Not everything today is about going wireless. Some people still prefer the simplicity of not needing any special software or connecting to devices wirelessly. Some people are still perfectly happy to use a corded mouse. What better brand to choose than Logitech, famous for both wireless and corded computer mice?
We are going to look at the Logitech M90 vs B100. We will look at their appearance and design as well as comfort and technology. Once we have compared all of their features, we will include a comparison chart for quick viewing and some pros and cons of each before deciding which of the two mice is the better buy.
There are just a few differences between the Logitech M90 and the Logitech B100 so we will start with what they have in common.
The Logitech M90 and the Logitech B100 are identical to look at. Both are plain black with the Logitech logo, although simple it doesn’t mean they aren’t stylish. They both measure 1.65 x 5.2 x 3.43 inches and so they are full-sized mice. The Logitech M90 weighs 4.6 ounces and the Logitech B100 weighs 3.84 ounces, so not really enough of a difference for us.
Left and right-handed people can benefit from the ambidextrous design of the Logitech M90 and the Logitech B100. They are also contoured for added comfort.
Plug and Play
There is no need for any type of setup with either the Logitech M90 or the Logitech B100. All you need to do is plug the USB into your device and you are ready to start using it. As the Logitech M90 and the Logitech B100 run on a USB cable, you don’t have to worry about batteries or battery life.
There is a great range of operating systems that you can use the Logitech M90 and the Logitech B100 with. They are compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. They are both certified by Google to work with Chrome OS and Chromebook and you can use them with Linux Kernel 2.4+. In terms of Mac, the Logitech M90 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 or later and the Logitech B100 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.
Let’s recap the features of the Logitech corded computer mouses in the following comparison chart.
|Size||1.65 x 5.2 x 3.43 inches||1.65 x 5.20 x 3.43 inches|
|Weight||4.6 oz||3.84 oz|
|Precision||High-definition 1000 dpi optical sensor||800 dpi optical sensor|
|Controls||Left and right button, scroll wheel for vertical scrolling||Left and right button, scroll wheel for vertical and horizontal scrolling|
|Plug and Play||Yes||Yes|
|Connection||Corded, USB cable||Corded, USB cable|
|Compatibility||Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS||Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS|
These are all of the similarities between the Logitech M90 and the Logitech B100. Now, we will turn our attention to what makes the two corded mouses different.
They both have a left and right button on either side of the scroll wheel, but it is the scroll wheel that differs.
You will have to make the most of a traditional vertical scrolling wheel for forwarding and backward scrolling.
This scrolling wheel allows for vertical and horizontal scrolling, so you can scroll forwards and backward as well as from left to right.
The Winner Is- The Logitech B100
The optical sensor in a computer mouse determines the accuracy of the movements and cursor placement and use.
This is a high-definition mouse with a 1000 dpi (dots per inch) optical sensor.
The optical sensor is slightly less at 800 dpi, that being said, a god mouse is considered to have a dpi of between 400 and 800 dpi, so this is still a good number.
The Winner Is- The Logitech M90
Value for Money
A corded computer mouse can cost anywhere from around $7 to $12 or $13 depending on the brand.
The price tag sits at the higher end of the average price range.
It is very close to the lower end of the average price range.
The Winner Is- The Logitech B100
Pros and Cons
Because the Logitech M90 and the Logitech B100 are so similar, it might be down to the pros and cons to see which one is the better buying choice.