Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse: Everyone in your household can comfortably navigate features on your PC or Mac with this mouse, which features an ambidextrous, contoured shape with rubber grips for right- and left-handed use. The included unifying receiver allows you to wirelessly connect the mouse and up to 5 other devices to your computer, so you can enjoy freedom of motion.
Excellent except its heavy
Posted by: TheMentalist from: NY on
I recently replaced this with M315 which was also good.
a) This model, newest as of now, has better wheel to navigate the page scroll than M315 which was a disaster if you were to scroll up and down the pages through the wheel. Its wheel is grooved more so than one in M315. Thus, giving a faster scroll on page up and down. However, it is still not fast enough to scroll quickly: If you have to go down 50 pages on your monitor screen, then you might still be better to use your screen scroll for quicker scroll than with this mouse. I am liking it better than M315 because I could use for scrolling at least a number of pages quicker-I could never use M315 for scrolling even few pages up and down.
b) Also, the wheel is better quality than the one on M315 which was very cheap quality. When you scroll with this wheel, it almost never misses "the beat" in scrolling. As opposed to M315 that would miss several beats easily when turning the wheel, especially when fast.
c) One major negative for me is that it is heavy. I mean considerably heavier than M315, some due to its two AA batteries. Thus, when I move cursor, I can feel the drain on my hand. M315 was much better in that respect. Also, this one is larger in size than M315. I actually liked M315 in that respect-though smaller, it was no big deal-you get used to it.
d) On the same note, if you used any photoshop pencil tool using M315, then the movement, due to its light weight, were so free that you could not make sharp and controlled movement that required tiny manupulation. In that sense, this heavier M525 is better for those who would use it for fine photofinishing tool etc.
e) Another bad for both mice is that the middle wheel scrolling for pages up and down is never smooth. When you use the wheels to go up and down pages, you will see it is not smooth and the page moves in "jerks."
Also note that it says batteries last for 3 years compared to one for M315 that would last for 1 year is due to the fact that this one takes up 2 batteries instead of one in M315. Thus, the battery duration (depending on use anyway) should not even be counted if you want to make a decision between the two.
Above were just negative. On positive side,
i) both mice worked fast and accurately without any delays or lagging at all. I mean no lagging at all even after sleep.
ii) Amazingly enough, this mouse worked from at least 10 feet away with the same sharpness and accuracy as if it were just close. I had hit my room wall, so it might even work from farther distance without any lagging.
iii) Even more amazingly, this mouse works even with that long distance no matter what direction the mouse faces and even if it is blocked with my body or some other stuff such as blankets in the room. It has worked on all surfaces from smooth mouse pad to rough fur blanket surface.
So, if you dont mind the heaviness and need to use for pages scrolling up and down with the wheel, then this is it.
If you dont need scrolling pages up and down with mouse, then I would go for M315 because it was lighter, smaller and did not tire my hands so much; the cursor response I felt was quicker and faster from one side of computer screen to another.
a) this mouse is heavier resulting in more energy to move and thus takes little longer to move cursor from one side of screen to another, and
b) that the page scroll is still not that fast, and
c) that the page scroll is not smooth but jerky with the wheel
I would give it 4 rather than 5.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Great All Around Mouse
Posted by: Sickboy84 from: Southaven, MS on
Just bought this Logitech mouse to switch out my Kensington Trackball. Got tired of using the trackball. First off, I really like Logitech mice and have 2 others. I also have 2 Microsoft mice. The M525 is a great mouse in all aspects except for one. In terms of design it fits well in my hand. I have medium sized hands and the mouse is bigger than my V220 and smaller than my LZ6. It has an average hand size to it. I really like the quality of the trackball. It seems sturdy and has a nice rubberized grip. The sides of the mouse are also rubberized giving it a nice grip. I love the unifying nano transceiver. My other 3 mice have the old transceiver (a brick waiting to be broken) so it is nice to have the nano which fits snuggly in my laptop. The buttons are firm and overall the mouse is what I was looking for. As an added bonus the transceiver fits into the mouse when not in use. I was comparing this mouse to the Microsoft 4000 but the 4000 felt cheap and the trackball felt like a cheap piece of plastic. Now the only negative is the price. $40 for a mouse is a lot of money nowadays. The only reason I paid so much is because I had $15 in reward zone cash. Also I am not so fond of the red. My Best Buy only had the red in stock but I would have actually preferred a silver to match my Samsung laptop. Overall this is a great mouse and a great purchase. I have never had issues with any of my Logitech mice. A+
11 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Smaller is Better!!!
Posted by: MrsFast from: Bend on
This was my 2nd Logitech mouse. I recently bought a laptop and wanted to get a new mouse for it. My first one that my husband uses now with his desktop is a laser one and has been working great for the last few year. Because I heard that a laser one is better quality and newer than an optical one, I was set to buy a M510 and so I did.
I took it home and started using it. It was great except that M510 was too big for my hand since it was a full-size mouse. My index finger reached just 1/3 of the wheel with my wrist relaxed. I was getting uncomfortable reaching out. So when I was thinking of returning the M510, I asked a salesman if there was a big difference between laser and optical. He said I wouldn't be able to tell any difference if I am not a super gamer. So I decided to exchange it to M525.
