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Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 - Black/Grey (910-002696)

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #26 in Mice

Posted

Pros: Wireless, Unifying Receiver, uses two AA batteries, perfect size for my hand, is optical

Cons: Feet wear out quickly, scroll wheel moves a bit too freely

I love this mouse so much I have a herd of four of them. For my desktop machine, I have one mouse on my desk and another one on the nightstand by my bed (I use it like a remote). The other two are for my notebook computer (one to use and one spare). The size of the mouse falls between laptop mice (mouses? meeces?) and full sized mice. I have trouble hanging onto laptop sized mice and full sized mice feel like boulders in my hand. This mouse is a perfect fit for me.

The biggest plusses for the M525 is it's wireless and the Unifying Receiver that lets the mouse talk to the computer. Unifying Receiver is Logitech's name for a receiver that can be used with up to six different compatible devices, such as keyboards and mice. Instead of using up to six USB ports on your computer, all you need is the one receiver. The receiver is also tiny so it doesn't stick out a couple of inches, just waiting to get knocked off. Devices compatible with the Unifying Receiver have a place where one can store an unused Unifying Receiver when using more than one device with one receiver.

The mouse is powered by two AA batteries. Claims for battery life are greatly exaggerated, even if one is religious about turning the mouse off when not in use (like I will remember every time) but, using Sanyo Eneloop prechargeable batteries (they hold their charge much longer than normal rechargebles), I can get several months life out the pair. Changing the batteries is easy. There is an easy to use on/off switch on the bottom of the mouse.

Since this is an optical mouse, there isn't any ball to collect crud that will eventually cause the ball to seize up.

The scroll wheel moves more freely than I (and, I'm sure, most other people) particularly care for. I was able to get used to it, however.

The feet on the mouse I use at my desk (the one that gets the most use) started dragging after about six months of use. I contacted Logitech about getting replacement feet. They replied they don't sell replacement feet but offered to replace the mouse under warranty. I passed on that since I would have had to pay shipping on the return and the mouse I received back would probably wear out its feet in the same amount of time. Instead, I found some Teflon mouse tape (http://www.amazon.com/CS-Hyde-PTFE-Mouse-Color/dp/B003DZ16X4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387345143&sr=8-1&keywords=mouse+tape) that is fairly easy to apply on top of the original feet and will last for several months, despite being rather thin. When the mouse, with the Teflon tape applied, is used on a hard surfaced mouse pad, the mouse glides across the pad like it was on ice.

Posted

Pros: Battery Life, Ergonomic, Nano Receiver

Cons: Not Free?

Had this little guy, and yes it is little, for a good amount of time now to write a review. What had me sold was the slogan stating battery lasts 3yrs. Well depends on use I'm sure but it still is crazy long with hard everyday use, maybe 5-6 months and thats not turning it off when not in use. Very ergonimic for both left and right handed people, very comfortable and nice feel with the rubberized grips along the sides. I got lucky it was on sale for 19.99 and had a coupon for $20 off any $20 purchase or more from Staples.thumb.gif
Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 - Black/Grey (910-002696)
Description:

With micro-precise scrolling, ultra-smooth cursor control and super-long-and-reliable battery power, the compact Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 screams control-and personal style in your choice of sweet color combinations.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandLogitech
EAN0097855080929
FeatureMicro-precision scroll wheel: Faster, easier web navigation plus advanced optical sensor for smooth tracking on more surfaces Extended battery life: Go for up to three years without a battery change (Battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions) Compact comfort in cool colors: Ergonomic shape, soft rubber grips and great style that's easy to take anywhere Multi-device wireless receiver: Tiny Unifying receiver connects up to six Unifying-compatible devices For Windows and Mac computers: Works with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OS X 10.5 or later
LabelLogitech
ManufacturerLogitech
Model910-002696
MPN910-002696
PublisherLogitech
SKU148660
StudioLogitech
TitleLogitech Wireless Mouse M525 - Black/Grey (910-002696)
UPC230494864707
Warranty3 year limited
ColorBlack/Grey
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementQA98-910-002696 910-002696 123882
Item Height7.09 inches
Item Length8.27 inches
Item Width2.28 inches
NumberOfItems1
Package Height2.6 inches
Package Length8.43 inches
Package Weight0.66 pounds
Package Width7.4 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumber910-002696
ProductGroupCE
ProductTypeNameCOMPUTER_INPUT_DEVICE
UPCList - UPCListElement230494864707 097855080929
Item Weight0.6 pounds
IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
LegalDisclaimerUSA
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