"Don't buy this"on by goldgin123
Pros Good grip, quality laser
Cons Drivers, broke on first drop
Summary This could just be a one-off case but I had a hard time with this mouse.
Bought it a couple of months ago and (thank god) it broke last week very easily by accidentally dropping it from my desk. I use a laptop extensively so I like small, long lasting, PnP, no hustle mice.
The v450 sure has a very good laser which works on every surface but glass and feels very good on your hand. For a small mouse, feels almost like a normal sized one. To be quite honest, this was my dream laptop mouse until...
Drivers: Since when do mice need 40mb drivers? Hell, since when do 3 button mice need any drivers at all? They are optional, but once you decide to install them for a better experience (precision and all) you get a needless, crappy, drivers bundle that is also built for a dozen or more logitech products with useless auto-updates which probably correct bugs for the other devices.
Click: Although quite happy with it at the beginning, I soon noticed, and later got annoyed by the fact that the mouse would often refuse to left-click. Yep, I would hear the clicking sound but the click would not occur. Reception was definitely good at those times, as I never noticed any lag in movement or "missing" right-clicks. I tried applying different pressure to it to see if there was dust or something "blocking" the click but to no success since the mouse, when ok, worked fine with the slightest of clicks.
Build: My tolerance and suffering with this mouse ended when I accidentally (honest) dropped it from my desk (yup the usual 1m high, desk). Since then the laser broke too, leaving me with a right clicking, often left-clicking motionless pointer at my laptop screen...
Since I am a computer programmer after all, and never in my 18 years of mice usage ever experienced a mouse breaking after this kind of drop, I thought it could be a driver error, so I tried reinstalling them, only to find myself with a never ending message telling me it is safe to now plug in my non-working mouse to my usb port, which by doing so resulted for the message to stay there, still waiting for a "properly functional" mouse to be plugged in. I then tried uninstalling the drivers, also without success, as the annoying "plug in this amazing mouse" message kept popping instead, only to remind me how stupid I must be, not to be able to plug a mouse in a usb port. Being a computer wiz, I restarted and booted from my Ubuntu linux drive, surely to find the same non moving but right clicking mouse, leaving me no option but to throw it away. Before restarting once more, I plugged in a casual wired MS usb mouse and now windows would refuse to start, displaying an error message about a driver or something. I figured it was the mouse, booted in safe mode, managed to uninstall the drivers by bypassing the registry and finally rebooted to paradise, a place where logitech mice do not exist.
I know this could be one single case, but the feeling in my guts is still the same. WHAT A WASTE OF TIME!!!
Pros The Logitech V450 is cordless; it has a nice ergonomic handshape; 1-year battery life.
Cons Poor laser tracking on almost any surface; hacks up in the heat of CPU usage; slippery scroll wheel is quite hard to use; rather heavy when loaded with AA batteries; ridiculous retail price (UK)
Summary Okay, the solution here is simple, don't buy this, don't even think about buying this, I have no idea why I bought this but I can tell you I had a pretty miserable experience in the week I was using it. So where does it go wrong? What could possibly be wrong with an affordable, comfortable little cordless mouse with laser tracking? Numerous things, actually. They're all summed up in the bars above so I won't waste my time. To give you an idea, it's even worse than the standardised Dell corded optical mouse that died out on me recently.
Personal Experience: 4
Pros USB receiver clips into bottom, works well from distance, (apparently) long battery life
Cons Performance on couch/bed/pant leg only OK, expensive compared to "original" Logitech laptop mouse
Summary I've owned two of Logitech's "original" laptop mice (similar to the V200). I used each until the silver finish had worn off the top and, ultimately, the USB receiver was bent one too many times and stopped working.
Unlike the older version, which had a bright red optical sensor and a manual power switch on the bottom, the V450 has a laser that emits no visible light and turns itself off. As a result, the batteries are supposed to last a year -- compared to a couple of weeks or so on the old model.
While I like that the design has evolved to include a smaller receiver that clips into the mouse, it doesn't work nearly as well on the couch, my pant leg, etc.
Pros Attractive, Portable
Cons Erratic tracking, Bloated Drivers
Summary I previously had a V200 laptop mouse that worked so well that I wore it out. I decided to upgrade to this V450 Laser mouse and I have been disappointed ever since. It simply tracks erratically. For example, if I drag the mouse across any surface including several mouse pads, the cursor invariable stops somewhere on the screen, until I move the mouse several more inches. The problem is worse when there is a high CPU load. I am using the most current SetPoint drivers and I have read through the tech support forum to no avail. I would have posted on the forum, but after multiple failed attempts creating a posting account, I gave up.
I recommend strongly against buying this particular product.
"Average at best"on by gerryjoson
Pros small usb reciever
Cons Quite a lot
Summary This mouse goes to sleep at about 15 seconds and as such always has a delay in the cursor moving,this is the second logitech laser mouse I have bought [G5 the other] and neither have been anything to write home about as far as tracking goes,MS optical 3000 wireless mouse is a lot better and is also more comfortable than the V450 to boot,plus it only has one AA battery compared to two on the V450 which makes it heavier