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Pleasant and solid mouse,
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This review is from: Logitech Wireless Marathon Mouse M705 With 3-year Battery Life (Personal Computers)
Had used a few logitech mice over the years. Since going wireless, logitech desktop mices have gone larger and heavier. My last 2 were both Bluetooth mice. The MX Revolution Bluetooth and the V470 Bluetooth. While they were both nice, the Revolution was kinda heavy after a whole day's use because of the rechargable battery, that lasts about 10days on 1 charge. The V470 was slightly small for daily use. I tried out the anywhere mouse MX, and it was nice but slightly small and the scroll click really annoyed me. This m705 mouse is a good size and weight balance between the big and heavy MX Revolution and the small and annoying little brother. Unlike the 2 MX mice I mentioned above this one uses a laser sensor rather than the darkfield sensor of the MX. But then again, I'm not using this mouse on a difficult surface anyway.
Things I like about this mouse:
1. Medium Size and weight (not too big, not too small, not too heavy and not too light)
2. Battery life is supposed to be incredible
3. fast and smooth scrolling.
4. This was a surprise, but there's a button hidden below the forward and back button that's assignable. I assign this "F5" refresh.
5. Much more accurate than Bluetooth mice.
6. You can stow the unifying dongle in the battery compartment if you want to travel with this mice.
Things I wish could be better:
1. The scroll wheel does not adapt to the scrolling like the MX Revolution. That is when you spin it quickly, the MX Rev will "free spin", and when you stop it, it will revert back to click scroll. This mouse, you have to physically press the button near the scroll to do "Free spin" or otherwise. On the Anywhere mouse MX you accomplish that by clicking the scroll wheel (annoying feature).
2. The Unifiying USB dongle's signal is not strong enough when it's installed on my Dell XPS 14z with all it's USB ports in the rear. I solve this issue by using an extension USB wire. But that means I will need to disconnect the dongle whenever I take my notebook with me.
3. For a travel-able sized mice that can stow the dongle in it's battery compartment, it does not come with a carrying case like the other travel mice.