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Logitech - Marathon Mouse M705 Wireless Laser Mouse - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2653 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse !

    Posted
    Stan
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    The Logitech M705 Marathon mouse has about 8 different functions and most of them are programmable or you can just disable a function if you prefer, thru the driver software. I disabled the three buttons that are in the area of my right thumb, I am right handed...so I did not accidentally hit them, while I was getting use to the mouse. The one feature I really like on this mouse is the option to have a "free wheeling" scroll wheel. You can click on the button just behind the scroll wheel and toggle the scroll wheel so it is "free wheeling" and smooth with no feeling of "detents" and is extremely fast or you can use the same button to toggle it to create the familiar "detent" scroll wheel feel which also tells the scroll wheel to move just the number of lines you have set it for (within the driver software) to move in the scroll area...3 lines per detent is usually the default. Sometimes in free wheeling mode the area scrolled will drop (scroll) back down somewhat when you are trying to stop the scrolling motion and you have to move the scroll wheel up a little more to position it back to where you wanted it, but when you get used to the sensitivity of the movement on the scroll wheel it is acceptable. I love the free wheeling mode when I am 10 or twelve pages down in an article or reading reviews and I what to get back to page one I just give that wheel a sharp finger flick and away it goes, no more pawing at the scroll wheel moving the usual defaulted three lines at a time. But if I need or want the detents back...I just press the toggle button...quick and easy ! I have medium to large size hands and this mouse fits my hand like it was custom made just for me. I got this just before Christmas 2017 at a really good price of $19 dollars!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hated this mouse

    Posted
    Kiwin
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    My Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 finally stopped working, and I decided to buy this mouse because of the hyper scrolling feature and three year battery life. I ended up hating everything else about it. After two hours of use, my hand was starting to cramp up from using it. I learned in those two hours that the laser sensor did not compare at all with the optical sensor I was accustomed to using. In addition, I learned that the sensor was set all the way to the left of the mouse making it extremely difficult to control precisely after always having used a mouse with a centered sensor. The acceleration also felt extremely odd. The wheel on the mouse, as much as I liked how the low friction scrolling felt, was horribly inaccurate. Setting the wheel into its click spin mode, it would scroll through pages SLOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWLLLLLYYYYY at 1 line per click. I tried to changing it to 2 and 3 lines per click, but then there was just not enough precision for me. After those issues, I downloaded and installed the SetPoint program from Logitech to see if it would allow me to fix any of the issues and to try out the side buttons. First of all, DO NOT USE THE ZOOM FEATURE ON THE DESKTOP! It made all my icons bigger really quickly because I had the hyper scroll on, and my desktop ended up a big mess. Other than that, the options for the programmable buttons seemed okay. There were some options for changing the sensor and wheel sensitivity, but neither really fixed any of the issues I was having. I was just given different kind of issues with the scrolling becoming faster, but I would have to move up or down two or three times before a page I was looking at online would actually start to move. The sensor on the other hand would just not feel right no matter what acceleration (none, low, mid, or high) and sensitivity I would choose. I'm returning this mouse and looking for a larger one with a centered optical sensor.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK, but flawed

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    Detergent
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    I would give this 3½ stars if I could. 4 would be too many. I have the "new" version M705 that does not have laser and does not have a 3rd thumb button. Good: • Modest price • Good fit to hand, except for placement of thumb buttons • Scroll wheel selectable detent works well. • Scroll speed is reasonable • Resolution is OK for most any job • Works on nearly any surface. I've tested it on a mouse pad, dark textured ceramic tile, a pot holder, and the living room carpet. Works well on all of them. Amazing. Bad: • Left and right click pressure is way too light. The dead weight of a finger is more than enough for a click. I can't rest my fingers on the buttons – so I have to constantly, consciously, hold my fingers up above the buttons. I don't do that too well and I get all kinds of random right and left clicks on unintended things. A real annoyance. Sadly, I will be shopping for another mouse because this is not usable for me. • The two (sadly, not three) thumb switches are terribly placed. The rear switch is slightly forward of and above the top of my thumb, making the forward switch is a real stretch, nearly useless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent All Around Mouse

