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Review: The Logitech MX Air on Linux

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For some time I have wondered how well the Logitech MX Air mouse really works. It claims to let you control your computer simply by holding your mouse in the air, pointing it at your computer, and waving it around. Recently, I have gotten the chance to check it out.

For starters let’s talk about compatibility with Linux:

Compatibility

It works out of the box. Period.

OK. You can’t install Logitech’s Windows-only software (which lets you reconfigure mouse buttons and mouse speeds) and the cursor doesn’t change when you pick up the mouse, but, to be honest, neither of these features are really important to me. I only tested the mouse in Ubuntu 8.04, but I assume results would be similar in other distributions.

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