• 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.

    68 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Memphis

    Mac Lion users should be aware that this mouse has control problems with its scrolling and zooming when updating a Mac to Lion. All other features seem to be OK, but Logitech needs a new driver for Mac Lion.

    81 of 107 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!

    • Written by from Short Hills

    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.

    Tracking: •••••
    Very responsive on all surfaces
    Scrolling: •••••
    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
    Price: ••••
    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.

    46 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!!!!

    • Written by from Little Rock

    I absolutely fell in love with this mouse the first day I had it!!! I like the Magic Mouse, but I edit a lot of video and different tasks that allow me to use this mouse. Secondly, it has more height. I was looking at the Magic Mouse seeing it only rose .93 inches off the table which is very very low. The Logitech PMMX rises at least an inch off the table. Thirdly, customization. The PMMX has so many features that the Magic Mouse is lacking such as customizing how you use the mouse. I used the Magic Mouse for about a week before realizing what I was getting myself into. I know there are applications that you can use with the Magic Mouse such as Better Touch Tool and MagicPrefs but I should be able to use those features automatically. Hopefully, Apple will fix that in the next mouse release. I have been using this mouse for 2 happy months and I don't regret buying this at all.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse rendered useless by Yosemite upgrade

    • Written by from New York

    Upgrading to Yosemite will downgrade your Performance MX mouse to a device that merely points and clicks. You don't need to spend $100 for that. It's been weeks since I contacted Logitech about this problem - it sounds like plenty of other folks have done the same - but so far the company's issued no update with a fix. Even if that comes...it's given me an education about their customer support. Apple did not spring Yosemite on the world like a surprise album from Beyonce. It says a lot about a company that Logitech did not anticipate the need to support their product.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I definitely recommend this mouse

    • Written by from Rogers

    I absolutely love this mouse. The ergonomic design is awesome. It fits my hand and feels so much better than what I have been using. I have average sized hands. I'm have a 7 1/2" hand size, from tip of middle finger to bottom of my palm. With that said, this mouse will feel great even with someone with bigger hands. I didn't know what I was missing until I got the mouse. With the programable buttons, I'm spoiled now. The mouse is designed so that the buttons do not interfere with my work flow or get in the way. It is far superior than the "Might Mouse" and "Magic Mouse" and does even more than they can do. Plus the battery lasts much longer and can be recharged while you work. The best thing about it, is that it works great with my Mac. Check it out for yourself.

    17 of 17 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, BUT...

    • Written by from Pittsburg

    i love this mouse. its comfortable, lots of customization, love how it works on any surface. One of the reasons i went with this mouse was its ability to assign the thumb button to bring up the expose. I HATE that after about maybe a year, the left click has begun to fail to click or gives me an unwanted double click; this happens more than half of the time. I read that this is a common occurrence with Logitech mice. For $100, i expect this mouse to at least last me around 2-3 years! I have since gone back to the apple mouse and been shopping around since. Great mouse but the durability extremely disappointed me.

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great on any OS too!

    • Written by from Roseville

    I have this mouse hooked up with to a KMV that controls a Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, Ubuntu machine, and a really old Sony Vaio. Works great on all of them. I am on the computer at least 12 hours a day. I don't run through batteries like crazy anymore because it has its own charger. For more fine-tuned control over what all of the buttons do on the Mac, make sure to install the Logitech Control Center.

    12 of 14 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing !!!

    • Written by from Kennewick

    Listen this mouse is almost second nature to use cant believe I have ever used other mice.

    Scroll is pretty easy to use except for the left and right cursor that is the only thing I dont like about this mouse the price is pretty steep as well, but got an awesome discount through my friend who works at best buy I paid $ 73.00 out the door anyhow go out and get if you can afford it if not buy the revolution same thing only it does not scroll on all surface as the performances but almost same exact experience.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not designed for MAC

    • Written by from 潍坊

    This mouse works well with windows but not Mac. it doesn't track well, the middle key rolls too fast and can't adjust.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for 6 months... now not so great

    • Written by from Berrimah

    I almost never write reviews, but I had to for this mouse. Most of the positive reviews are obviously from people who recently bought the mouse, and I felt the same when I bought it, wow, it's great, best mouse ever etc. 6 months later and the mouse is not working well at all. Doesn't track properly, problems clicking and dragging. Upon doing a search, plenty of other people have the same issue and Logitech support does not help them at all. After buying Logitech mice for the past 12 years, I am going to have to find another brand now. Their earlier mice were so good and lasted ages, but it seems recent products have a higher failure rate than previously.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Weary Of This Mouse On OSX

    • Written by from Indianola

    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.


    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.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very good buy.

    • Written by from Wyndmoor

    This mouse has been a pleasure to use. I have a Macbook Pro 13 inch and I browse the web, do a little Photoshopping, and some soft core gaming. My previous mouse was the Magic Mouse (or whatever the touch sensitive Apple mouse is called). After using the Apple mouse for a while I realized that it had many flaws. I'd acidently swipe the mouse sometime's which would interrupt me when streaming Youtube. Second, it wasn't very comfortable at all. And lastly the conection and laser sensor I found wasn't very good.

    With the MX mouse, I had none of those problems. The mouse is VERY nice to hold. the various, well designed buttons are a joy to use. Also the laser is very nice. I found myself carrying this mouse with me all around the house and even using it on surfaces such as a couch or glass.

    This mouse is well worth the 100 bucks. Honestly no matter how much of a 'wow' factor the Magic Mouse has, this mouse is way better designed. The little receptor the plugs into the USB port, only sticks out maybe 3/4s of a cm. It turns on instantly and holds it's charge FOREVER. In fact, I don't even know if I've charged it 3 times yet and I've had it for a year.

    This mouse deserves a 5/5. I don't know what more you could want from a mouse. Everything I do on a computer, this mouse can handle.

    5/5, 10/10 bye all means.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Disappointment

    • Written by from Lillington

    Other reviews on this page say that the Logitec Performance Mouse MX works well with Lion, so I ordered the mouse, only to find that the accompanying CD yielded to me only a message saying that the mouse is not compatible with my OS 10.7.4. The message on the CD provided a reference to the Logitech company where presumably I might find a fix for the incompatability; however, I was lost trying to find my way through requests for technical information which I did not know and could not find out. So, I am shipping the mouse back to Apple.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase for my mac!

    • Written by from Mount Laurel

    This mouse has been a great addition to my current setup and I've had a flawless experience from the start. Immediately after purchasing the mouse I downloaded the driver package on logitech's website and Logitech Control Center has been wonderful. I purchased this mouse because I personally know two people who have used this mouse for two years with nothing but great things to say, so figured I would give it a shot. Overall, the feel of the mouse suits me perfectly and accommodates my tendency to claw-grip the mouse. Button placement is spot on and I use the Mission Control button on a daily basis. The only thing I had to change was the scroll speed, which required changing settings in both System Preferences > Mouse and System Preferences > Logitech Control Center. Overall this mouse is a very comfortable and functional piece of hardware which complements the average power-user's setup.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor tracking performance

    • Written by from La Puente

    Mouse response is poor at slow speeds. Can't point my mouse where I want it. Works fine on my windows machine but no so much on 10.10

    6 of 7 people found this useful