Logitech MX500/MX700 put to the test: The future of Logitech begins today

Logitech MX500/MX700 put to the test: The future of Logitech begins today

New technologies

MX optical

Under the name MX optical Logitech has made a number of improvements to the Scanning technique of his mice. In the Logitech brochure it reads as follows:

  • Optical MX ™ technology - technical data The first generation of optical mice, which was introduced a few years ago, had some limitations. Most noticeable was that the sensing was not perfect on certain surfaces and that fast movements were not detected. So that we can keep all the promises of this new technology, we have developed a completely new optical system in collaboration with Agilent Technologies: MX ™. Our engineers have improved several properties of the sensor. The goal was to capture all movements, even the fastest, smoothly and precisely.
  • Image processing: 4.7 megapixels/second There are several ways to measure the performance of an optical mouse. One possibility is to specify the frame rate (frames per second). But it's not more important to focus on the amount of data that a sensor receives per secondcan analyze and not just how often he scans the desk? At 4.7 megapixels/second, the MX ™ technology delivers much more data: over 60% more than comparable mice from other manufacturers.
  • Resolution: 800 dpi The mouse sensors are very precise and have twice the resolution of conventional optical mice. The result? You can move the pointer across the entire screen with just a gentle wave of your hand. The scanning is always precise and gentle, even on very large monitors.
  • Acceleration: 10 g; Maximum speed: 1 m/s A good optical sensor should always detect even the fastest hand movements. This is especially true for games in which the mouse has to be moved very quickly and abruptly. MX ™ technology is designed to be superior to humans. Few users will be able to maximize the acceleration and speed of the sensor, but everyone will appreciate the improved scanning.
  • Sensor size Imagine looking out the window. The bigger the window, the more you can see of the outside world. The situation is similar with an optical sensor. The MX ™ technology covers an area that is almost twice as large as conventional optical sensors. Performance is superior even on difficult surfaces (e.g. wood or repeating patterns).
    The wireless MX 700 model has In addition, another innovation was donated. With the Fast RF Cordless technology, Logitech has significantly improved the wireless transmission between the mouse and the receiving station.
  • Increased reporting rate The Fast RF technology in the MX700 mouse offers the same reporting rate as oneUSB mouse with cable. Communication with the computer takes place just as often, i.e. the movements of the hand are faithfully reproduced on the screen. The reporting rate of wireless mice from other manufacturers is usually only a fifth.
  • Higher transmission speed The latest generation of optical sensors (eg the optical MX ™ technology) process a lot more data, what allows for smoother hand movements. But even the best engine in the world would be of no use on an uneven, muddy road. The transmission speed of Fast RF technology is 20 times faster than that of traditional wireless devices. Now you can enjoy a pointing device that combines both benefits!
  • Less delay The third factor for superior wireless performance is the time it takes for a message to appear from the mouse transferred to the computer. Rapid preparation ensures smooth data transmission and enables a higher reporting rate. In Fast RF technology, we were able to cut the prep time by half compared to the previous wireless mice. It is even about three times better than that of the competition. The wireless mouse now reacts almost as quickly as a model with a cable.

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