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

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse !

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    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: 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

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Logitech took away one of the thumb buttons

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    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

    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

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    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: 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

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    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: 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

    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

  • 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

    Excellent wireless mouse

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Feel & Reliable Performance

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy, Easy To Use, Precise

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse

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    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

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Momentum wheel fun & impressive response!

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    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: 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