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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 2704 reviews

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    SergioA
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    I came into BB looking for a replacement to a mouse I had that broke. Among all of the options I got this one because it was a perfect balance between features and price. Works great out of the box without the need of adding software. But of course if you really want to unlock the potential, and use the additional button (which by the way is quite hidden) to switch between applications, then you have to download and install the software. I'm really amazed by how the mouse works and how convenient it is to have all of the buttons. You'll still need the little receiver but I barely notice it on my laptop once its there. Just plug it in and forget about it. I can't tell much about the battery life as I've only had mine for about month.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mouse for most people

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    Sunstealer
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    There are several reasons I'd choose this mouse over others - First the battery life is amazing. It's supposed to last 2+ years or something. Secondly, I've owned one of these mice for over two years now, and it doesn't suffer from the dreaded 'Logitech sticky click of death' that plagues so manny Logitech mice (at least mine doesn't). And third - I purchased a second one of these recently for my Mac- and I love (but also hate) the unified receiver. It's great I can use the same USB receiver on a Logitech keyboard and mouse... (Ps The reason I "hate" the Logitech receiver too, is because it's basically a slimmed down version of Bluetooth... I'd rather just have Bluetooth, instead of carrying around an extra receiver... but ah well...). It's a great mouse for most people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best All Purpose Wireless Mouse!!

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    jwskeen
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    I absolutely love this mouse!! I have rather large hands and the ergonomics of this mouse make it very comfortable to use for long periods of time with no fatigue in my hand or wrist. The buttons are easy to press and provide great tactile feedback. I especially like the smooth scrolling function and the multi tasking button on the side. Being able to customize each button to perform a specific task is another great feature. I have been using it for over a month now from 6-9 hours per day and the battery life hasn't decreased at all. I wouldn't mind if Logitech added dark field capabilities but it's not that big of a deal to me. Can't say enough good things about this mouse. If you are in the market for a wireless mouse look no further than the M705, you won't be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Far, So Good

    Posted
    Will
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    Everything should work perfectly when new, and this mouse does! It has been delivering extremely well in the weeks I've been using it. It responds exceptionally vis-a-vis tracking, clicking, and scrolling. How long that continues to be the case is the more important consideration. My first Logitech mouse, the Anywhere MX, gave me three years' service; the second (another Anywhere MX) lasted less than a year. [Because I no longer had its receipt (my bad) Logitech would not honor the warranty.] For my third mouse, I went with this one, the Logitech M705, based on the reviews I read. (side note: Best Buy really had the best buy!) So far, the M705 has been excellent. I can't evaluate it's longevity just six weeks out, but I'm hopeful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Mouse - Love the scroll wheel

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    Rick
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    This is by no means a top of the line product for Logitech. I use this mouse with my laptop when I am mobile and I need more than just a touchpad. This is not a gaming mouse as it is only 1000dpi. However, the laser is fairly accurate and works on most surfaces (not glass) without a mousepad. The scroll wheel I really like as you can set it to click or what Logitech calls Hyperscroll that basically lets the wheel spin free. Switch scroll wheel settings is as simple as pressing a button. I don't think I would pay full price ($50) for this mouse but if you can catch it on sale its worth the money for $30 or less. The battery door feels cheap but I really haven't had any problems with it. I would recommend this mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Tracking

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    Fredrick
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    When the Logitech mouse I bought in 2007 began to fail me I turned to m705 because it was the exact same chassis as the mouse I have used for years. Well the ergonomics were about the same but that was about it, the tracking on this mouse was terrible. I first noticed the sluggish response moving the cursor upon first use. I figured it was something with the drivers. I tried boosting the pointer speed to max both in windows and in Logitech's software, even tried a suggestion to move the blutooth dongle away from other USB devices, nothing worked. Now, because I threw away the packaging like a dimwit, I'm stuck with a mouse that moves the cursor slower then cold molasses.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent versatility and programmability

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    Eph610
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    This mouse comes with software enabling the user to customize the function of each button. However, the software additionally enables the user to program specific functions for each button when used with *specific programs,* effecting superior functional versatility. Additionally, the scroll wheel may either roll freely or in clicks. The user may decide with the click of a button which function he employs. (The button may be seen on the top of the mouse just below the wheel.) Over all, this right-handed mouse offers hardly-matched functionality for a broad range of uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Marathon is an understatement

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    LesDuLunch
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    After eight years my first Marathon mouse started acting up and needed to be replaced, and I didn't hesitate to buy another. I use it for eight to ten hours every work day and seldom bother to turn it off overnight. The paperwork claims that a set of batteries will last up to three years, but the pair that came with it lasted almost five. I often have to look at large Excel worksheets, and the ability to change from free wheel to click and being able to side scroll really come in handy. I also really like the button under my thumb that shows me every window I have open, making it easy to switch from one to another. On my recommendation, a few of my workmates and my son have bought M705's, and they all seem happy with them as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless mouse with free wheel scroll option

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    Whatwasigoingtosay
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    Logitech mice are always a good choice for quality construction and usability and this model is no different but what I really like about it is the ability to change from the typical scroll mouse to a free rolling scroll by clicking on the release button just behind the scroll wheel. This is great for scrolling through long lists whether it's an Excel spreadsheet, a long list of emails or scrolling through all your music. It's the reason I bought this mouse. Once you experience the free wheeling scroll you will feel handcuffed with a normal mouse. It also has 2 programmable buttons on the left side in easy reach of your thumb. It's a good size, not too small for my large hands. Nothing bad to report on this item although it's a bit pricey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Logitech for Life

