Summary: Got this for my laptop for when I travel. Funny thing is that I've also started using it for my computer as well. Love the fact one can store the receiver inside the mouse and take it along with you.
Pros: Lightweight, laser, wireless, good feel
Cons: Wireless, but the reason is because it requires line of sight to transmit. As long as one uses a port hub on the desk and plug the receiver in, you're golden.
Pros: Nice comfortable feel. Smooth tracking and responsive. Purchased for a laptop.
Cons: Defective scroll wheel resulted in return/replacement. Wheel feels like it is out of round and it binds. I have never had this problem with a Logitech mouse and this is about the 20th one that I have purchased. I hope the replacement is better.
Summary: The Microsoft 5000 series wireless mouse I had would not let me play games unless I relocated the USB transmitter to the desktop with an extension cable. Otherwise the cursor would take a brief pause on its way to the weapon I was selecting. This is annoying in MS Word, but it's death in a video game. I'm not primarily a gamer, but sometimes it just didn't work unless I moved my off hand out of the way or something. This mouse has no such problem!
Cons: -Detents on scroll wheel (if you prefer a smooth scroll wheel). -Size? The following are not cons, I just needed more space for the review. I admit that I have not pushed the mouse to it's limits. My angle is that I just wanted a mouse without wires that worked well over the short distance between my computer on the floor and my mouse on the desktop. I don't have any comments on the transmitter being hard to remove because I haven't ever removed it. I haven't programm...
Summary: If you own the M305 model, this mouse is only slightly larger. It is NOT a full sized mouse. But then, I do own the M305 as well and wanted one with the unifying receiver, preferring a smaller mouse and the M505 fits the bill! M305: 2 1/4"W, 3 3/4"L, 1 1/2"H M505: 2 3/8"W, 4"L, 1 1/2"H For Linux users: If you have access to a Windows machine, you can configure extra Logitech devices that use the unifying receiver.
Pros: All Logitech mice glide well, but some better than others, this is one of them. On my cloth mouse pad this mouse slides very easily. As usual, the buttons are neither too light nor firm. The unifying nano-receiver is tiny and there is a place to store it inside the battery compartment. And not to be too girly about it, but I love the sparkle in the red body.
Cons: It doesn't do the dishes, laundry, vacuuming or wash windows.
Summary: The unifying receiver is great, just don't rough around with too much, since the black plastic cover could break off. Not a deal breaker or anything like that.
Pros: This is a very comfortable mouse to use. The batteries really will last surprisingly long. Mine has been beaten up pretty bad, yet it is holding up great. It has a sleep mode that it reverts to after ten or fifteen minutes, preserving the battery. Out wakes instantly with activity. Nothing fancy, no extra buttons, so very practical for those wanting a simple quality mouse.
Summary: I've only used it for a little bit (less than a day) so I'll give it another week or two before I decide what I'm going to do with this thing.
Pros: None yet.
Cons: Very small, I don't think you understand how small this thing is, at least I didn't. The pictures on the sites and the reviews made this seem like a more normal sized mouse, but it's so small it hurts my hand. And I'm not a 'I need a giant mouse' guy. The tracking on this thing is very very bad. Randomly shuts off.