Logitech V450 Nano
Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks
Logitech add another
innovative mouse design to the peripheral market with the V450, their
latest wireless mouse that not only boasts a 12-month only battery
change but also laser accuracy that is extremely comfortable and easy to
use. Targeting the mobile market, this mouse will definitely
revolutionise quality mousing products and for a recommended retail of
$89.95, there is little to complain about this item.
Precision Laser Engine: Experience
smoother cursor control on virtually any
Tilt Wheel Plus Zoom™: Effortlessly
scroll side-to-side. Instantly zoom in and
out. Perfect for viewing digital photos and
Robust Cordless Performance:
Experience a powerful and reliable signal
with 2.4 GHz Digital Cordless―virtually no
delays or drop outs.
Superior Comfort: Be at ease with
soft textured grip in a contoured shape
Ambidextrous: Use it with your left
or right hand.
Cordless: Keep wires out of your
Light, Durable Design: Carry it
anywhere and use it with natural ease.
Wireless Micro-Receiver: Store the
plug-and-play receiver right into the mouse
for transport. Turns the mouse off to save
Extended battery Life: Use it up to
a year without worrying about batteries.
Power Management: Go longer with a
low-battery light and auto-off.
The design of the mouse
is quite streamlined and neatly fits in your hand with all the buttons
at easy access. The unit also has a rubber-like material on the sides of
the mouse for added grip while using the mouse.
Before connecting the
Logitech V450 to our AMD test machine, we first needed to install the 2
batteries that came with the mouse into the unit and then connect the
receiver into a spare USB port. It should also be noted that the battery
compartment was quite accessible and once the USB receiver was removed,
the hatch could then be opened for easy installation.
Although the device does
come with software, Windows Vista flawless installed the software
without any prompting from the user at all. Another interesting feature
is that the USB wireless receiver is quite small and is perfect for
laptop users or even desktop users who wish to minimise clutter and
weight while transporting.
With battery replacement only required every
12-months (depending on usage), this mouse is the perfect accessory for
your laptop or desktop machine. Unfortunately we cannot wait 12-months
to test this fact but considering the track record of Logitech, this
claim is more than likely highly accurate. When the mouse is not being
used, it automatically powers down to maximise battery life and by
moving the mouse again, the unit returns to usability after a brief
We tested the mouse with
a variety of software packages that included Microsoft Windows Vista,
Adobe PhotoShop, Microsoft Office and even World of Warcraft that
extremely accurate and smooth, with no lag whatsoever. Design programs
performed remarkably well and were extremely accurate. The unit is also
2.4Ghz compliant which means interference will be non-existent or
minimal at best.
In conclusion, the Logitech V450 is a great ergonomically
designed mouse that is easy to install and best of all is quite compact
and sturdy. Definitely one for the user on the go or for those that want
the best at an affordable price.