All my friends know that I am a huge Logitech fan. I own 9 mouses, 4 keyboards, 2 Bluetooth headsets, 2 remotes and 1 Bluetooth music receiver made by Logitech, which almost all are still in use (just for the record: MouseMan iFeel, MX 700, MouseMan Traveller, LX5, V500, MX 1000, MX 1000 Bluetooth, MX Revolution, MX Revolution Bluetooth, S510, 2x diNovo Desktop, MX 5500 Desktop, Mobile Freedom, Mobile Traveller, Wireless Music, 2x Harmony 885).
My first Logitech product was the MouseMan iFeel. I liked the Force-Feedback idea, that’s why I bought it at that time. Innovative technology, that’s the reason why I chose Logitech for the first time. Before that, I used an A4Tech mouse, which had like 5 buttons, more than any other mouse at that time. Anyway, I missed the additional buttons on the MouseMan iFeel, but the tactile responses were really great and made up for it. At that time, I thought all mouses would eventually have it someday. But unluckily, there was no support whatsoever from game developers or application programmers, so it died out pretty quickly. Anyway, I was still fascinated by that mouse. A few years later, with a new PC, I bought the MX 700. Rechargeable via a docking station, another innovative technology was the reason why I bought Logitech again. With this wireless mouse, I started to become a Logitech fan. The technology was simply perfect. It worked just as expected, nothing to find fault with. The same goes for MX 1000, first laser mouse on the world, another innovation by Logitech. I liked it so much immediately bought the diNovo Laser as soon as it was released.
But after that, nothing worked out as great anymore. I tried the MX Revolution on CeBit 2007, which was really disappointing. I started scrolling in Excel, where they demonstrated the speed of the scrolling. It worked very well when I was scrolling. The only problem was that it wouldn’t stop after I stopped the wheel. It just kept scrolling and scrolling. Well, I showed it to the representative and he told me that this might be some issue because the mouse is new. If the mouse is having issues, it shouldn’t be released! Anyway, one year later, I bought the MX Revolution for my parents. The scrolling worked now, but the wheel was scratching a little. No big deal since my parents don’t care that much about it. Later this year, I bought myself the MX 5500 to get the MX Revolution Bluetooth. After unpacking the expensive package… WTF? The stylish metallic thumbwheel of the MX Revolution has become a really cheap look plastic wheel on the Bluetooth version! I’ve just paid € 150 to buy the Bluetooth version of a mouse which is a downgrade from the normal version for € 50! I really felt cheated, in fact, I still feel cheated.
I still couldn’t believe that Logitech products are no top notch products anymore and bought myself the Logitech Harmony 885 universal remote, hoping that the MX Revolution Bluetooth was just an accident. But no, the workmanship was just as bad.
It’s really sad to see one of my favorite companies to go down like this, but I’m not recommending anymore Logitech products anymore and my next desktop won’t be a Logitech one.