Logitech Performance Mouse MX

Logitech Performance Mouse MX

$99.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 43 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    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.

    Performance

    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.

    Ergonomic comfort

    The sculpted, right-handed shape is designed to fit your hand and put it in a comfortable, natural position.

    Wireless convenience

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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 For

    Controlling 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
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: Scroll Wheel, Ergonomic
    • Connections: Wireless
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Mac OS X v.10.4 or later
    • USB
    • Internet connection
    • CD-ROM Drive

    Windows

    • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • UPC or EAN No.: 97855060273

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: Three-year limited

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • An excellent desktop mouse

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    First off, here's my system configuration:

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

    • Written by from Chicago

    68 of 80 people found this useful

    Was this useful? An excellent desktop mouse
  • LOGITECH PERFORMANCE MX MOUSE HAS PROBLEMS WITH MAC LION

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Lion users should be aware that this mouse has control problems with its scrolling and zooming when updating a Mac to Lion. A 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.

    • Written by from Memphis

    81 of 107 people found this useful

    Was this useful? LOGITECH PERFORMANCE MX MOUSE HAS PROBLEMS WITH MAC LION
  • Great Mouse!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    When my old, Apple Mighty Mouse's scroll ball broke, I started looking for a new mouse. I considered the new Magic mouse. However, 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.

    • Written by from Short Hills

    45 of 46 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Mouse!
  • Problem with Performance MX, Mavericks and Lightroom

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have been using the Performance MX mouse for a couple of years, using Mountain Lion and Mavericks. I like everything about it ex I have been using the Performance MX mouse for a couple of years, using Mountain Lion and Mavericks. I like everything about it except one thing that screws up my work in Lightroom. When I am in Develop and make a change to a photo file the MX automatically jumps to the next file in the line of thumbnails. It will not stay put. It drives me nuts. Anybody know a good replacement mouse to use in Lightroom without going as far as getting a Wacom tablet?

    • Written by from Sacramento
    Was this useful? Problem with Performance MX, Mavericks and Lightroom
  • Doesn't work w/ Retina iMac

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I used this mouse for years with my old iMac and found it to be fantastic for general use as well as Photoshop/Lightroom work. Un I used this mouse for years with my old iMac and found it to be fantastic for general use as well as Photoshop/Lightroom work. Unfortunately, it does not work with the new Retina iMac. I suspect Logitech has not updated the firmware to work with the new OS. The mouse tracks horribly and "sticks" in certain spots on the screen. I also had difficulty pairing it with the new iMac. I do not recommend the mouse for use with a Retina iMac.

    • Written by from MOAB

    0 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't work w/ Retina iMac
  • Buttons don't do what they should.....

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm not sure if it's a Yosemite issue or not but my back button always gets me stuck in zoom. I have disabled the zoom button alto I'm not sure if it's a Yosemite issue or not but my back button always gets me stuck in zoom. I have disabled the zoom button altogether and the problem persists. I have the latest Logitech Control Center. I contacted Logitech and they had no ideas other than returning the mouse. It works fine on my PC so it must be MAC related.... If it worked I love the feel of the mouse and the battery seems to do well.

    • Written by from Ephrata

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Buttons don't do what they should.....

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