04-19-2012 06:59 AM
I have been using a VX nano for over a year now. Excellent mouse. I really got used to the hyper scrolling. Can't live without it now. I brought my mouse to my workplace as the ones they have here are the bundled corded variety. As a programmer, you need a good mouse. Now my workplace finally bought me a mouse and I chose the M705 seeing as it has similar specs to the VX Nano.
I am not pleased with it.
The main reason: Placement of the sensor.
On most mice, the sensor is at the center as most of them are symmetrical to accommodate lefties. The M705 has the sensor on the extreme right of the mouse. Right next to your pinky finger. (All this is assuming right hand use).
When performing small, precise movements with the cursor, you don't move arm, only your fingers. Mostly the thumb and the index finger. The mouse actually pivots around the pinky. Try it.
Because the M705 sensor is adjacent to the pinky (that doesn't move much, if at all) small, precise movements that are made with the thumb and index finger are barely registered.
On the VX nano, the sensor is right next to you thumb. This gives very precise movement. I have both mice connected as I write this and the difference is very noticeable.
Another annoyance is the hyper scroll sensitivity. Every time I move the mouse, it scrolls just a bit. Either up or down. Could be that the wheel isn't balanced. I'm probably going to have to add a little friction somewhere to solve this. Maybe this can be fixed in software? A minimum speed/distance to scroll to actually activate the scrolling? For now, I turn off smooth scrolling. Too bad cause I liked it and it worked really well with the VX nano.
I'll also note the third button. The VX nano had it as a separate button as clicking the scroll wheel changed scrolling mode. At first this was odd and different from what I was used to yet still comfertable. But now, I see the importance. With a hyper scroll wheel, even the smallest movement is registered. On the M705, the middle button is returned to the scrollwheel. Now, I can't press the middle button without having the page scroll, and and up clicking the wrong thing.
To sum up, the VX nano was a Ferrari of a mouse. The M705 seems like a bad copy. If it isn't broken don’t fix it they say? I really hope someone from Logitech reads these forums and reports stuff like this to the R&D department.
Hope for the best.
04-21-2012 10:03 AM
Thanks for your feedback. If you are not satisfied with your M705, please contact customer care in your region to see what options are available for you.