Logitech MX500/MX700 put to the test: The future of Logitech begins today
The first impression
With a length of 1.5 meters, the MX500's cable is sufficient for most users. In our case, we connect the mouse to one of the two USB ports in our Logitech ITouch keyboard, which means that the 1.5 meters are much too long and disappear elegantly in the keyboard's cable routing. The cable itself is surprisingly soft and light, so that it hardly gets in the way when it slides over the edge of the table in the direction of the PC or loops on the desk. The mouse glides very well over all tested surfaces. Both on the grained, light-colored desk and on an extremely smooth, black mousepad, the mouse easily follows the instructions of the operator and does not fail.
The mouse passed all tests without any abnormalities. Completely solid and unproblematic, as you would expect from a mouse, the MX500 does its job and was a lot of fun.
The MX500 cut a fine figure on all surfaces. Even on the slightly reflective and grained surface of our desk, where many optical mice have already reached their limits, it does its job without any major problems. However, it becomes significantly slower with unsuitable surfaces. Apparently the scanning electronics regulate bad surfaces and then probably have to scan each position several times in order to determine the movement exactly. Other mice sometimes did not do this, and were therefore equally fast on every surface, but produced a lot of errors. The MX500, on the other hand, is only a little slower, but guarantees a smooth, error-free movement of the mouse pointer.
Like all optical mice with a red sensor, the mouse had to capitulate in front of our bright red base. Although the mouse pointer did not jump aimlessly across the screen like on other devices, Logitech has the problem under control, but the mouse pointer hardly moved.
This behavior brings us clear advantages on another surface. The test was now carried out on a colored mouse pad with some red components. Here the mouse simply passes over the red parts of the mouse pad and the mouse pointer can be positioned exactly.