Summing everything up, the Logitech MX Revolution has a lot of good points, but only one real advantage, which is its MicroGear wheel. Not good in this device are the virtually useless One-Touch Search and Quick-Flip buttons (Windows Vista features a more direct method of switching between open applications), the malfunctioning Backward and Forward buttons, and the imperfect SetPoint utility (it provides enough setup flexibility, but its functionality is lacking). Also on the downside is that the tech support site has an inconvenient FAQ system where necessary information is stored in different sections.
The mouse is undoubtedly the best in its price category in terms of functionality and ease of use. But do you know any more mice priced at $100?
What do I advise you to do? Wait for simpler mice with MicroGear and some two or three additional buttons so that you could do without the SetPoint software but use the generic Windows driver instead. I should confess I am a long-time user of Logitech mice and have always considered them the best, but I have never before tried to use their own software.
And finally, if someone is going to buy this mouse from me, here is the promised quote from the Logitech website.
The world’s most advanced mouse
Smarter, faster, and fully-loaded, the MX Revolution gives you powerful new controls that will streamline the way you work. Logitech’s innovative MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel lets you fly through long documents at hyperspeed, or switch to precise click-to-click scrolling for navigating lists, slides, and image collections. Toggle between open documents with the convenient Quick-Flip thumb wheel, or search the Web by highlighting a word or phrase and pressing the Search button.