The Logitech M310 Wireless Optical Mouse is like a Light Weight Curling Ball
Jul 11, 2012
Review by Thomas Wikman
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Small receiver, secure receiver compartment, light, ergonomic, silent scroll wheel.
Cons:Small receiver, pricey, slides too easily, made in China.
The Bottom Line: The Logitech M310 Wireless Optical Mouse comes in many colors and is well designed. However, I really don’t like the way it slides.
I bought this Logitech M310 Wireless Optical Mouse about six months ago at Office Max for about twenty dollars. There were several designs to select from but I chose the blue shards design. It is very stylish. However, I liked silver and blue as well. Since there is no reviewable entry on epinions.com (there are deals though) for the blue shard color I am writing my review under silver (well it’s just the color).
Recommend this product?
Wireless Versus Wired
I own a number wired as well as wireless mice. The obvious advantage of wireless mice is that you don’t have a wire that can get in the way. Some disadvantages of wireless mice are that they require batteries, and thus typically are heavier, they may have a noticeable lag, interference is possible, and the receivers may get lost. In general I like to use wired mice when the wire is not an issue, for example, for my desktop that is sitting in the same place all the time, and does not have many devices connected to it. In other situations I like wireless mice.
Overview of the Logitech M310 Wireless Optical Mouse
The Logitech M310 Wireless Optical Mouse is a large plug and play mouse and it is very easy to use. You insert one AA battery, plug in the nano receiver into a USB port, and then you go. It was instantly recognized by my Windows 7 and Windows XP computers.
It features a 2.4 GHz wireless connection, a contoured shape with rubber grips, an on/off button, and it has a scroll wheel and two click buttons (left and right), just like most mice. It also features an automatic sleep mode that kicks in after a few minutes if you don’t use it. The AA battery allegedly lasts 12 months and so far so good.
The receiver is very small. It is the smallest I’ve seen. Therefore it can easily get lost. However, inside the battery compartment there is a place for the receiver where you put it when you are not using the mouse.
According to the specs the mouse is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS 10.4 or later. It comes with a three year limited hardware warranty and support. It is made in China.
My Experience and Opinion on the Logitech M310 Wireless Optical Mouse
The mouse is quite ergonomic. Unlike some wireless mice it is fairly light with almost all weight coming from the single AA battery. It is comfortable to hold and the rubber grips help. The nano receiver is quite small and the storage place for it inside the battery compartment is not obvious. You have to remember to open up the battery compartment. It is easier to see and remember the receiver storage when it is visibly located under the mouse. Therefore there is a risk that you can lose the receiver. I almost lost it a couple of times. On the other hand the fact that the receiver is small makes it virtually impossible to break it when it is plugged in. There is nothing sticking out. In addition if you do remember to put in its place when you are done you will never lose it.
Other good things about the Logitech M310 Wireless Optical Mouse are that it is responsive, I don’t lose traction often, and the scrollable wheel is completely silent even though it gives comfortable resistance. The buttons are comfortable to click and make a quiet but noticeable click sound.
One thing I don’t like about this mouse is how easily it slides. I like a little bit of resistance but this mouse does not have any rubber feet, just some sort of plastic. I can use most of my mice directly on the desk but this one glides so easily that controlling it becomes difficult. Using it with a mouse pad does not help. Using it with the paper side of a writing pad is about the only thing that works. Perhaps I just need to find the right mouse pad. In any case this mouse would be great for table curling if there is such a thing.
Well personally I don’t really like it because of the way it slides, and it is a little pricey. However, as mentioned I might not have the right mouse pad, and others may like the low friction. Considering the many other positive features I still recommend it but reluctantly and with caution and I give it three stars.
Amount Paid (US$): 20.00
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