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    BBBuy3r
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    This mouse was purchased a month ago for $30 and has been in use ever since. I spent a lot of (too much) time looking at wireless mice to replace an 8-year old wireless MS Mouse 5000. While the MS mouse was still working, it didn't have the hyper-fast scrolling of the M705 and 8-years is a long time for a mouse. The M705 fits my hand superbly, better than the MS mouse. The fit of the MX Master (latest top of the line Logitech mouse) in my hand was not nearly as good as the M705, either. So the main thing I like about this mouse is the fit. It's only for us right-handers, though, so you south paws are OOL. The hyper-fast scrolling worked quite well, and while I usually don't use it, when I do it works quite well. The battery life hasn't been tested yet (it's supposed to be three-years) but I full well expect that it will be more than adequate even though I never turn the mouse off using the power switch on the bottom. The mouse is used at my work desk and doesn't get moved around. If I'd planned to use this as a portable mouse, I'd have purchased a smaller mouse than this. All told this is definitely a 5-star mouse. The worst thing I can say about it is that the software to fully configure it must be downloaded from the web and this didn't go smoothly for me. While Logitech's tech support was ultimately helpful, the guy I dealt with in Bangalore was as thick as a brick and only able to read from his script; he had no real clue of what he was talking about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Logitech took away one of the thumb buttons

    Posted
    VeXaTioN
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    I bought this newer version for my mother to replace the older Marathon mouse she had for many years. This new model is pretty much the same as the several year old Marathon except it is missing the `hidden`thumb button the old one had. Not a big deal, but some people may want to be aware of this. My mother never used it anyway. The battery life is excellent just as it was in the old model. One should get several months to a year or more out the batteries, depending on how much it is used. It has a sleep function, so if it is left on but not used for so many odd minutes, it will go into `sleep mode` to conserve battery power. It is somewhat small, but I have used smaller blue tooth laptop mice. If you have `meat hook`, `frying pan hands`...you may want to look for a larger mouse. My mother has small hands and she feels it is the perfect size for her. This would not be my personal choice for a gaming mouse or high productivity "Excel spread sheet" type mouse. But if you are looking for a good general purpose mouse with long lasting battery life, and you don't mind using a smaller sized mouse, this is the mouse for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Workplace Wireless Marathon Mouse

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    Kenuzara
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    I purchased this mouse to replace the rope-a-dope $20 mice they were providing me at work. For not much more than that, I got a nice wireless mouse (that hasn't run out of batteries since purchase so far). The Marathon has a great feel and heft in hand, which lends to a good impression of high build quality (I'm not taking it apart to verify though). I appreciated the very small size of the wireless dongle (it protrudes about 4 mm), I left it plugged into the side of my laptop for several weeks, and it never caught on anything. The primary right, middle, and left buttons have a nice tactile response. I feel the forward/back buttons on the side of the mouse are slightly small and hard to hit, but not enough such that I feel that it requires deducting points for the mouse's design. The infinite scroll feature on the mouse-wheel is great when navigating large data structures, and even when in normal mouse-scroll mode, the wheel has a great weight and feel to it. Since I use this mouse at work, I can't really speak to it's gaming performance, but I would say that I generally prefer a mouse with a larger size and shape for gaming purposes. As the Marathon mouse is nominally targeted at mobile usages, its size is slightly smaller than a "standard" size mouse. Overall, I find using this mouse to be a huge step up in experience over the previous mice I was using at work. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a compact, long-lasting wireless mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Absolute JUNK

