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Old 4th August, 2004, 08:55 PM
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Logitech Bluetooth Desktop MX

Áedán takes a good look at the Logitech Bluetooth Desktop MX, a Bluetooth enabled keyboard, mouse and receiver. It doesn't come cheap, but is it any good?

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Nice review, Áedán.
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yes not a bad one at all!
i have a non-bluetooth version....you'll have to update with expected lifetime of the batteries...the one i have (it's exactly the same visually, minus bluetooth branding) is slightly susceptible to EMI and DARN REMOTE CONTROL interferemce. My main pc is in the livingroom, so that both my wife and i have easy access to the pc while watching the kids. i ususally get a chance to sit at my machine everynight while the wife watches tv( i don't watch tv besides when i turn my head whilst she is watching), i get weird button presses and such, which leads to lots of typos. becasue of this is swtiched back to my microsoft kb/mouse combo that everyonce in the while will register a mouse scroll or downward movement when there is none (really annoying when your playing a game online, you got dude in your sights, ony to have your gun switch and to be suddenly looking @ your toes....)
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The Bluetooth version is considerably different internally to the non-Bluetooth version, even if they look similar externally. Adding Bluetooth to a product such as a mouse requires significant smarts that the non-Bluetooth version has no requirement for.

How long do your batteries last for? Admittedly I've not run a dedicated run time test on the batteries; I shall whip the multimeter out and measure the current consumption in various states at some point.
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i realize the different technology makes for a better set, and i assume because bluetooth operates @ a different frequency, so should not be susceptable to the same interference
i did not see a price in your article tho...maybe i missed it.
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There's no price mentioned, as we're all from such a diverse set of countries. Looking at things like tax, exchange rate and other differences leads to huge variety of prices depending where in the world you are. Looking in one country lead to a price that was a quarter of the price in another country.

Bluetooth operates a frequency hopping system, so even relatively wideband interference sources can be worked around. Generally if there's enough interference to stop Bluetooth, there's a more serious problem around.
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i'll take that answer as probably the most intelligent...lol
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