Logitech - M325 Wireless Optical Mouse - Red

Logitech M325 Wireless Mouse: This mouse's scroll wheel is ribbed, and the round, contoured body comes with rubber grips, so it's comfortable to use with your left or right hand.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Logitech M325 Wireless Optical Mouse
  • Logitech Unifying receiver, AA battery
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21115 out of 21561)

Features


Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking technology

Improved LED light positioning makes this optical mouse more responsive and accurate.

Logitech Advanced 2.4GHz wireless connection

Wirelessly connects to the included Unifying nano-receiver, which plugs in to your computer's USB port and works across an array of Unifying-compatible wireless devices.

5-button design, including the scroll wheel's tilt function

The scroll wheel is ribbed for extra grip and includes a tilt function to go back or forward while surfing the Web.*

Contoured build

Ambidextrous, contoured shape with rubber grips, so this mouse can be used comfortably whether you're right- or left-handed.

* Tilt wheel will not support backward/forward on Apple® computers but will support Dashboard, Exposé or Spaces (when you select in System Preferences).

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Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 21557 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A sweet little mouse with a ton of features!

    Posted
    Gtech999

    Value for Price: I gave this section 5 stars because you can't ask for much more on a $25 mouse. It has a precision wheel that also doubles as a back and forward during browsing or skipping pages in a PDF document. It has a increased precision laser of slightly cheaper mice and seems to work on just about any surface. So far my stone end tables with wood border and fluffy blanket are no match to this laser. To top it off the 18 month battery life (which I have yet to test fully) is just icing on the cake. The mouse will probably be broke before that time :P Compatibility: True meaning of plug and play. I plugged it in and in 10 secs the drivers were installed and I was in action on Windows 7 Home Premium. It required 1 Microsoft Update that was a small download and didn't require a restart. Design: It feels good in my hand and I would think that I have average size male hands, the buttons are easy to press and the shiny black with design (others available) matches my new Toshiba laptop fairly well. Ease of Use: I find it fairly easy to use. Not as easy as a full size mouse but still pretty good. Having a the wheel double up as forward and back buttons is also handy. Overall: For $25 on sale I don't think I could ask for a better mobile mouse. I feel comfortable taking it with me and leaving the nano interface in the laptop, and knowing that the battery won't die. It only requires a single AA battery which is handy as well, I usually have a spare sitting around. The excellant laser seems to work well on my couch which is what I bought it for. Also it advertises a 30 foot range which I have yet to test, but if I were to hook my laptop up to a TV I could control it from almost anywhere in my living room. Overall? Great mouse, great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought it on Black Friday, I love it!

    Posted
    SNV23

    Okay so I was joking about the not being able to cuddle with it at night. haha. Right now, I am using my lap top A LOT (10+hrs a day) mainly for school. I got a little sick of using my touchpad, mainly because of the way I type. I will be typing out something long and important, and because part of my palm hits the touchpad, it decides to highlight what I'm typing. Well, when I'm in the middle of typing, I'm not going to notice that it's highlighted my work until I've already typed over it. It's just annoying when I'm working in MS Starter, because I can hit the undo button. But other places, I can't. I don't know how many times I've had 300-500+ words typed, highlighted unintentionally, then typed over my work. It's infuriating!! So, I got the wired mouse that came with my old desktop and tried to use it. When I am sitting at my desk, I have the cord draped back under my keyboard tray. I will move the mouse, thus moving the cord. The cord will touch my foot, feeling like a bug or a mouse. I will scream and push myself back from my desk so hard I slam into what's behind me thinking I have another mouse in my room. (I have two rats, but for some reason wild mice kinda give me the creeps) So, when I saw a $30 mouse on sale for $10 black friday, I went for it. This mouse is awesome! I am sitting on my bed right now and I'm using my mattress as a mousepad, and it's working great! I haven't used it for that long, but I have yet to find a problem with it. :) Definitely consider this as a main option while shopping for a wireless mouse. It fits into my hand nicely, is easy to use, is smooth, and it absolutely beautifully awesome looking!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Generally great but one minor design snafu

