-Accepts standards batteries
Cons -Logitech drivers, though they've improved.
-Impossible to use if you are left handed.
Summary I think the lack of charger is a good thing. First of all they take unecessary desk space, and often feel cheap. While standard AA batteries are heavier than a Lithium-Ion battery (like the one in the MX Revolution), they are inifinitely superior. The Revolution's battery is not replaceable, quickly loses autonomy, and last a year and a half at best. Of course owning a charger with rechargeable NiMH AA batteries is a must (they are cheap, last several years, and can be found anywhere).
Pros - On the fly DPI switch
- All the other great stuff the MX Revolution had... INCLUDING RECHARGING
The MX1100 that comes with the Cordless Desktop Wave Pro package includes recharging... via a mini-USB port on the front of the mouse.
Cons - No recharging dock... you have to keep track of another USB charging cable now.
- Scroll wheel lacks the automatic switch from micro gear to free scroll when you scroll faster. It's all manual with the button now.
Summary After using the MX Revolution for 9 months or so, I was looking for a second one and found the MX1100 combo pack with the Wave Pro keyboard. I like them both. I do miss the auto-switch to free scrolling, but otherwise consider this one of the best combinations I've found. It works well for non-pro gaming with the DPI switch and feels comfortable and substantial in my large hands.
I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a business or mixed-use home mouse.
Pros I have used rechargable batteries in my mice for years
2 batts sit in the wall charger and 2 in the mouse
I swap em as needed
I have thrown out 2 perfectly good bluetooth headsets when the battery died
User replaceable batteries is a huge plus for me
Cons The on-mouse DPI setting is a waste for most users who will set it and forget it.
No Linux version of the SetPoint software.
Summary Not the best gaming mouse, but for business users, programmers, and other power users, this is probably the best choice.
Pros Scroll wheel
Lots of buttons
Cons Loose scroll wheel
Laser sensor at the tip of the mouse,
Summary Bottom line, the MX 1100 is a great mouse. Compared to the MS Explorer BlueTrack mouse, I think it is superior in terms of ergonomics and functions (more buttons). However, it does not feel as solidly built as the Explorer (the moving scroll wheel from left to right if you shake it) and is not as great for precision work because of its laser position at the tip of the mouse. Most people will likely need to adapt themselves to the laser position in order to fully appreciate this mouse. I have seen people complain about the cursor not reacting when the mouse is moved by a bit and this is probably caused by the laser position.
Pros Mouse is solid.
Ergonomics very welll thought out (for right handed user. Lefities are out on your own here folks
Cons Anyone who puts "no rechargeable is a con isn't thinking this one through
Summary I purchased the MX Performance mouse a few weeks ago. I loved everything about it. Everything, that is, except the battery. Yes, the performance is rechargeable, but I was having to plug the thing in at least once a week or more.
Sure, you can work while it recharges, but if I'd wanted a mouse that I had to plugin all the time, I'd have just purchased a "corded" mouse (because for all intents and purposes, that's what it was)
Logitech has figured out a way for one to get 6+ months out of a pair of alkaline batteries, so I just don't worry about changing or charging all the time. I just plug in a set of alkaline batteries (and really, sure you can use your own rechargeable batteries, but for maybe $1.79 every 6 months, I don't mind not having rechargeable batteries.).
Also, because of the previous iterations of wireless mice and keyboards (those that didn't have long battery life) I went through batteries every few days. So now I have a drawer full of alkalines already anyway.
So don't let this not being rechargeable be a "negative". All in all, after returning the mx performance I thought I was going to be stuck with my older mouse until I saw this baby. Get it, you will NOT be unhappy with your selection.
Otherwise, go buy the MS Performance and have fun plugging it in, and then again, and again. I figure by the time the Performance was 6 months old, the rechargeable component would be useless as I'd probably have to have it plugged in all the freakin' time (rechargeble batteries do degrade in terms of how much charge they can hold. If after a few weeks I needed to charge it every few days, I'm sure that after 6 months or a year or whatever that would be significantly less.
Therefore, if you're only planning on buying for a few months usage, go for the performance. If, on the other hand, you don't want to spend $100 and get a "great mouse for 6 months" definitely get this one. You will not be unhappy with your choice.
This is the one.