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Logitech M705 Wireless Marathon Mouse
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- Hyper-fast scrolling lets you fly through long documents and Web pages. Wireless operating distance: Approximately 10 square meters
- The sculpted, right-hand shape guides your hand to a naturally comfortable position. Battery type: 2 AA batteries
- The tiny Logitech Unifying receiver stays in your notebook. The receiver is located in the back of the mouse within the battery compartment
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From the manufacturer
- Runs up to 3 years without a battery change
- Comes with two AA batteries
- Wireless simplicity—tiny Logitech Unifying receiver stays in your laptop
- Hyper-fast scrolling
- Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.5 or later, and Chrome OS
Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
Power to spare
Here's a wireless mouse that keeps on running—not just month after month, but for years*. The Marathon Mouse M705 uses less than half the battery power of comparable wireless mice, so you can keep powering through the task at hand without missing a beat.
*Battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions.
Extended battery life
Save time, money and the planet by practically eliminating battery changes.
Hyper-fast scroll wheel
Fly through long documents and web pages with a single spin.
Contoured shape and finger rests poise your hand for comfortable control.
Precision cursor control
Smooth, accurate laser grade tracking, even on challenging surfaces like a polished desk**.
** The laser grade sensor does not work on glass or mirrors.
Tiny Logitech Unifying receiver
One plug-and-forget USB receiver stays in your notebook and let you connect up to six Unifying- compatible devices like keyboards and mice.
Note: The receiver is located in the back of the mouse within the battery compartment.
- Windows 10,8,7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- Mac OS X 10.5 or later
- Chrome OS
- USB port
What's in the box?
- Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
- Logitech Unifying receiver
- 2 AA batteries
- User documentation
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|Color||Black And Silver||Black||black||Black||Black||Plane Black|
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|Item Dimensions||4.3 x 1.6 x 2.6 in||2.5 x 4.38 x 1.75 in||3.9 x 5.1 x 1.9 in||3.1 x 4.5 x 2 in||8 x 6 x 3 in||1.54 x 3.73 x 2.24 in|
|Item Weight||3.2 ounces||4.55 ounces||5.19 ounces||3.52 ounces||0.54 lb||3.28 ounces|
|Platform||Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger||Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger||Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8||Windows XP, Linux, DOS, Windows, Windows 7||—||Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 10|
Logitech marathon mouse m705 lets you power on. It uses less than half the power of comparable mice, so you’ll go up to three full years between battery changes.
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It does have some nice features with the long battery life, two scroll wheel options and wireless functionality, but these are meaningless in light of the clicker problems. Some users have posted videos / guides on the internet about how to open the mouse up and fix the issue but I don't have any intention to perform surgery on it.
Give that this isn't a one off issue and many other users have the same problem, I would not recommend buying this mouse.
UPDATE 11/29/16 - Review changed from two stars to one star: I've had to warranty this mouse twice now with Logitech - both times have been a HUGE hassle with the service representative taking almost 2 weeks to respond in some instances. The warranty process took almost 2 months each time and was not efficient. I have also recently had similar issues with the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 which randomly stops working. I've had enough of these unreliable products from Logitech and will be purchasing input devices from another manufacturer going forward.
You don't know what to do with the receiver when transporting your laptop?
First, the mouse does have a compartment for the receiver. The receiver is tiny already, so most people will just leave it inserted in their laptops during transport. However if you wish to store it with the mouse, you can do so. It does not require you to take out the batteries themselves to store the receiver, but you do have to take the battery cover off to access the compartment.
The mouse is too heavy for you?
The most awesome and rarely mentioned feature about the mouse is the ability to modify its weight and center of gravity by only using one AA battery instead of two. The reason this is so cool is because it gives you an option to lower the weight of the mouse if you think it is too heavy with 2 batteries (I thought so). You can also to change the way the weight feels in your hand by placing the battery in the slot closest to the center of the mouse or closer to the back of the mouse. Some people prefer the weight of the mouse to be on the back while others prefer it to be more centered. I left mine in the center.
How does it work with just one battery?
If you notice, the two batteries in its compartment are used in parallel (both installed looking the same way), instead of 'in series' like most electronics do (going the opposite way). The mouse works on 1.5 volts instead of 3.0 volts like the usual 2 AA battery equipment would. This is what permits the 3 year battery time. Of course, using one battery means it will probably only last about half the time as using two. I'm not an electrical engineer so I don't have much knowledge regarding the efficiency of using two instead of one battery.
How does this compare to other logitech mice in size and weight?
I use a wired Logitech G9 Laser Mouse for my desktop pc, which weights 122 grams with no additional optional weights inside. I just add 4 grams of weight for my preferences. In comparison the Marathon M705 weighs 88 grams without batteries. With one battery it weighs 112 grams and 136 grams with two. The batteries it comes with weigh 24 grams each (other brands of batteries might have a different weight). So, with two batteries this mouse is heavier than a G9 even though it is slightly shorter lengthwise and slightly thinner as well. The M705 is about 4.5 inches long, 2.8 inches wide, and 1.5 inches tall.
As a G9 user, this was the closest feel I could find in a wireless mouse. All other ones either felt too big forcing you to place your entire palm on them and disallow an optional claw grip or felt not wide enough for my hands. I enjoy the width of the G9, and even though the M705 is not as wide and connecting with as much of my palm as I would want it, it does not make my hand cramp up as most other narrower portable mice and I can use it for games without feeling like I'm using a non-full-featured mouse. It is the perfect blend of portable and full sized featured mouse.
My only gripes:
The DPI on the mouse cannot be modified. This is understandable as it is not a gaming mouse. When compared to the G9, it seems that is it is permanently set at 1000 dpi. Another problem is that it has negative acceleration. This means that when you move it fast from side to side, it registers less movement the faster you move it. This only occurs at high speed movements, such as doing a quick turn on a first person shooter game. Again, I don't detract from the rating of the mouse, because it is not meant for gaming, but I thought I would include this in the review as some people might want this information.
Edit: I'm adding an image of the M705 vs G9 to the product page so you can judge the size difference. I looked for this online but it seems not too many G9 owners have yet bought this mouse since it hasn't been out for very long.
There are zillions of different models of mice, and lots of tradeoffs you have to consider. Comparing this older Marathon M705 with the newer MX Anywhere 2 illustrates some of these tradeoffs.
The MX Anywhere 2 can track on almost any surface. It has a permanent internal battery that recharges via standard micro USB cable, which is more convenient in my opinion than recharging the AA batteries in the M705. And it can connect to your laptop via bluetooth, if you want to free up a USB port, or via Logitech unifying receiver (the same one that comes with the M705).
But the MXA2 is more expensive than the M705, and for me, the big thing is comfort. My hands are slightly bigger than average and my fingers are longer than average. The MXA2 is too small for me to use comfortably for long periods of time. When holding it, my fingers stick way out beyond the end of the mouse. It's not horrible, just a bit awkward - especially after a while.
In contrast, the Marathon M705 is a little bigger (but still easy to travel with) and has, for me, perfect ergonomics. It's super comfortable to use.
I ended up returning the MXA2 and purchasing a second M705 to use at home and when traveling.
For some folks, the MXA2 will be more comfortable, or at least won't be as uncomfortable as it is for me. And the MXA2's ability to track on nearly any surface will be more valuable to some people than to me.
For me, the M705's strengths, not to mention its lower cost, make it the best choice for me.
The unfortunate thing about buying online is you can't hold the mouse first to get a sense of its ergonomics and comfort. So I strongly recommend going to a local store and holding difference mice to see which one is more comfortable before purchasing online.