Pros: Looks stunning, unique, can be used in the air!
Cons: battery life, touch mouse roller is annoying
So, I've decided to list it myself in the OCN database and while I'm at it, I'll write a brief review.
So, lets start with the Pro's this time:
Well, you can use it in the air! Swing it around like a Wii Remote to interact with your desktop. It's unique and i don't recall ever coming across any other mouse with such functionality. Sadly, unlike a Wii Remote, it's not so practical in games, in fact you will die if you try using it in the air to play. (Come to think of it though, you could probably use this to emulate a wiimote to some degree..)
I mostly purchased this mouse so i can browse video/music libraries from the comfort of a chair and it works FANTASTIC for this kind of need.
This mouse also looks gorgeous and is packaged equally as well. It feels very light too, but don't be fooled that it's fragile cos it's not. I've had it for some time and it's been thrown about quite excessively during that period - and dropped more times than i care to admit. Still works fine (granted, it's always been onto a carpet, but still) You can also pick up replacement cases on the cheap on eBay from China..very handy indeed!
It's charge time is great too. You can get it fully charged usually after an hour and it will last a good 12 or so hours non-stop. But as you can imagine, you do find that you're charging it at least once a day so it's good practice to put it back in it's dock when you're not at the system for a while.
I like to tinker with things, and this mouse is no exception - you can dismantle it if you're careful which is good (better than Logitech's K800 keyboard thats for sure!) The battery is a disappointing 600mAH Li-ion Which does explain the poor life. It can be replaced too if need be but it is a proprietary design as far as i can tell. They are available seperately on eBay and from other retailers.
Battery life crops up in the CON's. Daily charges do get quite irritating after a while and i can only assume this worsens with battery age. I was expecting a larger capacity battery for this but nevermind. Fortunately they are replaceable with a bit of hunting. You won't find a higher capacity than 600mAH though, I've already looked.
Although it looks stunning, the mouse doesn't suit my largish hands and can cause alot of aches/fatigue with regular desk use after a while (i also use the "Claw" style grip, which worsens this considerably) The mouse just isn't "chunky" enough for my liking but it compensates by looking pretty .
The touch sensitive mouse roller, although really cool (esp with it's cute clicking sounds ) is a real pain to get used to, and is extremely difficult to use in games. I hate touch sensitive screens on phones as i've always prefered the tactile feedback of something..well, real. This mouse roller is no exception. You do get used to it but it will never be as good as the real thing, especially for games. Gaming isn't this mouses strongpoint thanks to the roller but it still will work fine so long as you persist.
Another (minor) con is that this mouse cannot be used with Logitech's Unifying Receiver. I had the bright idea of getting a Logitech K800 Keyboard that supports this but later found out the MX Air doesn't - for the price, you'd think it would.
So i have to use separate USB ports for each device.
Overall: lovely mouse, nothing else like it. Has it's faults, but what doesn't? 4 outta 5.