    Posted
    LafnJohnM
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This review applies to both the Logitech M325 and the Microsoft 3500 except as noted Both mice are well designed from an ergonomic standpoint with slightly concave edges for the thumb and ring/pinky fingers. The left and right buttons are under a flexible smooth top and provide easy click and doubleclicking, though the Microsoft mouse has a slightly more pronounced feel and sound of the the click. Both are fine. The wheel of the Logitech mouse rolls very smoothly whereas the Microsoft wheel has clearly defined detent positions about every 1/8" of rotation. As with the clicking, preferences are more a matter of taste than functionality. Both work fine though it is a bit more difficult to regulate a "standard one notch" movement as defined in mouse settings. I found no need to install drivers on my XP machines, the standard Windows drivers were installed automatically the first time after a few seconds. The aspect which most impressed me was the range of the wireless connection. Having had for a couple years to put up with a very old wireless mouse which I had to almost literally hang the dongle over the edge of the desk so the old mouse could talk to it, I was amazed when I started checking the range... wow, 3 feet! Lordy, 10 feet... Holy Mackerel, 30 feet!!! I had to have my girlfriend watch the screen to see that the cursor was moving. Sheesh! 35 feet and through a wall is around where I gave up deciding that I wasn't going to be playing with the computer from different rooms or from 30 or even 10 feet away. Battery life is impressive, though as with most devices I use NiMH rechargeable batteries. They last easily over a month without turning the mice off. However, Logitech dropped the ball a bit on the placement of the storage notch for the dongle (excuse me, 'nano-receiver') imho. Logitech placed it inside the battery compartment so that every time you want to insert or remove the dongle from its storage, you have to open the battery flap. Personally I find this a bit annoying and also creates a possible situation where the battery could be knocked loose. Microsoft on the other hand has the dongle storage recess on the base outside of the battery compartment. Some may find this to be a bit snippy of a distinction, but as a troubleshooter, I find that the less chance you give a person to screw something up (ie - knock a battery loose), the better the overall design for a consumer product. Both retail at BB for about $30, but I got the Logitech on sale for $12.99. So what if it has idiotic markings on it? :) So I guess my suggestion would be that if you aren't in dire need of a wireless mouse but want one, check in every week or two and wait for the item to go on sale. But all else (price) being equal, I'd recommend the Microsoft 3500 over the Logitech M325.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Mouse for the money

    Posted
    rjhill0489
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    initially purchased this mouse (along with one with the Purple Swirl design) because I needed to replace my wife's wireless mouse for her netbook and one for my new laptop. I've been using Logitech products for a number of years and definitely have always been impressed with the quality of products they produce. One of the first features that drew me to this particular mouse was the inclusion of the Unifying receiver. The receiver is compact, barely protruding from the USB port, which allows it to be left in the laptop for transport (or it can also be stored in the battery compartment of the mouse in the convenient storage slot). And, through the Logitech SetPoint software, it allows the connection of other devices using a Unifying receiver technology though a single receiver instead of having to have multiple receivers for each separate device, freeing up your USB ports for any other devices you may need to connect to your computer (a fact that makes me wish I had picked up a couple more of these great mice to replace my trusty Logitech MX 300 on my desktop pc and my wife's mouse). One of the things I will admit to having reservations at first with this mouse was the size. I've always used a full sized mouse for both my desktop and laptop pc's, so investing in a mouse that was designed to be portable seemed like something that would take some adjusting to at first. The last feature that really needs to be pointed out on this mouse is it's tracking capabilities. With laptops, there will often times come a situation where the mouse will end-up on a less than ideal surface for usage. With the M325, I have yet to find a surface that the mouse is unable to track accurately and smoothly on (with the exception of glass, I haven't tried the mouse on that yet). Surfaces that would cause problems with my optical mice, fail to slow down this mouse. While I cannot confirm nor deny the claim of up to an 18 month battery life, I will say that in the 3 weeks or so that I have had this mouse, with heavy usage on a day to day basis, I have hardly put a dent into the power available from the single AA battery that's powering it (check with a digital multi-meter). If you're shopping for a new laptop or in the market for a replacement mouse for a laptop/netbook/ultrabook, put this mouse on the short list of considerations, you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Mouse for Both Desktop and Laptops

    Posted
    rjhill0489
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I initially purchased this mouse (along with one with the Coral Fan design) because I needed to replace my wife's wireless mouse for her netbook and one for my new laptop. I've been using Logitech products for a number of years and definitely have always been impressed with the quality of products they produce. One of the first features that drew me to this particular mouse was the inclusion of the Unifying receiver. The receiver is compact, barely protruding from the USB port, which allows it to be left in the laptop for transport (or it can also be stored in the battery compartment of the mouse in the convenient storage slot). And, through the Logitech SetPoint software, it allows the connection of other devices using a Unifying receiver technology though a single receiver instead of having to have multiple receivers for each separate device, freeing up your USB ports for any other devices you may need to connect to your computer (a fact that makes me wish I had picked up a couple more of these great mice to replace my trusty Logitech MX 300 on my desktop pc and my wife's mouse). One of the things I will admit to having reservations at first with this mouse was the size. I've always used a full sized mouse for both my desktop and laptop pc's, so investing in a mouse that was designed to be portable seemed like something that would take some adjusting to at first. The last feature that really needs to be pointed out on this mouse is it's tracking capabilities. With laptops, there will often times come a situation where the mouse will end-up on a less than ideal surface for usage. With the M325, I have yet to find a surface that the mouse is unable to track accurately and smoothly on (with the exception of glass, I haven't tried the mouse on that yet). Surfaces that would cause problems with my optical mice, fail to slow down this mouse. While I cannot confirm nor deny the claim of up to an 18 month battery life, I will say that in the 3 weeks or so that I have had this mouse, with heavy usage on a day to day basis, I have hardly put a dent into the power available from the single AA battery that's powering it (check with a digital multi-meter). If you're shopping for a new laptop or in the market for a replacement mouse for a laptop/netbook/ultrabook, put this mouse on the short list of considerations, you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smooth and Comfortable Mouse

