Logitech MX Air
- Air mode, intuitive and easy to use, bright orange backlight, reprogrammable functions, good range, included charging dock
It doesn't come cheap but the MX Air certainly performs well and is ideal for a media centre PC. It also works excellent as a regular desktop mouse.
Price$ 229.95 (AUD)
Operating similar to the Nintendo Wii's remote, Logitech's MX Air is a wireless mouse that can also be lifted off the desk and controlled through the air. With an array of media buttons, the MX Air is ideal for a media centre PC, but its excellent sensitivity means it can be used effectively in the air for any number of applications.
Logitech calls their technology "freespace motion control". The MX Air is surprisingly easy to use -- simply lift the mouse off the desk and the unit shifts into air tracking mode. Conveniently, there is no sensor bar required, and the mouse cursor enlarging when the mouse is in air mode is a nice touch. You don't even need to keep the mouse level or pointed at the screen for it to operate effectively.
We were pleasantly surprised by the MX Air's sensitivity. Operation is intuitive and responsive, and the mouse deals with hand shake quite well. We were easily able to select small icons on our display, such as the minimise button on open windows.
With an array of media buttons, the MX Air is ideal for a media centre PC. Volume can be conveniently adjusted by holding the volume button and gesturing with the mouse from side to side. The MX Air can also play, pause, skip and repeat music or video tracks, scroll through documents and select a specific cursor position in a word document. Logitech plans to include more gestures via a later firmware upgrade.
In terms of design, the MX Air is certainly a flashy device, with a gloss black plastic and chrome finish. It's not the best for fingerprints though -- so much so that Logitech conveniently includes a cleaning cloth to keep it looking good. The buttons are easy to press and the orange backlight that activates when in air mode looks superb. The touch-sensitive scroll pad is convenient and much more effective than the regular scroll wheel found on most mice.
Installation is a simple process and the included SetPoint software allows you to reprogram a number of functions. The MX Air operates via an RF receiver that plugs into a USB port and Logitech claims a 30ft range. Conveniently, the MX Air operates via a Lithium Ion battery and the included charging dock is handy. With regular office use, we found the MX Air lasts almost a week before requiring a recharge.
Join the newsletter!
Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (4th Gen)
Apple Watch Series 6
Bang and Olufsen Beosound Stage - Dolby Atmos Soundbar
WD My Passport™ SSD
LiTMUS LAB Dakota Side Table
Toys for Boys
ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14
Theragun PRO Percussive Therapy Device
WD_BLACK™ SN850 NVMe™ SSD
Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Nakamichi Delta 100 3-Way Hi Fi Speaker System
Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker
Sony Playstation 5
Fender Fullerton Ukele
Garmin vívofit® jr. 2
MSI Modern 14
Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor
Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean 9000 Toothbrush
Fujiflim Instax Square SQ1
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch
SunnyBunny Snowflakes 20 LED Solar Powered Fairy String
Dickie Toy Remote Control Mega Crane Set
Teac 7 inch Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player
Kindle Paperwhite eReader (10th Gen)
MSI GE66 Dragonshield Limited Edition
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Google Pixel 5 Review: Soft Reboot
- 2 Sonos Arc review: The Main Event
- 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: Killer form-factor, lethal price-tag
- 4 Oppo A5Xs review: Cutting corners
- 5 Garmin Fenix 5 fitness tracker smartwatch review
Latest News Articles
- Razer's Basilisk x Hyperspeed is 40% off through Amazon
- Logitech dials up great sound and a handy mouse
- New products round-up: Belkin, Bose and Logitech
- Intel launches 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPUs and premium laptop Evo brand
- Razer downsize their optomechanical Huntsman gaming keyboard
PCW Evaluation Team
Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.
This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.
It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.
As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.
The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.
This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.
- Sonos Arc review: The Main Event
- Google Pixel 5 Review: Soft Reboot
- How the Xbox Series X (and xCloud) saved me from buying a gaming PC
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies