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Old 07-02-2006, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default Logitech V450 Wireless Laser Notebook Mouse

If you have been waiting for the killer laptop mouse to come along, this may be your best bet. Not only is it wireless, it has an incredibly tiny receiver. It also estimates 1 year of usage per battery replacement. But... is it worth your $50?

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Old 07-02-2006, 07:17 PM   #2
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That's a cute lil' bugger. It's darned near the same size as the batteries themselves. It never ceases to amaze me how they continually downsize the electronics in things like mice and cell phones. I'm figuring it's just a matter of time before the circuitry is molded into the shell.

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Don't give em ideas Matt! No doubt it's possible though, and actually sounds like a good idea. A molded pcb with a couple layers dedicated to external use. The board could be colored or schemed. Yeah.. It'd work.
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Old 07-03-2006, 07:31 PM   #4
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Haha, that doesn't sound like a half bad idea Matt. Just as long as they don't make the mouse any smaller...
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Must...have...smaller...mice!!! Think about it, a notebook mouse so small you could lay your thumb on it and click the buttons with your index finger. It could fit in the change pocket in your jeans.
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But that's where I usually keep my condoms.
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Old 07-23-2006, 06:46 PM   #7
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Thumbs up Wireless Notebook Mouse

I would like to see how this mouse matches up to the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Mouse 6000. I think comparing it to the MS 3000 is a bit unfair on the V450s part.

Looking foward to a MS 6000 vs Logitech V450 comp

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I'll get one in. I didn't realize that there was anything above the 3000.
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:59 AM   #9
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I'm thinking of picking this up (sick of dying batteries) but this is exactly my point of concern with the V450 - is its claim of one hour battery life accurate?

On Logitech's page it says "Battery life may vary depending on usage." Understood, but will it REALLY be better than my current wireless mouse that runs on 2x AAA batteries?

Are your batteries still going strong?

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Wow, one hour battery life? To be honest, I haven't touched the mouse since the review... I am just not a notebook mouse kind of guy. I could try to use it solely for a bit and see how it is.

I only use the notebook for chatting mainly, so it would take me a while longer to notice dead batteries to begin with. For 2x AA batteries... it had better last longer than a few hours.
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:29 PM   #11
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oops! sorry, lol - I meant 1 YEAR battery life! (as stated on the packaging & product website)
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Oh, haha! I was going to say :S

My batteries are still going strong, but that's no doubt because I never use it. I will start using it from now on, instead of the touchpad and see how long I can make'r last.
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Post Perforated Packaging

I've read on other reviews that this packaging is actually very easy to open because of the perforated edges on the plastic mold casing. Yet in your review, you clearly stated that you need a knife to open it. Am I missing something here?
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If there were perforated edges, I definitely missed them

I certainly don't recall anything like that.
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Well just got the mouse from the shop here for 41.20 euro (don't know bout the price, think I just had luck and the lady from the counter made a mistake).
Basicly one of the - points you can get of the list (takes a blade to open the blister package). This one has on the downside a big sign, open here. If you do so, you just rip open the package with your bare hands . No problems at all.

About the price, its some money. But hey a small laser mouse with micro receiver... and: it works great on the mac too
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