I am VERY happy that I did. M525 fits my hand perfectly!! And the salesman was so right! I can't tell any difference!! This advanced optical mouse is as good as a laser mouse!! It is very responsive and works nicely without a mouse pad. The wheel is very smooth. I love the fact that it doesn't have "back & forward" bottoms on the side. I used to press the side bottoms unintentionally and it used to get me really frustrated. So tilting the wheel to go back and forward was a nice change. And yes, this has a zooming capability on pictures just like M510. This smaller mouse takes less space and is very comfortable holding it. I couldn't be happier with M525.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Fantastic Design, Extremely Ergonomic, Best Value
Posted by: PolarBearWare from: Los Angeles, CA on
This is easily the best all-around mouse I have ever encountered.
It is extremely ergonomic; I have medium-sized hands and some of the smaller wireless mice are too small to relax your hand on without your fingers trailing past the edge of the buttons, which feels unnatural. The scroll wheel & left/right scroll wheel buttons are nice.
It is extremely well designed. It comes with a simple on/off switch which conserves battery life. The USB connector is fantastically small, which means it will never interfere with other USB connectors and you can safely leave it in your laptop 24-7 without fear of it snapping off. In addition, it supports multiple simultaneous Logitech devices, maximizing your available USB ports (important for laptop users). Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that the optical tracking, while not laser, has always been flawless in my experience.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Just a usable but not a great mouse.
Posted by: Graystone55 from: Mesa, AZ on
1st I should say I purchased this mouse on-sale for $20. At that price it's worth it. If I would have paid the normal $40 BB sells it for I would not have been happy with it. It's a low-end mouse in quality although it looks conservative enough to be used on a work PC/laptop.
It's extremely lite and the batteries used are 2/3 it's weight. The battery door and outer shell covering is very thin plastic. A drop or two would surely ruin it. The one I got is red but I would guess the other colors would be the same.
The physical size is much smaller than I expected. More like a kid's mouse for little hands. I'm holding it between my fingertips as it's too far too small to fit in my hand. I might not have purchased this mouse had I tried it out ahead of time in a store instead of ordering store pickup. Not great for someone with medium to large hands. On the plus side it is a little more portable as a result.
The scroll wheel is very loose and barely has any tactile feel to it at all. It can actually be spun a bit. It is so loose that you will find you bump and move it frequently. In programs that use the scroll wheel for screen sizing or zooming, this becomes a source of frustration. They should have given this wheel a bit more resistance and tactile click feel. If you move this too fast it also seems to activate the side scrolling feature in the middle of what you're doing. It happened once while typing and scrolling this review.
It uses 2 AA batteries instead of the traditional 1. I haven't owned this mouse long enough to need to replace the battery, so I'm hoping the two batteries will make it last longer than previous 1 battery models do. The 2nd battery also gives the mouse a little more weight which is actually good as this mouse is extremely lite otherwise.
The tracking and sensitivity of the optical mechanism is great! You can actually set back and use this mouse on your pant leg if you want. This is a good mouse for diverse surfaces. I have used on wood-grain desks and metal surfaces (and my pant leg without any problems at all. I haven't tried it on a glass surface though. Best part of this mouse is the optical sensitivity.
Logitech has an issue with all of it's mice that use the unifying receivers that is annoying for me. I've had 4 mice from Logitech recently (cheap to expensive) with these receivers. They all have short range issues. The range is under 3 feet. I often put my tower PCs on the floor next to my desk. This makes the distance from the mouse to the PC front about 2.75 feet and the distance to the rear of the PC a little over 3 feet. The mouse is very unresponsive and cuts out if I try to plug the receiver in the rear USB ports. So I have to use up one of the two front USB ports to get the mouse to be in range. I wish Logitech would extend the range of their unifying receivers a foot or two. This is quite annoying.
I wish Logitech would go back to including the marvelous setpoint software in with the mouse. Now you always have to go hunting for it online as they don't include it. Setpoint is far better than the Windows mouse setup screens.
In summation, if you can get this mouse on-sale for $20 or less it's a good buy. But at the $40 retail price, it's definitely not worth it. I used to swear by Logitech mice. Now with the short range and wireless quality issues I've recently had with some of them, I'm considering other brands. $40 is too much for a low-end wireless mouse when I can get from other manufacturers for 12-20 dollars.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
responsive, excellent range, plug n play
Posted by: sunny999 from: New York, NY on
This mouse has excellent range, and is compatible with both Mac and Windows.PCs. works on almost any surface (sofa, hand, desktop surface, books). Left, right and wheel buttons have nice tactile feel. It also has a on/off switch at the bottom and a green LED indicator on top, which goes off after a few seconds.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: tyketto3 from: S A, TX on
I bought this to go with my laptop because I have MS and my fingers shake a lot and I was constantly clicking on the wrong thing. I absolutely love this mouse. It has great features and is very durable (I have dropped it numerous times) and it still works great. The only thing I can think of that I don't like is the scroll wheel is too loose and tends to roll freely at times. Other than that it's great.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Big mouse in a small package.
Posted by: jackalope357 from: Wichita Falls, TX on
Great mouse. This is the third wireless mouse that I have bought and the best. What I like best is the five function buttons it uses. As well as the regular left, right click and scroll functions it has page forward and back functions allowing me to do more with less effort.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Practical and Compact.
Posted by: Cynister from: New York, NY on
I really love this mouse. It's a good size mouse for use on the go, not too small, not too big. Neat little compartment for the receiver and battery. Works with Logitech Unifying Receiver, only need one receiver for both mouse and keyboard.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: RajofKC from: Kansas City on
Very easy to use, works accurately, so far battery life is also good after several months, lets see if it can last 3 years as claimed.