Logitech V470 Cordless Laser Mouse Review

Apple’s Mighty Mouse may match my keyboard and 24″ iMac in the context of design, but the Mighty Mouse simply does not match the quality of the iMac. After a year and a half, I have finally decided to drop the Mighty Mouse from my desk (literally) and switch to another mouse.

The Mighty Mouse has a design flaw, even though it was “Designed by Apple in California” where the mouse ball gets dirty. Instead of the mouse ball touching the surface of the desk, the ball rotates under your finger. When the mouse gets dirty, the best you can do is disconnect the mouse from the wireless Bluetooth link and clean in one of two ways. First you can follow Apple’s official KB article or you can turn the mouse upside down and rub really hard in all directions and hope the dirt comes out. The official way never worked for me and the second way use to work at least for a couple of weeks. I finally gave up and could no longer scroll side to side or up and down until I was sufficiently angry enough to purchase a new mouse.

In comes the Logitech V470 Cordless Laser Mouse. I decided to try this mouse because it’s a cool blue color, uses Bluetooth, ability to scroll up and down as well as sideways and uses laser technology. This is meant to be a notebook mouse, but even with my huge hands (you heard that right ladies… huge hands!) I decided to give the mouse a try. If I like the mouse enough, I’ll use it with the laptop too.

When I first got the mouse I thought the mouse was indeed blue and a bit small. Since I’ve been using it I haven’t noticed that the mouse is blue or small, just that I again have the ability to scroll horizontally and vertically! My hand fits nicely over the mouse, the buttons are easy to use and the scroll wheel works perfectly fine.

To scroll horizontally, you simply push the scroll wheel left or right until the wheel clicks. While horizontal scrolling is not as elegant as the Mighty Mouse, it works. I find that I typically use the keyboard and key shortcuts to get around the computer, except for scrolling… this fact makes the Logitech V470 Bluetooth Cordless Laser Mouse MUCH better for me to use than the Mighty Mouse. I definitely recommend the mouse for whatever computer you have provided you have Bluetooth. You’d be amazed at the clutter than disappears when you move to a cordless mouse and the accuracy you’ll gain moving from a mouse ball or optical mouse to laser technology.

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Price: $40.94
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at the time of posting)