Pros:3 year battery life; expandable to use with 6 devices; feels GREAT!
Cons:That 3 year battery life turned out to be just shy of 11 months...
The Bottom Line: The Logitech M525 is the most perfect mouse I have met yet! For the price, the Logitech M525 is a great mouse that feels good to use!
****Well, when I wrote this review, I was really hoping the mouse would have a battery life of at least 18 months...that is 1/2 of its 3 year claim. Alas, the battery died today, just shy of 11 months. STILL, that is a pretty good lifespan for batteries in an oft used mouse! I still love this mouse!***
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In November of 2010, I purchased a netbook and a Logitech M305 wireless mouse. I have been extremely happy with that mouse, thinking I had found the PERFECT mouse. In fact, several times I had given serious thought to buying a couple more, when they were on sale cheap, to stash away when the end came for my mouse.
A few weeks ago, my husband went shopping. Among the things he returned with was a new mouse. My initial response was to be slightly annoyed, since he had JUST bought a brand new mouse not that long ago. Then he showed me the mouse. It was love at first sight when I saw the Logitech M525!
See, for all that I loved about my M305, the M525 was my mouse on steroids! I don’t think my husband was too overjoyed that I was taking over this new mouse. I really think he intended it for himself. Then again he figured I was in a devoted relationship with my M305!!
What initially caught my attention is the fact that the Logitech M525 is slightly longer than the M305. See, in all my blinded love of the M305, I kept wishing it fit in my hand just a little bit better. If I used my M305 too long, I would have slight pain in my wrist. I was hoping the M525 would be the answer to the problem.
When I took the Logitech M525 out of the box, I was very happy find that it felt as good in my hand as I was anticipating. Then I looked in the box again, and saw that there were 2 AA batteries included. My first thought was why 2, my M305 took only 1 AA battery. My husband then told me that my new mouse had an expected battery life of 3 years. 3 YEARS!! Oh my! Now, my M305 wasn’t exactly a battery drainer. I would use batteries that were too weak to operate anything else, and STILL get months of use from them with the M305. I can not even begin to imagine not changing the battery for 3 years! I will really try to remember to come back and tell you if they really did last that long…of course by THAT point the Logitech M525 will be long obsolete…
The next thing my husband pointed out was that the Logitech M525’s receiver is also able to support a wireless keyboard, something that I think I want now and then. When I looked at the box, I found that Logitech calls the receiver a “unifying receiver”, capable of supporting up to 6 different devices. I am not sure what 6 devices that might be, but being able to add a keyboard if I choose is a real bonus!
About that receiver, it is a nano receiver that is about the size of a nickel. It plugs into a USB port when is use. If you are using the Logitech M525 in a laptop , the receiver can be stored inside of the battery compartment of the mouse. There is a latch on the bottom of the mouse that slides to open the battery compartment on the top of the mouse.
The Logitech M525 has the standard left and right click buttons. The scroll wheel feels like it is a free scrolling wheel, but Logitech claims there are a bunch of tiny grooves that make it very sensitive. I don’t know, maybe if I did something really delicate on my computer, I might actually notice these little clicks. As for how I use my mouse, I think it feels like a free spinning scroll wheel.
The scroll wheel DOES have a very cool feature. The scroll wheel itself tilts left and right, allowing you to easily go back or forward between pages in the browser. While I find this feature really cool and it seems useful, I admit to not using it. I just don’t think about it.
Like most mouses(mice, meese?) on the market today, the Logitech M525 is ergonomically designed. It feels so right in my hand. It is designed to be reversed for left-handed users. This design gives me a place to hold onto. The sides are slightly rubberized, to ease the grip. There is a strip through the rubber, but I can only think this is for decorative purposes and not for any function enhancement of the mouse.
My M305 had this really annoying red light on the bottom. It was how that mouse tracked. The only thing I can say about that being missed on the M525, is that it made locating a dropped mouse REALLY easy! The Logitech M525 uses a different laser.
Unlike mouses of the past, the Logitech M525 is capable of being used on any surface except glass! That means your choice mouse pads is unlimited!! I have even used my leg and my cat’s back…By the way, cats don’t make the best of mouse pads…
Amount Paid (US$): 15