 Star Review   By member roseteb - Jan 1, 2008   

Strengths: Programmable buttons with a wide variety of options. Fast response time when changing from desk to air mode or vice versa. Operating range suitable for use in the living room.

Weakness: Not very responsive to linear motion. Difficult to keep mouse orientation in air mode after repeated cursor movement. Mouse settings can not be applied to more than a single set of programs.

We have been using this mouse with a Home Theater PC in the family room. While air mode is definitely a nice feature, mouse orientation is difficult to keep, and cursor needs to be centered on the screen oftenly. To make things worse, centering can not be programmed into any one button, but a side-to-side gesture that does not work very well. We ended up using a mouse pad to avoid these issues and have better control on cursor movement. Another problem is that rechargeable batteries can not be replaced by the user, making the device useless once battery life is over. This is an interesting product, but still needs refinement.

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