Archive for August, 2012

Logitech Cube Review and Giveaway

Monday, August 13th, 2012

I had the pleasure of trying out the amazing Logitech Cube mouse. It’s a small little thing of a mouse that you can use on the go.

The box is a cube, but once you see the mouse itself, it’s not exactly a cube at all.

Yup, it’s the rectangular black piece under that cable. Take a look at a regular Logitech Performance MX by comparison!

This is a cute little mouse that is very powerful. I initially charged it up, thinking that I could get it running simultaneously with the Performance MX mouse, and when it didn’t work, I was discouraged that the mouse just didn’t work. Truth be told, you just can’t have two Logitech mice (with the little USB fobs, I suppose) working at the same time. One apparently cancels out the other, so once I unplugged my Performance MX, the Cube worked.

Except I was so excited to get it working that it was upside down and I couldn’t find the mouse pointer on my keyboard for about 30 seconds.

But once I got everything up and running, it was smooth sailing. It wasn’t much of an acquired taste; the mouse started working almost instantly. I knew exactly where to go, even despite its small size.

And then I learned that this is a unifying device, so all I needed to do was install software to get both devices working!

That said, it is small. Really small, in fact. It might be best for little hands, but I believe it’s intended more for travel and short sessions. Otherwise, you may be best off with a larger mouse.

But it also makes for a great presentation mouse, which is excellent at conferences. Once you pick up the mouse, it kicks into presenter mode and you can use this to navigate to slides and whatever else you need to do while you’re presenting.

The picture below is the Logitech Cube in its case.

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Logitech UE 700 Headphones Review

Monday, August 6th, 2012

It’s been awhile!

Today, I’m presenting the Logitech UE 700 headphones.

These are by far the best headphones I have ever owned.

Before I had the UE700s, I was a Shure aficionado. Or so I thought. I heard about them for ages, splurged the over $100 for a pair of Shure headphones. They were supposedly the best headphones around.

I’ll be completely honest when I say that my friend at Logitech hooked me up with UE700s. I had anxiously anticipated them for the longest time. I wish I didn’t have to, but I’m happy to say maybe 2 years later now that it was worth the wait. (I hope Ultimate Ears considers this review worth the wait.)

EVERYTHING sounds golden with UE 700 headphones. The quality of music in my ears has gone up tremendously. I can hear every harmony and every instrument more than I ever have before. I wish I could explain to someone who has never had a decent pair of headphones what they’d come to expect with a pair of UE700 headphones, but you won’t know — you won’t appreciate — the beauty of these headphones until you put them in your ears and give them a listen.

The headphones are truly lightweight. They’re comfortable (and come with a 5 pairs little earbuds for the perfect ear fit), and the sound is just crystal clear. They also come with a little case as pictured. If I had to disclose my only gripe about this product, it’s the fear of losing those earbuds. Sometimes they do fall off in my purse, so I started carrying around the plastic case to ensure that I was keeping track of the headphones at all times. I also use the figure 8 wrapping method to make sure my headphones don’t tangle.

There was a time when I didn’t listen to my headphones for awhile as I stayed home in the last few weeks of my second pregnancy and then laid low following the birth of my daughter. Sometimes I just don’t get out to sit on the subway and take a good listen of music. After every single hiatus from my headphones, going back to them is one of the best gifts in life. There simply is no more beautiful sound (of music!) in the world as there is from these headphones. They really are some great earbuds, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone interested in giving them a try. You will NOT be disappointed.