    Posted
    RRixby

    Frustrating POJ...Ripping open the sealed plastic package is the only thing that works with this product, because of the pre-cut opening. That doesn't matter, because the product doesn't work: Popped the included batteries into the mouse (correctly), and inserted it's USB dongle into a USB slot. Windows reports it didn't install correctly and the device may not work properly. No kidding, because - in addition - no light emanates from the "high performance laser" (that's what's printed on it, no kidding!) I then tried three other slots with the same abysmal install results. After turning the mouse on/off switch on, to see if - at least - the laser in the mouse made light, I was right about that suspicion too. Dead donkey. I measured the batteries voltage which was fine, and even tried other, new batteries without any improvement. I returned this POJ, and went back to open another one in the store, going through all the same steps (except the USB dongle). That laser was dead too! The entire box of mouses don't work. No wonder this is on sale. In fact, Costco and Logitech should PAY ME for my time and gas wasted on this stupid product trying to get one to work. Using a ten year old mechanical mouse for now, made when products weren't complete fails, until I can order a simple, $2 wired, optical mouse. DON"T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS JUNK! This posting will end up on my ten global consumer websites in four languages (read by about 310,000,000 readers) as a prominent Southern California Consumer Advocate.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall Happy with Mouse But...

    Posted
    TechReview22
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    Happy with the m705 so far (only had for a day). Gripping and scrolling is smooth and effortless, feels good in the hand due to ergonomic shape. I like the toggle switch to allow scroll wheel to momentum scroll for faster scrolling. However, two negatives for me are: 1) you need a mousepad if using the product on a wood surface; I've never experienced that before with an optical mouse; and 2) forget about using an older logitech keyboard with the unifying software, it doesn't pick it up; I'm stuck having to plug in 2 USB adapters - 1 for the keyboard and 1 for the new mouse which completely defeats the purpose of the Unifying software/hardware technology built in. Unfortunately I paid for it and will not be able to take adantage w/o buying a new keyboard which I will not do. This is why I am not giving this product 5 stars. Cost is on par with other similar-featured mice and won't break the bank. I would recommend this to a friend - especially if he/she can take advantage of the Unifying technology.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Original Version Is Great, This One Is Too

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    WBeest
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    I still own and use the original version of the M705 with the longer USB receiver. It has taken a lot of abuse over the years and still works, even though a few times I thought it was dead from being dropped about three feet onto a hardwood floor. It just keeps on working. I wanted the newer version with the nanoreceiver/transmitter to use in more portable laptops. This M705 mouse is the most ergonomically comfortable mouse I have ever used. It's perfect for my hand. I don't particluarly like the free-wheeling scroll wheel (not enough control using it), and I find myself going back and forth between it and the clicking scroll wheel. Fortunately, the toggle switch is right on the top of the mouse for easy access. The old version had a sort of rotating/sliding switch that provided a variable degree of tension that provided more control. The new mouse is either free-wheeling or clicking. Logitech should bring that variable feature back. Battery life is significantly better in the new version--thank you for that! The on/off switch on the bottom of the mouse is much better than the old version. Now it's a simple slide switch. All of the buttons are customizable using the Logitech software, but the mouse can be used "generically" if you want. Maybe one day Logitech will add some cool colors for this model. They could probably sell a lot more if they did. But for comfort and functionality, this is definitely my #1 preferred mouse for home/work use. Thanks to Best Buy for still carrying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mouse that does it all

    Posted
    Daniel
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    I have to say, "this mouse has lots of features when using on a desktop or laptop computer. The essentials: left,right and scroll button. The added features most mouse don't have: being able to scroll left and right while working in Microsoft excel by using the middle scroll. Able to customize each button such as take a screen shot by pressing in the scroll button. Able to switch forward and back on the web browser by clicking the two buttons on the side. And finally, the hidden button which is located near the thumb which you can customize. In my case, the hidden button would expand all windows open on my MacBook. The size of this mouse is perfect for big hands too. Downside: the battery cover easily opens when stored in your bag. It's fine when using it but always noticed the cover would fall off in the back since it does not securely close. I consider it a minor issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    Posted
    justrol
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    Purchased this mouse for my Macbook Pro to replace the horrible Magic Mouse. I mainly got this mouse for the long-lasting battery feature but was really pleased to see that it has so many other useful features for a Mac: 1. Brings back "right-click" (thank goodness) 2. Has a hidden thumb button that launches Mission Control 3. The scroll wheel can scroll left to right by pushing the wheel to either side 4. Control Center app allows you to configure almost every aspect of the mouse With all those positives you might be wondering why only 4 stars. The answer is due to an "over-active" scroll wheel. The scroll wheel seems to be mounted on bearings which although super-smooth, makes the wheel extremely sensitive. If I barely nudge my desk the wheel moves causing the page to scroll down. You can lower the speed of the scrolling but that doesn't change how physically sensitive the wheel is to movement so every few minutes I experience some ghost-movement where the page scrolls in a way that I didn't intend it to. Other than the scroll issue the mouse has so much more functionality than any Apple Mouse. Next time I get a mouse I will probably look for one that does not have the Hyper scroll wheel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wirecurtter is right! It's AWESOME

