I have a Logitech MX 610 cordless mouse, my first mouse-upgrade in a while–hence I’m not sure what to expect. Occasionally, the mouse freezes/jumps/skips about the screen as if it is momentarily losing contact with the receiver. It rarely lasts more than a second, but long enough to be noticeable, irritating, and occasionally deadly (e.g., when playing HL2).
I have tried all of the troubleshooting steps on Logitech’s Web site (fresh batteries, other computers, ports, etc.), but to no avail. The mouse is only three feet from the USB receiver with no metal or other obstructions in the line of site (save the wooden shelf the keyboard rests on).
So, cordless mouse users, is this freezing/loss of contact the price I have to pay to sever the cord, or is there something squirrelly going on with either the receiver or the mouse? The great move from mechanical to optical was supposed to avoid this issue – it is now worse!!!
Oh, I’m on a fully patched WinXP box with 2Gb RAM and a fast processor, so I don’t think there is a choke-point hardware-wise, but am willing to listen.