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    Blitz
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    Now, I preface this with that I've been a Logitech customer for 15+ years. Whenever I need to replace my mouse and/or keyboard - I ALWAYS go Logitech. I work from home and do a lot of PC gaming - so I think it's safe to say I put a lot of miles on my keyboard and mouse. This mouse has held up for quite some time (and still going) through the click abuse of some of my online gaming. It's perfectly comfortable and ergonomic. However, I think one of its best traits is its battery life. Changing the batteries happens next to never - I might change two Duracells out of this maybe once a year - if that. I can't remember the last time I had to switch the batteries. Overall - a top-notch mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for a wireless mouse, but watch the software

    Posted
    Dmonik
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    When I needed a mouse to replace an older one that was falling apart, Logitech was the first name that came to my mind. After years of using corded mice, I decided to take a chance on this one, a wireless model. It works well, but the key to its use is the control software, which you have to download from Logitech's site. Assigning functions to the buttons in MacOS is easy, but control often varies from what you set, sometimes dramatically, whether it's the cursor speed or the scrolling rate of the center wheel. You have to play around a bit with the software to get the settings just right. Overall, it's a good piece of hardware, and suitable for any system, but keep an eye on your settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse for laptop

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    SteveInFreeville
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    Bought this mouse for my laptop. It is on the smaller size making it easy to move around. You can store the wireless dongle (which is tiny) where the batteries are located but I leave it plugged into the USB port on my computer all the time. Have not had any complaints about accuracy or durability although this mouse was not used in a gaming situation. Has switch to turn off mouse when not in use to conserve batteries. Battery life has been excellent in the 6 months I have used the mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable With Great Battery

    Posted
    kingsrule5
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    Got this mouse for use at work after my old wireless one started freaking out. This was pretty easy to setup and get going. It's really comfortable and I have wrist issues so that matters. Battery life has been fantastic on month 12 of daily use and haven't replaced it yet. I really like having the forward/back button and the additional "squeeze" button on the thumb. Only reason I am docking a star is because when you switch from between having the incremental/click on the scroll wheel versus to smooth scroll it get's too easy. I like to have free scroll on most mouses but this one is too fluid and makes it hard to avoid over scrolling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mouse for everyday use

    Posted
    RivHou
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    I first purchased a marathon mouth over 6 years ago. Until recently, it worked great, and the marathon battery life works as advertised. I use the marathon mouse on my home computer with casual usage of under 15 hours a week. I felt so wasteful having to continue to purchase batteries or continue to recharge batteries, and this mouse is the perfect solution. I also paired the mouse with my k800 keyboard and unifying device for consolidated usage of one usb receiver. The mouse is a bit heavier and larger than some on the market, but I enjoy it's performance. I would highly recommend the marathon mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for fast scrolling

    Posted
    NEITSNIE
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    This mouse is best suited for use at a desk than on the go with my laptop. I tried it with the laptop but the laser tracking doesn't work on all the surfaces I needed such as my cloth couch or bedsheet. Microsoft's Blutracking technology is still the best for tracking on any surface including cloth. Works great on my desktop and the ability to roll the wheel and scroll down pages at whatever speed I want without the limitations of a typical mouse. The nanoreceiver is great since it is almost flush with the USB port. Programmable buttons including two side buttons are a plus for those who prefer mouse buttons versus scrolling on the screen for actions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Logitech - Marathon Mouse M705

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    DigitalDesigns
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    Bought this due to adding another PC to my computer lab. I don't really understand the reason for the dual scroll wheel option but I'd safely assume there's a need for it somewhere. It's a comfortable fit to the hand and I like having the forward/backward easy access buttons at my thumb. I'm not sure it's that I work to much or the possibility the battery life really doesn't seem to last as long as my other Logitech mouse that runs on AAA batteries. Not really a big deal as long as I have 4 rechargeable AA batteries, 2 charging while using the other 2. I do the same with my AAA batteries, just not near as often.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dependable for the long haul

    Posted
    gatorphunk
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    I purchased this model two years ago, and it worked well until the right mouse button mysteriously stopped working normally earlier this year (I suspect due to anonymous user interference rather than breach of integrity of product). The mouse still worked, it just took more force to right-click. Rather than experiment with fixing it myself and possibly further complicating things, I purchased a new mouse of this model and put the original in my laptop/travel bag as a spare. "Marathon" is an accurate name for this mouse - the original has been working steadily for over two years, and showed no signs of slowing in performance. I can expect the same of this newer model, as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, comfortable mouse

    Posted
    GreenT
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    I did some research before deciding on the M705. This Logitech model came up on my search as the number one wireless mouse of 2016. I haven't tried other models, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but it has been great so far. I've been using it for two months, mainly for school, and trust me, you will be far better off with a mouse while in an MBA program. The M705 is a bit pricey, but I see it as paying for comfort--it's not too small, but not too big either, like a giant ergonomic mouse. The sensitivity settings are sufficient, though the scrolling sometimes gets out of control (or it could just be user error). Overall, I would recommend the M705.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse for htpc and power user!

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    Phil523
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    The design is very ergonomic and the most important thing to me is the type of paint or coating that's on it, this mouse has a matte paint coating on top and rubber grips on each side which is good as it doesn't picks up finger oils as a glossy painted mouse would. The next great thing about this mouse is the buttons and this one has 8 buttons with 6 programmable to anything you want them to be, and the scroll wheel can be high speed or normal speed which is great for a lot of applications.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, long lasting, and dependable

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    Critter0382
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    This is the second M705 wireless mouse that I have purchased. I bought the first one a few years ago and it lasted longer than expected considering that I was taking it back and forth with me overseas for that entire time. I think I only had to replace the batteries once or twice. It also works very well and I've never had an issue with any of the drivers or compatibility. The forward-back buttons on the side of the mouse are great for navigating the web. I bought this second one a few months ago and it's performed just as well as the first. I highly recommend this mouse for it's long-lasting durability and dependability.

    I would recommend this to a friend