Reviews and Problems with Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
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Middle mouse button is horrible
Aaron P., Newegg
27 February 2015
Summary: I use middle mouse button almost as much as left mouse for many of the applications that I run. I am now having to click it 2-4 times before it registers even once. For gaming, I can't even use it as it is completely unreliable. VERY annoying. So, if you never use the middle mouse button, I'd recommend this mouse.
Pros: + Long distance - 15+ feet to the couch with no loss of control + Works well on most surfaces (haven't tried glass) + Accurate (doesn't jump all over the place)
Cons: - Middle mouse but is horrible - barely registers - Laser position is on far edge of the mouse, making it sometimes not act as I would expect. (Not a huge problem)
Summary: In the $40-$60 price point there are many better mice out there. Wouldn't recommend this mouse for anyone, unless you really want to annoy them. Long term reliability is a problem according to a Google search seems the left mouse button dies a quick death on many of them. (I should have done this search before purchasing this mouse, but relied on Logitech's reputation.) Next time I'll look at another manufacturer when I shop for mice.
Pros: Fairly comfortable to use, nice features (if you are able to use the Logitech software.)
Cons: Has a mind of its own when scrolling. You scroll to where you want to go and it invariably bounces back up, and sometimes just keeps going. Finally uninstalled the setpoint software, and changed it from smooth to click scrolling, and got control of the mouse. Now it doesn't seem to be a haunted mouse anymore, but I've lost the functionality that comes with the setpoint software. Really disappointed in this mouse, especially for the price. My $5 mouse I bought for my l...
Excerpt: Before someone flames me for this let me digress; I work in high rf environments and travel frequently and am forced to use computers in some of the strangest conditions. That being said I have hunted high and low for a solid, reliable and comfortable wireless mouse and still have found none. This one came close though and at home it does well most of the time.
Excerpt: The 3 years battery live sold me. Plus, it fits my hand and nice to hold.But it's hard to work with. I do a lot of excel spreadsheet, which involves plenty of clicks and drags. With this mouse, my clicks are not precise and dragging a box takes twice as much time. The positioning of the laser near the top-right corner may be to blame.I went back to using my wired mouse, which has a laser in the middle. Now I can work as smooth as before.
Cons: Over on the Logitech K270 Black 8 function keyboard page I wrote a review that covers a lot of what I am about to say since I bought both this and that keyboard together. I bought these two items strictly for my living room couch and TV setup where my computer is connected to my TV. I thought it would be incredibly tacky to have wires and felt it would be nice for the overall flow/vibe of my home to be able to sit back on the couch using my wireless devices. WRONG. Th...
Summary: While working on my computer this afternoon (7/25/2014) it suddenly stopped working. So I tried swapping the battery. I still did not work. I tried swapping the usb port. Still not working. I checked Logitech's support site, it recommended running their "Unity" tool. That did not work either. So I called their tech support department. I went through all the steps with the agent, who after all that disconnected my call while putting me on hold. So I called back.
Pros: Comfortable and Easy to handle
Cons: Will not operate on most surfaces, its actually even very picky about the mouse pad you use with it.
Excerpt: I have no idea what they were thinking, or even if they were but this is the most frustrating computer device I have ever owned. Installation was seamless, when they say plug and play that is exactly what they mean. I was up and running in less than a minute. Ergonomically it fits your hand perfectly. The action and response is very good as well. No jumping or sticking at all, it's operation is very smooth.
Summary: I use this from my couch, PC is hooked up to a TV. It does a good job at basic tasks, the 10ft wireless range I get from that tiny receiver is impressive, I've owned this mouse for over a year and it's still on the original batteries. It's a pretty solid mouse, the reason I gave it 2 eggs is because it is worthless for gaming, the laser is way off to the side so it just doesn't feel right, when I was using an MX518 all it took was a small twitch of the wrist to do a 180...
Pros: Long battery life, reliable, back/forward buttons, good wireless range.
Summary: Put your $40 towards a better mouse which isn't designed by an intern.
Pros: feels nice in the hand. decent button setup. uses unifying receiver system. really want to like it, except...
Cons: RIDICULOUS design flaw that makes it unusable: the optical sensor is located on the far left (if you look at the mouse from the bottom). It should have been near the right, or more towards the "center of mass". This may not sound like a problem, until you try to use it, and realize you have to entirely re-train your hand - because you have to move the entire mouse, not just the "center of mass" like you're used to doing. Extremely disappointed with Logitech for screwi...
Summary: I would especially not recommend this mouse to anyone utilizing 3D or CAD software. After testing 3 of them, they all act the same way. We cannot click and hold the middle-button for pan or rotate within our software. We have better luck setting the "thumb button" as a middle button, but that is a work-around and not a solution. Back to the M510!
Pros: -Great size, feel in hand. -Easy to configure in Set Point software. -Thumb button for "Application-switching" is another great button to customize. -More buttons to customize than our previous mice.
Cons: -Scroll wheel is hyper-sensitive! If you were to pickup the mouse and tilt it up or down, your screen will scroll like you were playing Wii. -Unable to use the middle button due to the scroll sensitivity.