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.