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Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 Review

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Logitech has a host of wireless mice to choose from.  If you’re looking for wireless mouse with straightforward features in a cheap package, the Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 should be up there in your list of choices.

The Logitech Wireless Mouse M525’s most attractive features include an ultra sensitive scroll wheel, high precision tracking, and a ridiculously long battery life.  It helps that the mouse also has an ergonomic design that offers comfortable grip at the same time.

Design

The Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 is meant for the small and medium-sized hands.  The size is not too small and not too large either, which means it fits perfectly well in the hands of the average Filipino user.   That also means that the Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 is light and easy to carry around.

In terms of ergonomics, the Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 offers a very comfortable yet functional design.  The curves are in the right place and the height of the arc is also just right.   The result is a natural fit and a natural grip that of course translates to a very comfortable use.  In the center is the scroll wheel that’s clickable sideways for back and forward functions.  The dimensions are uniform on both sides, making the Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 ambidextrous.

The sides of the Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 are covered in soft rubber that improves the grip.  That goes without saying that the mouse easily sticks to the hand for a more stable grip.  The rubber sides are adorned by highlights which are green in color in my review unit. If you don’t like green, the Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 is offered in other color combinations.

Features and Performance

As mentioned at the start of this review, the main features of the Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 are its ultra sensitive scroll wheel, a high precision tracking feature, and a very long battery life.

The scroll wheel is very unusual.  It’s something I haven’t encountered before.  Logitech calls it a micro-precise wheel because it packs more groves per millimeter.  The effect on scrolling action is fantastic.  It’s ultra sensitive and scrolls pages smoothly and quickly.  The downside, however, is it feels unnatural to scroll up and down.  Sometimes it just feels too smooth like there are no groves at all or that the scroll is too lose.  It gets a bit of getting used to but it’s not a bad thing at all.   The scroll wheel has a hidden built-in tilt action.  The scroll wheel is clickable sideways for back and forward functions and if you’re one who wants these actions in just one place, knowing that your mouse has them as a built-in feature is surely nice to know. If you still opt for the forward and back buttons on the browser, you can just pretend that the tilt wheel is not in there.

The Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 also features laser grade precision.  What this does is let tracking work perfectly on practically any surface so there’s really no need for mouse pads.  Even on smooth surfaces like tiles, the Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 still works.

What you may love mostly about the Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 is the battery life.  The two AA batteries that come in the package will last you three years without ever having the need to replace them.  To most, this already makes the Logitech M525 worth considering.  I cannot confirm this of course since I would have to wait three years to see if this claim is true.  To help you extend the battery life even longer, the Logitech M525 has a smart sleep mode and a physical On/Off switch.

The Logitech M525 connects to your computer through a Logitech Unifying receiver that connects up to six Unifying-compatible devices.  The nano receiver is so tiny you’d forget it’s even there.  It’s the same nano receiver found on the Logitech M600 Touch Mouse I reviewed previously.  And just like the M600, the nano receiver on the Logitech M525 has a storage slot inside the battery compartment.

The Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 offers a good balance of price and performance.  The very manageable price of $US40 (about P1,700) makes the Logitech M525 really worth considering.

Pros:

  • Ergonomic design
  • Precision tracking
  • Tilt wheel
  • Long battery life

Cons:

  • Very smooth scroll wheel

Rating: 8.2/10

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1 Comment

  1. I want Logitech M525 I need it badly to replace my 5 yr old wired and tangled mouse and a troubled touch pad. >:D It’s the best wireless mouse I’ll ever have!!!!!

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