Logitech MediaPlay Cordless Mouse review: Logitech MediaPlay Cordless Mouse

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3.5 stars Very good
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The Good Gives you fingertip, remote control over the most basic functions of your computer's media player.

The Bad As a remote, it offers only the most basic of functions. It's still mostly a mouse.

The Bottom Line Logitech's mouse represents a new--and winning--use for the ever-present mouse. We recommend it.

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Logitech MediaPlay Cordless Mouse

Logitech's MediaPlay Cordless Mouse breaks new ground by giving you fingertip control over the most basic functions of your computer's audio/video player. In addition, it extends the mouse into a promising new role: remote control. Along with the usual pair of buttons and a scrollwheel, the mouse comes with the an array of media control buttons, including a player launch button, volume controls, play/pause, and skip forward and back buttons.

What's more, the MediaPlay Cordless Mouse comes with a USB minireceiver that allows the mouse to operate from as far away as 10 feet. To make the reception that much better, you can also park the receiver in the included small desktop stand, allowing you to skip through a playlist or crank up the sound from across the room.

Logitech sculpted the mouse into a shape that makes it feel like a remote when you're holding it away from a desk surface. The bottom of the mouse is also sealed, an innovation in optical mice that still allows the sensor to read the scrolling surface with precision but blocks out errant hairs and other debris that could get inside and gum up the works.

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Logitech MediaPlay Cordless Mouse

Part Number: 931176-0403 Released: Sep 20, 2004

MSRP: $49.95

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Sep 20, 2004
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
    6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
  • Type mouse
  • OS Required Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
  • Type mouse
  • Movement Detection Technology optical
  • Connectivity Technology wireless
  • Form Factor AA type
  • Compatibility PC