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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 2712 reviews

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse for Right Hands Only

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    Megas4389
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    I love Logitech gear and this mouse is no different. I had one of the smaller ones to pac with me when I travel, but I wanted something a bit more comfortable & bigger for when I stay home. This mouse is a great step up from one of those travel sized mice. The wheel and buttons are responsive and the ability to change scrolling style is a nice bonus. Plus the side buttons just naturally fit your hand. The only reason this is 4 stars and not 5 is that it's a right handed mouse. I haven't been able to find a left handed version and I like to be able to switch up my mouse hand so I can write with my dominant hand (right) and scroll with my left. Also, sometimes I hit the side buttons by mistake and that can take me forward or back to my last page. After a while you get used to the side buttons, but the first few times it can catch you off guard. Overall I would recommend this to a friend, but not a left handed one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent wireless mouse

    Posted
    travellife
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    The mouse that came with my HP desktop wireless keyboard/mouse combo gave up the ghost so I went on a quest to find a decent replacement. I had been very happy for 6 years with the existing mouse, little did I know mouse technology has changed so much. The only adjustment I've had to make is with the shape since my previous mouse was a very flat design. Other than that this mouse possesses an extremely speedy response time which I'm very impressed with. The Hyper-Fast Scrolling feature is alone with the price of admission. Haven't even tried customizing the various buttons yet, when I have time I'll delve into that. For now I'm really enjoying this mouse. I hope it lasts as long as the last one did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Value, Hands Down!

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    Kemp
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    The Logitech M705 is just about the best mouse value available for every day use - certainly something to stock up on for birthday gifts or stocking stuffers for the whole family, *especially* when it goes on sale! Second only to the top-of the line Performance MX series for office use, the M705 is perfect for daily use or as a traveling companion; compact in size, but big enough for adult use without cramping. Battery life is so good (Logitech claims up to 3 years!), you'll have a hard time remembering the last time you changed batteries! The Unifying Nano Receiver is small enough to leave connected to a laptop system when slipping it into your travel bag, and can be connected to multiple mouse devices - use the same receiver for your mouse at home, for your mouse at the office, AND for the mouse in your travel bag! BUY THIS MOUSE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unusable

    Posted
    DataDrivenManager

    This mouse scrolls on its own, making it impossible to use for any type of editing. The screen view jumps up and down, and zooms in an out on its own because the mouse is spuriously sending the message to move. The underlying root is that the scroll wheel has too much momentum and is very difficult to stop from rolling. It rolls on its own even by the motion of moving the mouse in other ways. In order to make it through the week with it I've had to spend way too much time and effort to slow the wheel before making my next move with the mouse. It takes forever to make sure it's in the right position before I can click and do what I need to do with the mouse. I need a mouse with a wheel so there's no point in just disabling the wheel. I've given it a week and have had enough. I plan to give it away and get something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse with a couple of flaws

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    Paul
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    I bought this to replace my wired mouse that is pretty much the same configuration. I like the tactile scroll wheel that can be switched from ratchet type to free wheeling. I do find issues with the scrolling function on some CAD programs (Fusion 360) where holding down the scroll wheel causes zooming in and out. This probably isn't the best mouse for that type of program if that is your main use. Also I find that the battery cover pops off very easily, like when it is in your computer bag. A very annoying trait. Maybe a very small dab of CA glue to hold it in place but easily cut when batteries need changing. I did expect a bit more from Logitech though. On a positive note, the Logitech unifying system works great allowing wireless mouse and keyboard on one dongle. If not for the above niggling issues this is a great mouse.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good tracking but bad scrolling

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    BestBuyer
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    I bought this replace my decade old Explorer mouse. The tracking is smooth and works great on my desk. My old optical mouse would sometimes jump around so this mouse is definitely an improvement in that area. But the smooth scrolling on this mouse is annoying. I'm not sure if I have a defected mouse, but the smooth scrolling has a tendency to "bounce" when I stop scrolling. For instance, if I'm scrolling *down* the page and stop the scroll wheel, the mouse will scroll the page back *up* a few steps after the scroll wheel has stopped. I thought I was doing something wrong, but I've been able to reproduce the problem even with some careful deliberate motions. I've since disabled the smooth scrolling and stuck with the traditional click scrolling, which works fine. I considered returning/exchanging it for another one, but the customer service line at my local store just takes too long to make it worth the trouble.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Basic mouse, screwy software.