    Posted
    CHEFMAN98
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this mouse for at home using my laptop. I love this mouse. I feel that it is the perfect size for my hands. I attached a picture of how the mouse fits in my hands. The size of it makes it easy to travel with. I haven't had any blue tooth connections issues either. I was skeptical about buying this mouse because I saw some complaints about the scrolling. I actually love the scrolling, it scrolls very smooth and not too fast or slow. I also saw complaints about how the mouse runs through batteries too quickly, but I have not noticed any issue with that so far. The mouse comes with a battery already in it, but it is not name brand so I don't expect this one to last long. That could be what all of the complaints are about. If you want to get full life out of the mouse you might want to get a name brand battery for it. It only takes one AA so it is not expensive to get. Another suggestion as far as the battery issues is to turn the mouse off when you won't be using it for awhile to preserve the battery. There is a convenient on and off switch located under the mouse. The side of the mouse has some grip to it so that it is comfortable to hold onto. The mouse itself moves with ease, there is no catching or slowing down. I would definitely buy this mouse again or recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice smaller mouse, decent for travel or home

    Posted
    JTKirk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I got this mouse as a Black Friday purchase expecting not much, but it turned out to be quite nice to the point where it ended up replacing my main PC mouse instead of just living in my laptop bag. Fantastic battery life, it's 6 months later and I've never turned it off, yet the included single AA battery is still being reported as "good" in the Logitech SetPoint program. There's an actual off switch which is great, but if you leave it on without using it, it goes into standby mode until you move it again. The light on top is small and simple, only comes on for a moment when it reactivates, perfection. The optical sensor on the bottom doesn't have a visible light, so it's great if you want something to work in the dark without a glow. The scroll wheel is a little lighter than I'm used to, but it has subtle detents on the rotation so it's not as bad as some mouse wheels. The side-clicks of the wheel are surprisingly satisfying and even customizable via SetPoint. The wheel itself has diamond-textured rubber on the outside. The tiny USB Unifying receiver docks inside the battery hatch, and works with up to 8 Logitech devices that use the unifying receiver, mine runs both this mouse and my T650 touchpad at the same time with ease, and since I own 2 devices I have an extra receiver I can leave in the mouse for when I take it on the road at a moment's notice. The color shown is accurate. The sides have textured rubber grip. The housing is glossy all around, and the gap between the top and the rest of the shell is pretty small - though it will collect gunk. And the shape is universal instead of right-hand or left-hand specific. The glide is smooth with just a hint of resistance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    NOT Programmable, at least not on a Mac

    Posted
    tipperdon

    The review really speaks to Best Buy's erroneous or incomplete description of the product more than the product itself. I just got the mouse, plugged it in to my MacBook Pro, and it works. But it's just a basic mouse. Where are the three programmable buttons that Best Buy's product description mentions? The only three "buttons" on the mouse are the two standard, right and left click buttons and a clickable scroll wheel. And that would be ok if these were programmable. But they aren't - at least on a Mac. I'd be surprised to learn that it is programmable on any operating system, though, as the packaging and users guide mentions not one thing about any programmability. The only thing mentioned is that the "tilt" function doesn't work on a Mac for moving forward/backward on the internet, but can be made to launch Expose, Spaces, or Dashboard. And it can, but don't look for it under Mouse preferences - it's in "General" in OS X 10.7 at least. There's also no mention of programmable buttons on Logitech's own pages for this mouse. If you dig deep enough, you might find some reference on their site for SetPoint software - with no easy link to download it, mind you. One must hunt some more for the download page. But, then, it's only Windows, so forget that too. Can't really fault Logitech for the errors. If it's not supposed to be programmable, ok. But why does Best Buy's description says it is? Just another example - like Logitech's failure to link the words "SetPoint software" on their site - of sloppy end user experience for the customers that keep these companies' doors open. Blows me away that some tech companies don't necessarily understand how to do tech stuff well. Ever tried calling a phone company and talking to a real person? Seems a phone company would be easy to call, but they ain't! :-)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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