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Updated review - one out of two dead after 6 months
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2018
My original review is below.
However, I want to update it to say that I liked the first one I ordered so much I ordered another. Now, at about 6 months of use, it refuses to acknowledge any button clicks. Mouse pointer still moves around, but I can't click anything.
I liked this a lot when it worked, but even at this price I think I need more than 6 months of durability, so I'm revising my review from 5 stars to 2. If the second one (which I use at work) somehow wows me with how much longer it lasts, I'll update the review again.
I wasn't 100% sure what I'd think of this mouse. I'm replacing the second Logitech M705 that has gone bad on me, though they went bad in different ways. I actually had a third that was perfect for years until damage that was my fault.
This one looked to be a little on the slim side of comfort, and I was worried that the "silent" switches might feel mushy - but I was interested in it being rechargable, and the price was right.
So I can't speak to durability yet on this. But, it's reasonably well sized for my medium-large men's hands. I wouldn't mind if it were a smidge bigger, but it's fine like it is.
The finish on the surfaces you touch is pleasant, the scroll wheel feels nice, and the dpi settings work as advertised.
I LOVE the feel of the switches in the buttons. The silent (not really silent but very quiet) left and right switches still have a very nice feel, unlike any mouse I've ever used. The wheel down button click is also nice feeling, but if "silence" actually matters to you, be aware that clicking the wheel this way makes a very distinct click.
My one complaint is that I wish it were heavier. I know this has nothing to do with quality, but part of my brain thinks it does have something to do with it. :-) If I were 100% sure I could open it and epoxy some pennies inside without disturbing anything about how it feels or functions somehow, I would do it. But, I know that's subjective and it also doesn't bother me enough to take off a star.
Lastly, and unsurprisingly, detected immediately on desktop Linux.