Monday, October 12, 2009
Project 1: Redesigning a piece of hardware
The two pieces of hardware(or mouses) that I am comparing was the Logitech Nano Vx and the Logitech Bluetooth V470. The pros of the Logitech Nano Vx mouse is that it has a quick search button on top of the mouse. This button is use when a person has to find a certain picture or document in a hurry. Also the Logitech Nano Vx is great for left and right hand users with it's even curves. And the last features that the Logitech Nano Vx has is two scroll buttons. These buttons help the user go through documents without wasting anytime. The con of the Logitech Nano Vx is that it has a USB receiver that you need in order to use the mouse. The reason why I consider this a con because what if the user loses the receiver, then the mouse is useless. If I could make one improvement to the Logitech Nano Vx mouse, it would be to make the receiver bigger. This way people would not lose it so easily. The pros of the Logitech Bluetooth V470 mouse is that it has bluetooth wireless connectivity. This means that you don't need a cord or receiver to use this mouse. All you have to do is connect the mouse to your bluetooth that's on your computer. Another feature that this mouse has is side to side scrolling that goes along with the scrolling button. The con of the Logitech Bluetooth V470 that it needs 2 AA batteries for it to work. The reason why I say this is a con because the batteries are not rechargeable. So that means every time the batteries die, you will have get new batteries. And who feels like doing that every single time the mouse dies. If I could make one improvement to the Logitech Bluetooth V470 mouse, it would be to have rechargeable batteries for the mouse. This way users' mouses will not run out of power.