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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 2727 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK, but flawed

    Posted
    Detergent
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not What You Might Expect...

    Posted
    DayWalker
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse with a couple of flaws

    Posted
    Paul
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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

    Posted
    BestBuyer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent mouse, not as good as the Logitech MX1000

    Posted
    pL86
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, but not perfect

    Posted
    ChoosyInOC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Didn't fit my hand well.

    Posted
    RysFootogal
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    First, off there is no doubt this is an awesome mouse. It has some really awesome features and tons of people love this mouse. The reason I returned it was because it didn't fit my hand well. More specifically, I tend to physically pick up my mouse with my thumb and pinkie finger to reposition it. This mouse was really hard for me to naturally pick it up and reposition like that. It cramped my hand when I did. I also noticed that there isn't a lot of support for the lower palm of your hand which i like. So I returned it and purchased the Logitech 510 which corrected both of these issues for me. Love that mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well but not as good as other Logitech mice

    Posted
    Edwoid
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have owned two other wireless laser mice from Logitech (a Performance MX and a MX Revolution). Both of those worked like champs. One recently began suffering what appears to be a common end of life failure for logitech mice, the microswitch that detects mice clicks begins to fail and registers multiple clicks or click-drags. So, this was to replace that one. All is very good for this mouse except the scroll wheel is not all that good. On some occasions, it seems to scroll too fast, but all too often it seems to be very unresponsive and you are left scrolling for ever to slowing move down the document you are working on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, except for the scroll wheel

    Posted
    TechTock
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Ergonomics, size, weight, etc are all fine...except the scroll wheel. At first I was going to return it because of the endless rolling of the scroll wheel. What makes it worse is the fact that the wheel is so loose that normal mouse use causes the wheel to shift on its own and scroll the page. A little research revealed the rolling action is switchable between freewheeling and staggered, so I switched it. It's better but I still don't like it. The wheel is noticeably loose in the housing, which is very obvious when using it as it feels insecure and it makes a rattling noise.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hit or miss

    Posted
    Sarah
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I first purchased this mouse for use with my own laptop and loved it. Easy to use, scrolling was fast, easy and it fit well in my hand. I bought a second one to my son to use with his laptop and found that the scroll wheel rolls back after using it to scroll down which my son found super annoying. After searching online I found that this a common problem for this model and which doesn't have a specific fix. I was going to take it back but he just works around it by leaving his finger on the scroll wheel when he uses it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    so far so good

    Posted
    FelixZ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought this to replace my Anywhere MX that broke down after less than a year's use. So far, the sensor isn't near as good on varied surfaces (I started carrying a mousepad again). I do like that the wheel mode is controlled by a separate button rather than by pushing the wheel itself. The profile is larger, giving a more comfortable group, but the mouse feels kind of light and plastic-y. Hopefully this one will last a while

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, bad batteries

    Posted
    JoeCool
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Mouse works fine, although it would be helpful to have at least a little diagram showing the various side buttons, etc. and how to set their function. Major selling point is the batteries should last as long as 36 months. The batteries that came with it were marked as good until Mar 2026. However, these batteries did last ONE DAY until they were flat dead. If I were to recommend this to someone, I would also recommend getting some other batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Look and Features, Clumsy Movement

    Posted
    Mousehunter

    Overall it's a great value, at under $40 for a good size optical mouse with a few extras. The only thing I have a problem with is the movement. It's not as precise as my old mouse, which cost half the price. It's also kind of slow, even with windows speed setting set all the way up to fast. It's not very sensitive. It makes panning across multiple displays kind of frustrating because the movement is kind of delayed. It's not awful, but it's not great either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent for the price

    Posted
    NotTooTechSaavy
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    I had a hand injury which made it hard to use the track pad on my laptop so I purchased this mouse. It was $34.99 at the time. I have a fairly large hand(8 inches from my wrist to the end of my middle finger) so I needed a mouse that fit. This one does the job. My only complaint is that it is very sensitive to every movement so the cursor flies everywhere from even the smallest movement. It's fairly minor and not annoying enough to return.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan of the scroll wheel

    Posted
    MrsH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Logitech generally makes a good enough mouse for typical business use. This one lives up to that with one small exception - the scroll wheel. On arrival, it's set to spin freely forever. You move it and it scrolls endlessly, like a fly wheel. If you press the button behind the scroll wheel, it turns it into more of a tractor wheel, with an odd, clunky feel when you scroll. I'm just not a fan.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse - While it Works

    Posted
    GregoTX
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    I really like the wireless capability and nearly endless ways to customize how this mouse is used. However, after about a year of daily use, the contacts for the left click button have become dirty or otherwise don't work right. I can't click and drag, etc., and it has essentially rendered this mouse useless, and it doesn't appear that I can take it apart to investigate and fix. Very disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Logitech M705 Wireless Mouse

    Posted
    Manny
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased this mouse because my old Logitech mouse died...So this was my first M705 wireless mouse. After a week or so the mouse started acting weird and the double clicking was very annoying. Upon further investigation this is a common problem with this mouse and has to do with the left clicker part inside. Cheap Component. So I do not recommend this mouse for gaming or any computer use at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    didnt work for apple keyboard

    Posted
    Gecko
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    DISAPPOINTED THAT the product states on box it will work for apple keyboard but it DID NOT.. i had to return and get the apple mouse for the apple keyboard. i wanted the larger keyboard and not the THIN apple keyboard... but didnt have a choice on the keyboard.... i am still not happy with the apple keyboard even though i have the larger one of the two on the market.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good for the price

    Posted
    Tony
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I initially bought this mouse and felt good in the beginning but I had to return this and got Logitech MX Master because I didn't feel comfortable holding it for a long time. I am a web designer and using mouse all the time so, feeling comfortable of mouse is very important. This mouse works fine but user comfort is lack. Logitech MX Master provides far superior in this area.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend