The best cordless mouse [daily podcasting photo, day 3]

Logitech Performance MX mouse

In yesterday's daily podcasting photo, I shared Eneloop rechargeable batteries. The Logitech Performance MX mouse was my first experience with Eneloop batteries, and I was impressed with the battery life!

Having a good mouse is important in any creative field. Artists require precision, functionality, and comfort. As podcasters, we're artists with sound (and sometimes video). I think this Logitech wireless mouse is the tool for artists.

I've used several wireless mice in the past, all by Logitech: G7 gaming mouse, MX1000, and MX1100. But the Performance MX is my favorite!

It fits well in my hand and is really light weight (thanks to using only a single AA battery). Logitech's patented Darkfield laser technology makes the mouse work on any surface I've tried.

An often overlooked feature of mice is their feet durability—the little pads under the mouse that help it glide. Some mice are terrible, others are great but wear out. The “feet” on the Performance MX are the smoothest I've ever used, and they haven't worn out in the three years I've been using this mouse all day.

The Performance MX comes with a tiny USB dongle for wireless connectivity. This dongle is so small, it's safe to leave it always plugged into my MacBook Pro, even while putting it in a travel bag.

When the battery does die, I use the mouse's USB cable to turn the powerful cordless mouse into an equally powerful, but now corded mouse. It recharges while I continue using it, and the charge cord is in the same location as a cord is for other mice.

But for artists, what can also make this mouse powerful is customizing its buttons to do exactly what you want: zoom, run a tool, paste, navigate, and more. For Windows, the Logitech software works well. For OS X, I recommend USB Overdrive.

I could go on praising this mouse. The Logitech Performance MX is a crucial part of my podcasting and design workflow, I would hate to be without it!


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About the Author
As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.

2 comments on “The best cordless mouse [daily podcasting photo, day 3]

  1. Bob Boufford says:

    Great mouse. Got one on your original recommendation over a year ago. Only downside is there should be a Bluetooth version. 

    1. Yes, Bluetooth would certainly free up a USB port.

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