My Logitech MX1000 mouse stopped working yesterday. The mouse pointer simply wouldn’t move any more, even though clicking did work. I guess it’s a sensor problem, so I’ll have to send it in for repair. The first Logitech mouse to fail me, in what I guess is ten years now. But with work piling up I needed a replacement asap. That’s why I got an MX400. As a backup. But after using it for a couple of hours I don’t think I’ll put it away when the MX1000 gets back.
I never really got used to placing the MX1000 in that eyesore of a cradle that came with it. And even though it has splendid battery life, not having a battery at all is of course better. And you can’t beat a corded mouse’s nimbleness or reaction speed either. The MX400 is light and sports a laser sensor. It’s every bit as precise as the MX1000, and has much the same form factor. It’s slightly smaller, which it good if you have small or medium sized hands. The MX1000 really is rather bulky. I personally never use the extra buttons manufacturers put on mice nowadays, so I don’t care that this one has a few less of those.
The MX400 is marketed as an entry level laser mouse, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. It’s quite clearly a quality Logitech product and it’s ‘no nonsense’ and ‘good value’ rather than ‘cheap’. If you, like me, prefer a corded mouse and want the best possible precision, the MX400 should be on your list.