Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 132 / AUGUST 1991 / PAGE 43

Logitech Mouseman. (evaluation)
by Troy Tucker

If you think all mice are created equal, try Logitech's new MouseMan. It sports a radical new shape that fits your hand like a leather steering wheel in an expensive sports car. And because Logitech recognizers that everyone isn't right-handed, the company offers the ultimate in custom tailoring -- right- and left-handed models.

For a long time I've been an avid fan of the Microsoft mouse. But after using the MouseMan, I must say that I prefer it considerably over the Microsoft mouse. First, it has a more natural feel because of the slight right-hand downward slope of the case. You'll find it much less fatiguing than the average mouse. Second, it has three buttons for complete flexibility in your applications.

The MouseMan comes packaged with Logitech's latest version of MouseWare Utilities. Most of the utilities are easy to use and quite helpful in configuring the mouse or for use with other applications. The drivers allow you to adjust cursor sensitivity for pinpoint precision or extra high speed. I found the 400-dpi resolution adequate for my desk top. A Control Panel TSR lets you make quick and easy adjustments at the touch of a button. You get a custom mouse driver for Lotus 1-2-3 and one that provides three-button support in Microsoft Windows. In addition, you get GoMenu, a program that lets you create mouse menus for applications that are keyboard based. Logitech's manual offers clear explanations of these utilities, as well as examples of how to implement them.

I found the Logitech MouseMan package very complete and easy to use. The MouseMan itself is very sturdy and feels better than any other mouse I've tried. If you're thinking about buying a new mouse, I strongly recommend the MouseMan.