Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2020
I specifically purchased the M720, as it has the capability to be used across multiple systems. Previously, I'd used the M510 for a number of years, and I particularly enjoyed the design. It was your typical five-button mouse, and the two buttons on the side of the mouse that I use to maneuver back and forth in a browser were spaced apart from one another making them easy to discern simply by feel.

On the other hand, the M720 has three buttons on the side of the mouse, two used for maneuvering backward and forward in a browser window, by default, and one button used to switch between any of the three systems this mouse can be connected to. It's intended for ease of use in traversing these systems, but I found it to be poorly designed, b/c the buttons are rather small, and they're all interconnected, so gauging them by feel can be difficult.

In addition, just above the buttons, there's a small lip on the edge of the top of the mouse. I've posted a picture, where you can somewhat make out this ridge. The problem I had is that the side buttons reside directly underneath this lip, so, in essence, there is an overhang covering the top of the buttons, and this contributes to the difficulty in discerning which button is which strictly by feel. I found myself repeatedly hitting the wrong buttons, especially the button to switch between systems.

Finally, also on the side of the mouse, but at the base of the mouse, is another button which brings up a small preview window of all the open windows you currently have, so you can easily navigate among them. I also found this button to be a nuisance, since I would often inadvertently hit it, bringing up the preview window, when I'd rearrange the position of the mouse.

All in all, I found the design of the buttons on this mouse to be disappointing to the point that it was unusable for my particular needs. Thus, I returned it and replaced it w/ another M510, which I'll use in conjunction w/ a software solution to utilize across my multiple systems.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Design
By Jeff on October 20, 2020
I specifically purchased the M720, as it has the capability to be used across multiple systems. Previously, I'd used the M510 for a number of years, and I particularly enjoyed the design. It was your typical five-button mouse, and the two buttons on the side of the mouse that I use to maneuver back and forth in a browser were spaced apart from one another making them easy to discern simply by feel.

On the other hand, the M720 has three buttons on the side of the mouse, two used for maneuvering backward and forward in a browser window, by default, and one button used to switch between any of the three systems this mouse can be connected to. It's intended for ease of use in traversing these systems, but I found it to be poorly designed, b/c the buttons are rather small, and they're all interconnected, so gauging them by feel can be difficult.

In addition, just above the buttons, there's a small lip on the edge of the top of the mouse. I've posted a picture, where you can somewhat make out this ridge. The problem I had is that the side buttons reside directly underneath this lip, so, in essence, there is an overhang covering the top of the buttons, and this contributes to the difficulty in discerning which button is which strictly by feel. I found myself repeatedly hitting the wrong buttons, especially the button to switch between systems.

Finally, also on the side of the mouse, but at the base of the mouse, is another button which brings up a small preview window of all the open windows you currently have, so you can easily navigate among them. I also found this button to be a nuisance, since I would often inadvertently hit it, bringing up the preview window, when I'd rearrange the position of the mouse.

All in all, I found the design of the buttons on this mouse to be disappointing to the point that it was unusable for my particular needs. Thus, I returned it and replaced it w/ another M510, which I'll use in conjunction w/ a software solution to utilize across my multiple systems.
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