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The Logitech M505

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Logitech M505 and receiver.
I really do love getting new toys to play with in the mail. There’s nothing like opening your mailbox to find something new and shiny to play with. Especially when it shows up a week early!

Yesterday, my new Logitech M505 showed up at my door. I have been using a wireless mouse for my laptop for a long time now, as I find it far easier to use than the trackpad that comes with it. I settled on my original Logitech wireless mouse because it supported a handy feature known as “horizontal scroll” – the one thing that I could do with my trackpad that I had never been able to do with a mouse.

Naturally, when my old mouse died, the first place I went looking was Logitech. I had seen their new nano-receivers in other mice, but I honestly expected to pay through the nose for such an awesome device (i hate full-size USB dongles), but I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to find this sucker on Amazon for $35, brand new, from an Amazon seller called SilverBerries. Talk about a steal.

So far, I’m happy to say that I am more than satisfied with my purchase. The mouse I purchased is crimson red (as in the photo above), and it just feels good in your hands as you use it. Additionally, this mouse (like my previous one) utilizes a sleep technology to conserve battery life. What really makes me happy is that in the time since my last purchase – Logitech appears to have all but eliminated the connection delay associated with the mouse waking back up. Logitech has a history of making excellent products – and I’ve been buying products from them in one form or another for years.

My plans are to purchase a Logitech K340 keyboard at sometime in the near future. I don’t tend toward wireless keyboards, because I’m aware of the security implications that are involved with having keystrokes transmitted over-the-air (and it’s not something I think I would ever use in public for that reason), but Logitech has utilized 128-bit AES encryption for the keystrokes. For those not in the know, that’s the standard encryption for the U. S. Government. I haven’t decided to shell out the $$$ yet… because, well, it’s $43 or so. That’s a good bit for a keyboard.

Who knows, maybe some generous individual from Logitech will read this and send me one if I pay for the shipping? Hey, a guy can dream.