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    ikjadoon
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    The mouse is fantastic. It actually does have an insane battery life: the application keeps reading 1000+ days. The fit and finish is solid; it fits my palm / claw hybrid grip well. Sensor looks solid: it's gliding just fine on top of a leather-covered desk. It uses 125Hz polling (likely for battery life); works fine on my 60Hz monitor. The scroll wheel's dual modes are fantastic. Very smooth <-> ratchet. And no, my fingers have never accidentally switched modes. Yes, the USB transmitter can be hidden inside the mouse underneath the battery cover (there's a slot for it). The little "sensor" button on the bottom left (that activates an "alt-tab" like interface in Windows 10) is HUGE for productivity. Really useful, when you have 10+ windows open. All in all, a solid mouse. Light enough to be mobile, heavy enough to feel to feel solid in hand. The negatives: in the beginning, I used to side scroll accidentally instead of middle-clicking. Side scroll doesn't seem to work in most places, so I just reassigned it to forward-back on websites. Now, I'm much more "precise" with middle click vs left scroll vs right scroll. Otherwise, I love it! :D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Mouse with Many Features

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    JCT4Him
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    I have always liked Logitech mice and this one looks like it will be right at home with me. It is very similar to a corded Logitech mouse I use at work. It is nice that it is wireless though. Great feel to it, fits my hand nicely and I definitely like the page back/page forward thumb buttons. After many year with mice that have these two thumb buttons and a scroll wheel I wouldn't back to a more ordinary mouse. If you are not used to using the page back & page forward thumb buttons, now is the time to train yourself to use them. You won't regret it. The USB linking/unifying receiver for the mouse is small enough leave plugged into the side of your laptop if needed. It is also great that it can be stored in the battery compartment of the mouse when you are not needing the mouse - that way it stays with the mouse wherever you move it. Finally, the "On"/"Off" switch on the bottom of the mouse should also be helpful in preserving the battery when not using the mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    DocZ
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    I love this mouse- I have one at work, and now one at home. It has a good ergonomic grip for the hand, with a smooth glide over my desk surface. I am an avid user of the back and forward buttons on a mouse, so I can't really bear using a regular two button with scroll wheel mouse This scroll wheel can either scroll smoothly or give the little bumps (which I prefer- most are like that) with just a press of the scroll button next to it. I don't really use the 5th button at the thumb grip, but its set to display a dashboard of all open windows for me to choose from- thus if I do accidentally hit it, I might find some benefit out of it. The clicking of the mouse isn't silent, but I like the feel of it (smooth and sensitive, but not to the point of accidental). I'm a very tactile/sensory-sensitive person, so these are all important things to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Mouse

    Posted
    SLanger
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    I was intrigued by the 3-year battery life for this mouse. I have used other wireless mice and need to charge batteries every two months or so. It will be nice not to have to worry about batteries for quite a long time. Performance of the mouse is good. However, I have noticed that it does not perform well on light-colored surfaces, such as a piece of blank white paper. I like the ability to switch the scroll wheel from a set number of lines to continuous scrolling with the push of a button. I have some spreadsheets that require significant scrolling from top to bottom. Very easy to click the button, and scroll the wheel and just let it run. Very handy. I've used the two side buttons only for doing page forward and page back on websites, and have not played with the software to reprogram anything. It's a good size for my hand, and the buttons and scroll wheel are easy to press. Overall, I like this mouse very much. I probably would have scored it 5 stars if it worked better on light surfaces.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not What You Might Expect...

