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Logitech on the up amidst Microsoft bid talk

In the world of computer users, there are two types of mouse and keyboard users – those who prefer Microsoft and those who prefer Logitech. Oddly enough, Microsoft itself may prefer Logitech as stock traders speculated that the software giant would launch a takeover bid for the Swiss-based peripherals maker.

Shares of Logitech surged up to 12 percent based on the trader talk, despite comments from Logitech’s Daniel Borel expressing no desire to sell his stake in the company.

"I am a co-founder of Logitech. Would you be willing to sell your child?" Borel told Reuters in an interview. "I have no reason to sell. But I will not be the one to decide. I own only some 6 percent so I will neither enable nor prevent a sale of Logitech."

Buzz circulated in the market that Microsoft prepared a takeover bid of 48 francs per share for Logitech. "Rumours are rumours. I can't make any specific comment on them," Borel added.

Not everyone believes that the Logitech shares jump is a result of an impending takeover. "Today's share price rise is probably more related to a rebound in the market than any rumours," said an analyst at bank Vontobel.

Furthermore, even if Microsoft were interested in buying Logitech, the company would first need to overcome antitrust regulatory issues.

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By Sureshot324 on 1/11/2008 5:15:23 PM , Rating: 2
This would be bad for competition, but I don't mind that much, because Imho the best mice are made by neither microsoft or Logitech. My last mouse was a Razer Copperhead and my current is an OCZ Equalizer, and both are better than any MS or Logitech I've used.

RE: Mice
By ZaethDekar on 1/11/2008 6:03:47 PM , Rating: 2
I used to use a microsoft generic USB optical mouse.

Now I use the Razer Lycosa.

Deffinatly a big difference. However I still use the MS mouse for my secondary computer.

RE: Mice
By sxr7171 on 1/12/2008 11:20:33 AM , Rating: 2
You can't seriously tell me a comparison between one of the cheapest Microsoft mouse and your Razer Lycosa is fair. Try one of the higher end Logitech products.

RE: Mice
By Quiescent on 1/11/2008 8:31:55 PM , Rating: 2
I feel that my Logitech MX Revolution is a very good mouse. Not as good as my boyfriend's MX158, but I can't handle the extremely high sensitivity he has it set on.

RE: Mice
By sxr7171 on 1/12/2008 11:17:41 AM , Rating: 2
You get used to the sensitivity and after that it's less movement to use the pointer. IMHO, it makes for less energy expenditure after you get used to it.

RE: Mice
By Vinnybcfc on 1/14/2008 4:28:12 AM , Rating: 2
Wish they would produce the G7 again brillant mouse, cant understand why they stopped

RE: Mice
By Quiescent on 1/14/2008 10:27:41 AM , Rating: 2
I heard there was a lot of battery issues with the G7. For some reason after awhile it wouldn't hold a charge.

RE: Mice
By Goty on 1/11/2008 11:09:08 PM , Rating: 3
Razer mice are very hit or miss; many people find them to be uncomfortable to use. It really depends on how you use your mouse; i.e. are you a finger-tipper or a palmer?

RE: Mice
By BruceLeet on 1/13/2008 3:06:11 AM , Rating: 2
My girlfriend is a palmer

RE: Mice
By EricMartello on 1/12/2008 4:24:57 PM , Rating: 4
I recently broke my well-loved Logitech MX1000 - it survived over 2 years of "aggressive" gaming. I was very disappointed to see that the MX1000 was discontinued and replaced with MX Revolution. I tried that one, didn't like it much. The metal scroll wheel was different, but the mouse couldn't stand up to my style of gaming. :P Next I tried a Razer was a very good mouse, but I didn't like the way it felt in my hands. It's like my fingers couldn't be curved, they had to be straight, and it was very uncomfortable. I broke that one in about a month...and now I use a Razer Death Adder. I like this one - it feels very good in my hand and the tracking is excellent. I also got the exactmat which made the whole thing even better.

RE: Mice
By Quiescent on 1/14/2008 10:33:09 AM , Rating: 2
I had to get a little bit used to my MX Revolution. The strange thing is, is that my parents and sisters are able to get used to the mouse quickly, even on medium settings.
I have no idea why the mouse is priced at $99.99, it is not worth the money at all, however, this may be because of the battery life which is better than a lot of other things I own.

For a time, I could complain that the metal scroll was too cold, lol. However, I really liked how you can have a notched scroll or a smooth scroll. And scrolling with it is very fast. If you scroll the scrollbar real fast, it goes smooth scrolling, which is great for when you're scrolling up in IRC to see what people are saying while you're gone.

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