Bij Envy News is een review verschenen van de optische Logitech Mouseman Wheel. Deze muis heeft natuurlijk alle voor- en nadelen van een optische muis (geen stof, maar niet draadloos). De reviewer is overwegend positief over de muis, maar een nadeel is wel dat je buiten de boot valt als je linkshandig bent. Afgezien daarvan heeft de muis een goed ontwerp, en ziet hij er erg leuk uit :
The MouseMan Wheel is a revision of their older MouseMan. This new iteration adds the optical sensor, a dark-blue metallic color (from the USB connector to the underside sticker), and a blue-iridescent glow to the aft section of the mouse. Last but not least, the Logitech emblem is backlit in blue - making it a very cool mouse in a darkened study. The sensor is red in color, much like Microsoft's IntelliMouse series, Logitech's other products, and Apple's Pro Mouse. Reports of a blue sensor is inaccurate; the only blue lighting is from the 'backlighting' for the emblem that radiates throughout the rest of the mouse's housing. Lastly, the grip sections around the mouse are rubberized as is the wheel control. This makes for a very pleasing feel when handling the mouse.
[...] Closer inspection of the 'guts' of the mouse shows us some rather clever thinking. A weight was added near the top of the mouse, presumably as the mouse was initially too light. No rubber-coated iron balls means less mass; less mass, and the cable becomes a hassle. Studies have shown that people generally prefer heavier things in their hands; it's no secret that people interpret lighter items as being 'cheap' or low-cost. The added mass creates a more 'commanding presence' and in turn rewards the consumer with a psychological boost that what they bought is in effect high-quality. Sounds odd, but this hits it right on the nail. It's no wonder that a growing number of industrial designers and visual interaction designers also have psychology degrees.