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Manufacturer: Logitech
Min OS X: Any Version    Requires: USB Port

Logitech Click!
August 27, 2003 | Galen Wiley

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"Optical accuracy, fingertip scrolling, and way beyond beige" reads a message on the outer packaging of Logitech Click!, a new mouse from Logitech aimed at the more casual audience of Mac users. While beige went out with the similarly colored mini-tower, the Click!'s mission is still clear: to offer casual users a step up from Apple's dated one button mouse, without bombarding them with needless features at a reasonable price.

But in a world of X, Y, and Z axis scroll wheels and more buttons than you can count on both hands, is there room for a mouse as simple as the Click? Well, you'll just have to read on to find out.

Features & Accuracy
As stated before, the Click! is not meant for a power user. You won't find an adjustable tracking switch on the bottom, or more buttons than you can count on your hands. Instead, the Click! offers just the vital features two mouse buttons, a scroll wheel, and as an added goodie, the Quick Application Switcher, which can be customized via software.

While it doesn't boast Logitech's MX Optical Technology, the Click! still uses a fairly accurate optical sensor that left me satisfied. Optical technology is generally accurate, and the Click! was not an exception. If you're looking for a capable mouse for casual productivity and gaming with acceptable accuracy, then you need look no further.

Comfort & Design
The transition from the MX310 (also from Logitech) to the Click! was an easy one, for both mice feature identical designs. For those changing from something else, however, some adjustment time may be necessary.

The Click! is a medium sized mouse that can fit in either the right or left hand. On either side are small indentations to rest your thumb and pinky, while your remaining fingers rest atop, at least that's the way I figured it. The new ergonomics of the mouse may feel awkward at first, but as with the MX310, I was grew accustomed to it in just a short amount of time.

Button layout is as you would suspect, and unless you've been using a significantly different mouse, you'll be clicking, right clicking, and scrolling in no time. The fourth additional button, the Quick Application Switcher, is a little tougher to use. In my case, it required me to my middle finger to access, which was mildly uncomfortable until I could adjust. I'd like to think my hands are of medium size, and my fingers longer than average. A mild setback.

All in all, I found the Click! to be both well designed and comfortable with only minor adjusting required.


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