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    DayWalker
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    On this purchase, I fell into the trap that so many of us have... There are 2 versions of the Logitech M705 mouse and I bought the one that lacked a feature that I like to use. Before you purchase this mouse check on the thumb side of the unit for a symbol representing the thumb rest button which is controllable by the Logitech software. It's located below the fwd/back buttons on the side of the mouse. As a gamer I usually use my MX 1100 but for those with smaller hands or when you just want a different feel, the M705 is a nice inexpensive alternative, except now they're being produced without the thumb rest button which I program with a game function. Why couldn't Logitech call this version M705-2 or something so you'd know what you're getting? Anyway, I can only give it 3.5 stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More than a basic mouse

    Posted
    plato
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    This mouse works like you would expect a mouse to work so there's not too much exciting to say. It does have some extra features. There's a button near the scroll wheel that changes the scroll wheel setting from "clicky" to almost free-spinning. The free spinning wheel lets you scroll very fast through a long document or whatever, so if you have to do a lot of scrolling, it might be nice to have - we don't use it very much. There's also buttons on the side that apparently change function depending on what you are doing (or so says my gamer son). For my purposes, I have noticed that one of them works like the "back" button on my browser so I don't have to scroll up to the top and actually click the back button, I can just click the mouse button instead. Overall this mouse is comfortable to use. I probably could have gotten by with just a basic mouse but if you do a lot of scrolling or you need the extra buttons for video games, this is the mouse for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent cordless mouse

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    shakyjake
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    My ancient beloved MX 1000 was on its last legs and needed replacement. This seemed like the closest match from the current lineup. I have relatively large hands, and the ambidextrous models are too small. I prefer the sculpted right-handed models. The current higher-level models were overly sculpted for my taste, plus my two fingers on the right side of the mouse tended to slip off. This 705 model fits my hand the way I like, and that's the most important thing to me. Everyone's opinion will differ regarding personal fit, which is why it's best to try them out in person if possible. Beyond that, it functions well enough for me and has just enough buttons. I like gaming, but never use the extra buttons so they only get in the way and cost more. I want a cordless model, even if they don't have the ultimate response times like the corded gaming models. I'm not a competitive player, so I don't care. At current price, it was a great deal for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent wireless mouse at a reasonable price

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    NoRest4wkd
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    I prefer to use a wireless mouse while traveling, and this one works perfectly for me. It's well built (still holding up after being knocked around in my laptop bag for a year) and fits perfectly to my hand (I'm a righty, can't say it would work well for a lefty due to it's contoured shape). Tracking is excellent, even without a mouse pad (most of the time, but glass can sometimes be a little "iffy"). What I really love is the USB receiver is tiny, so I just leave it plugged into my laptop all the time. Also, it's one of Logitech's "unifying" receivers, meaning I can connect other wireless Logitech mice & keyboards without ever changing it out. So...I have 2 Logitech wireless mice, one goes in my laptop bag and the other stays on my home desk. No switching receivers ever now, just pull out my laptop when I get home and turn on the desk mouse - and it works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good fit.Great extra features. My favorite by far.

    Posted
    Emma

    I have this mouse where I work and liked it so much that I bought one for home. What I like about this mouse is that it is well built, responds accurately and quickly to movements and clicks, and has two productivity features that I really, really love. First, it has the page forward/page back toggle buttons on the thumb side. Second, and the feature that sets it apart from most other mice, is that it has an awesome fast-scroll button on top. Just one click and you can zoom up and down the page without having to spin the scroll wheel multiple times. I have small hands and it is very comfortable to use, but it is not a small mouse -- it's full size. It would fit larger hand sizes very nicely. It is intended for PC use, but will also work on Macs with the exception of the forward/back toggle buttons. I believe that's a Mac issue and not a mouse issue, because I have other mice with forward/back toggle buttons, and they don't work on the Mac either.

    I would recommend this to a friend