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Logitech MX 5500 Revolution review

Verdict

Review Date: 17 Jun 2008

Reviewed By: Matthew Sparkes

Price when reviewed: £79 (£91 inc VAT)

Overall Rating
4 stars out of 6

Features & Design
5 stars out of 6

Value for Money
3 stars out of 6

Performance
4 stars out of 6

The keyboard in this set isn't what you would call compact or subtle.

With a built-in wristrest and a glossy bump above the keys housing an LCD screen, it takes up far more room than a traditional 105-key model.

The screen is the interesting part: it displays temperature, the number of accumulated key presses, the arrival of new emails, the time and date and more besides.

The only problem is it relies on proprietary Logitech software on the PC, which won't be to everyone's taste.

Even if you don't want these esoteric extras, though, it still makes a great wireless keyboard with good ergonomics and a feel of real quality.

The mouse, too, is well built and very accurate, and the included dock avoids battery problems even if the keyboard still greedily requires four AA cells.

Author: Matthew Sparkes

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