Logitech Cordless Desktop S520
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Rutledge Feman
Date: 10-05-2008
Provided by: Logitech
SetPoint Software

The first screenshot shows the mouse selection screen, where you can customize each button to do most any task. You can select from a preset list of tasks or even enter in a keystroke assignment and create your own task. The next section controls mouse movement, and allows you to adjust things like pointer speed, pointer acceleration and pointer trails. Next up is mouse game settings, which allows you to change the way the mouse behaves when a game is detected. The final screen shows your mouse battery life. Out of the box, Logitech claims you can expect up to 15 months of battery life for the keyboard and up to 8 months for the mouse.

Here we have the SetPoint options for the S520 keyboard. The first set allows you to adjust hot key functions, either from a preset list or you can specify your own keystroke assignment. Next up is the function key assignments - essentially the same as the hot keys, where you can select from a list or assign your own. The third screen allows you to enable keyboard security, which encrypts the data sent from the board to the wireless receiver. Next we have the battery level screen. The last options section allows you to disable certain keys that you may not use or accidentally press often, such as caps lock and the Windows start key.

Logitech has used their SetPoint software for quite a while now with their hardware, which is perfectly fine with me. I like not having to learn a new software suite each time I use a different Logitech input device. Plus, SetPoint is very well thought out and offers a ton of easy-to-use customization options. This also allows Logitech to fine-tune SetPoint and make it as good as it can possibly be.

Continue ahead as we put the S520 to the test.

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