    Posted
    Nonno
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    The mouse works well wirelessly. The problems I had were with the software. When running the Logitech software I had problems on the desktop, for example: I would scroll down on a web page and when i stopped the page would keep moving. I tried all the different settings and at one point I actually thought I had it fixed but within an hour or two it went back to what it was doing earlier. When playing Far Cry 4 it would just stop working. The scroll wheel would stop, the side buttons would stop. When I removed all the Logitech software everything works fine in the game and on the desktop. But..... when you remove the software you lose access to the lower mouse button. That needs the software to work. To me it isn't a big deal, I'll keep using it without the software. But if you are buying it because of the extra button on the side or you are interested in the software, well.... you might look elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Feel & Reliable Performance

    Posted
    BobN
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    I have been using a Logitech M705 mouse for five years now with my iMac computer and have been very pleased with it. Though it is still going strong after all these years, I decided to pick up another M705 from Best Buy when it went on sale for half-price. The M705 has ample buttons and each can be assigned any function from an extensive list in the Logitech Control Panel. The M705 has good size & heft and a great feel in your hand -- it is designed to be a desktop mouse and not intended for portable devices. The battery life goes on forever. I have only had to replace the AA batteries once since I first purchased the mouse in 2014. Overall, I highly recommend this Logitech mouse!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    Posted
    Enil
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    Simple and precise. Easy to set up Looks like its made out of plastic however it doesnt feel cheap while using it.The clicks bottons are smooth while the middle one feels a bit hard but nothing to worry about It is very portable which makes it perfect to move it around/travel Now the cons: it is small. People with big hands will have some trouble to hold it properly. Haven't tested yet battery life but it is mono-battrery, which make me think that is not long-term-charge. Also I dont think that it is good to do heavy stuff like gaming or painting since it doesn't have extra bottons nor it will be precise enough. Overall, I would recommend this mouse for casual stuff like media consumption: regular web surfing and interaction with laptop. It is super portable which makes it good for students and people who travels a lot. I would not recomend this mouse to heavy gamer and media makers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this mouse so much I bought it twice!

    Posted
    JonT
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    I've been using the M705 on my desktop for well over a year and have had no problems. When I needed a mouse for a new laptop, I decided to go with what I know. The extra button on the bottom (thumb activated) is a really handy way to open the task switcher (you can program it to something else if you like) and don't mind that it isn't the easiest thing to do. In fact, I like that about it as it prevents me from constantly opening the task switcher by accident. The fast scroll is as great as it sounds for long web pages/documents and the "clicker" mechanism is as strong as day one with no signs of degradation. My only complaint is that is doesn't have blue tooth (but I knew this going in), if it were to be offered with that option, I would "upgrade" in a heartbeat! All in all, one of the most comfortable, well appointed mouse I've ever used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent mouse, not as good as the Logitech MX1000

    Posted
    pL86
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    The MX705 is a decent mouse. The battery life is excellent - had it for two months now and the software says the batteries are still at 95% capacity. It seems well on its way to reaching the advertised 3 year battery lifespan. The tiny radio receiver that plugs into a USB port is also handy and convenient. The laser sensor is accurate and works on all surfaces. However, there's a lot about the mouse that should be better. The scroll wheel rocker that allows you to switch from smooth to notched wheel motion is cheap and fragile, it feels like it will be the first thing to break. The buttons on the mouse also click with a limp and fragile feedback. All in all, the mouse feels more like a toy than a device that should last years and years of daily use. The mouse is adequate but Logitech has done better in the past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Wheel Could Be Better

    Posted
    lambda100
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    I'm a big fan of Logitech products and usually have high praise for them. I thought the Logitech M705 Marathon Mouse was just okay. I love that there are a number of programmable buttons using the Logitech Options software, but what irks me the most is that Logitech seemed to get a little lax on the quality. The scroll wheel on my mouse has a little too much play that often times results in accidental clickings of the left and right buttons on the scroll wheel. This never happens on my Logitech MX Anywhere 2s mouse. That one is engineered with much tighter engineering tolerances. However, despite this minor niggle , the Marathon Mouse is still a good enough mouse that I would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like it, but there are issues

    Posted
    edgarsaurus
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    I enjoy this mouse for the most part. It is very ergonomic, responsive and well built. I also like that it has a few customisable buttons. The one thing that I really don't enjoy however is the scroll wheel. You can customize whether you want it to be clicky (apparently useful for gaming) or loose so that you can scroll more quickly. I like the concept, but the finished product is pretty disappointing. When using the loose setting, pages will often scroll without you touching the wheel and if you scroll up and then stop the wheel, it will scroll in the other direction. It's basically unusable. The other option which makes the wheel clicky resolves this issue, but then it takes forever to scroll long pages. I find myself constantly switching between the two options because I always find myself wanting to scroll quickly, then getting annoyed at the sensitivity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy, Easy To Use, Precise

