Reviews and Problems with Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
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Really had hopes for this one
Midwest stage manager, Staples
26 November 2014
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.
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.
Excerpt: Out of the package I found the wheel to not have any "clicking stops" as I spun the wheel. I could give the wheel a spin and it would scroll way down the page. At first I thought that was pretty good. I could do some fast scrolling for a change. But then I found the screen scrolling all by itself because the wheel didn't have any stopping detents. Any vibration would cause the screen to scroll up or down or both.
Summary: The first thing i noticed when using this mouse is the tracking felt inconsistent and inaccurate. Then i realized it has nothing to do with the sensor quality or how well the sensor 'sees' the surface, but it has to do with the designed location of the laser sensor. Most mice it is in the middle, or very near the middle of the mouse. The M705 has it located near the edge of the mouse, nearest your ring/ pinky finger. I believe this is the reason tracking is so difficult.
Excerpt: I purchased this mouse because I was intrigued by its design and its promise of super long battery life. On this, my second day of use, however, I'm quickly and suddenly realizing the roller wheel in the middle is making me jump up and down all over the place in scrolling. That is, once I've used the roller wheel to get to a faraway place in a pdf, it suddenly goes back up without me even touching it!
Summary: Clicking the button behind the scroll wheel changes it to ratchet or to free wheel. The button is in the way with the scrolling feature rubbing against the scrolling finger. It is important to me not to have the added tactile feel when using the mouse. I would rather have better recessed or just some where else out of the way.
Summary: The M705 is an alright mouse. That's what I'll say about it. If you've never used a quality mouse, you might not be able to tell that it's performance is sub-par. I assure you, however, that it is. Relatively small, the M705 fits well in my relatively small hands. I can't really imagine palming this mouse, but I can't really imagine palming any mouse. All of the buttons and the scroll wheel are nice and responsive, save one problem I will cover later.
Summary: Great wireless mouse. Works great.... and then after about 6 months, the left click gives out and you have to fix it. And fixing it can come close to breaking it if you're not careful. The left click broke twice me for after about a year and I had to buy a replacement. But it is a good mouse to buy, if you can get it cheap online.
Excerpt: After reading reviews, I decided on this mouse to replace my extremely old and recently deceased Logitech MX 700, which I adored. Most reviewers online love the M705. Unfortunately, I'm not one of these masses. Ironically, my complaints seem unusual compared to the few reservations most listed. Many people complained about the tracking and wheel, but I had no issues with those....