Logitech MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse review: Logitech MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse

CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.3
  • Design: 9.0
  • Features: 8.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good More features than any other desktop mouse; improved sculpt enhances comfort; software lets you customize every button.

The Bad Not rechargeable.

The Bottom Line Logitech's MX 1100 wireless laser mouse is the best in its class thanks to a wide array of features that make navigation easier. You have to pay for all of that capability, but anyone who puts serious time in front of a PC will appreciate what this mouse can do.

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The Logitech MX 1100 is the first high-end mouse revamp from Logitech in two years. It boasts some added features over the MX Revolution, Logitech's last flagship cordless mouse, but it has also lost a big feature since it's not rechargeable. Despite that loss, digital media artists, gamers, and even power users will love the breadth of control allowed by the MX 1100's wide range of buttons. And with practically no learning curve, only the $80 price tag may give you pause. Given the amount of thought put into this mouse, and how much easier it makes certain tasks, we think it's worth it.

Perhaps the most genius new feature in the MX 1100 is the one that's least noticeable. On the left side thumb rest, Logitech has actually embedded another button underneath the rubberized coating. You can't see it, but pushing it feels completely natural. Its default setting is the Document Flip feature, Logitech's own lightweight task manager, but as with every other button on the mouse, you can configure it via Logitech's SetPoint software. You still get two thumb-side front-and-back buttons, which are fine, but we also still with Logitech would make them a bit thicker.

Also new to Logitech's nongaming mice is a rocker switch for changing the sensitivity of the MX 1100's laser sensor. This can be an important feature for anyone who wants to toggle between different speeds for their cursor, including digital artists working on zoomed in images. You may also want to set it very high for the scrolling speed to scale properly across a large resolution display. You can set the sensitivity to a low of 400dpi, and all the way up to 1,600dpi. That resolution is not quite as high as some of the 2,000dpi gaming mice out there, but it's also likely fine for all but the most demanding shooter fan.

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Logitech MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse

Part Number: 910-000718 Released: Aug 19, 2008
MSRP: $79.99 Low Price: $199.00 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Aug 19, 2008
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
  • Movement Resolution 1600 dpi
  • Type USB
  • OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later
    Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
  • Type mouse
  • Movement Detection Technology laser
  • Connectivity Technology wireless
  • Form Factor AA type
  • Compatibility Mac
    PC