    Posted
    Robru
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    I purchased the Logitech Marathon M705 Wireless mouse to replace a previous generation Logitech Mouse (M500) that had ended its useful life after extended and reliable service. After two weeks using the M705 Marathon mouse, I find that my expectations have been fully met. So far, the M705 has very much been a good all-round desktop replacement for the M500, which seemingly had begun to suffer from some incompatibility problems with more recent Logitech software. Moreover, the new M700 proved very easy to install and configure, and so I am back in action and very pleased with the result.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, but not perfect

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    ChoosyInOC
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    This mouse is a nice size for a desktop and fits comfortably in the (right) hand. I like the FWD/BACK browser buttons on the side, easily reached by the thumb with good tactile feedback. But the scroll wheel is a little chintzy - it has a I/O button on top that permits the scroll wheel to move in "clicks" or roll freely (called hyper-scrolling). Unfortunately on day two of use, this button became semi-broken, only working intermittently. Overall, I decided to keep the mouse rather than return it ... and I find it to be reasonably accurate (unless placed on a certain surfaces). The build quality is surprisingly not as "solid" feeling as I expected seeing it in the package, but it's passable. Battery life is not a concern to me, but this seems to have long life based on other reviews.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse

    Posted
    CastleColorado
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    At first I was not a fan of this mouse. The tracking seemed off and overall it was just not the same as my previous mouse that had hit the end of its life. After getting use to the mouse and downloading the proper mouse driver I love it. I work on large excel files and unlocking the scroll wheel is awesome when I need to move though the data quickly. The other programmable quick buttons allow me to get other tasks worked though quickly. Overall I would say don't give up on this one if you do not like it at first. Use it for a while and you may learn to love it like I did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    feel good mouse

    Posted
    Joshsrvy
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    i have this mouse for my home computer and love it. it feels great in my hands. i think i have medium sized hands for a man. all buttons are very easy to use and I love the fact that you can customize the buttons with the Logitech software. i also purchased this mouse for my work computer to replace my Logitech Performance MX that i have been using for 3 or 4 years now. well here comes the only knock on the M705. i run autocad and Civil3D and the M705 just doesnt cut it for that software. im assuming its a difference in the lasers. the MX just seems to have a better response on multiple types of surfaces. however if i wasnt running autocad then i would for sure be using the M705 as my primary mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great mouse but a little quirky

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    nard1999
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    I replaced my wired mouse on my desktop and was a little nervous since I had a bad experience before with a wireless mouse. Nevertheless, I tried it and set up was very easy, even though I still haven't quite learned how to program commands on it. I noticed there was a slight rattling noise when I moved it a little vigorously and soon discovered that the plate covering the batteries was loosely fitted. I ended up stuffing a piece of foam inside to make it more compact and that did eliminate the rattling. The plastic covering the clicking areas can feel a little cheap. The scroll wheel can feel slightly quirky depending on which mode you have it in. Overall, I love the performance of this mouse! I just think it could have greatly benefited from a little more quality in materials and assembly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Momentum wheel fun & impressive response!

    Posted
    ImpartialRobot
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    I needed a new mouse. Picked this one up on sale. At first the momentum wheel mouse thingy was weird and confusing, flinging my webpages in crazy-fast scrolling directions. You can push a button to bring the wheel back under control, but it's a lot like driving a stick-shift car. Once you have that control, you don't ever want to go back to "standard automatic". Besides that spinning wheel of fun, the responsiveness is impressive (I've never been too impressed with wireless mice, but this one is SOLID) and it wakes up from sitting dormant almost immediately. This mouse has made me a convert. Well played, logitech.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Laser Too Far To The Side

    Posted
    Norm

    When I first held the M705 it felt great . Perfect size and weight, left and right buttons clicked easily, not noisy. BUT, the scroll wheel was too free rolling for me. It also would jump the opposite way a few lines after scrolling. There is a button below the scroll that will change to scroll speed, but it went too far the other way. Too clicky and harder to scroll. I liked the back and forward buttons above the thumb. What really irked me, well, I operate my desktop from my Lazy Boy chair which has rounded armrests. The mouse wouldn't track well unless I tilted it to keep the laser tracking. After a while it got really annoying. The laser is way too far to the side!! I'm going shelve it and use it only an emergency back up. Make sure you look at the bottom of the mouse before buying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend