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Comfortable and compact full-feature mouse. Bluetooth connection resolved!
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2017
The M585 Bluetooth mouse is the perfect size for comfortable all-day use with my medium sized hands. Although I use a fingertip style grip on the mouse, it is also comfortable using the whole-hand grip. Large hands may find this mouse uncomfortably small, but it is a good size for most. The top plate is smooth matte plastic, whereas the sides are a softer tactile plastic.
I considered purchasing the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 (not 2S) - one of Logitech's premium mobile mice - but decided on the M585 instead for several reasons:
1. Similar form factor, but a more supportive higher arch
2. Same connectivity features (Bluetooth or 2.4GHz unifying receiver)
3. Similar forward/back button placement (a must)
4. Traditional scroll wheel (ratcheted)
5. Same Flow options, and ability to switch between two computers
Other Bluetooth mice I considered were:
1. Logitech MX Anywhere 2S - flat form factor and too expensive
2. Logitech Triathlon - similar features but too big
3. Microsoft Sculpt Comfort - flat form factor and fingerprint-prone glossy finish
The Logitech M535 is the basic version of this mouse without thumb buttons, Flow software, or multi-channel wireless.
Overall I am very happy with this mouse. The only feature I had to sacrifice versus the MX Anywhere 2 was the less precise tracking sensor (1000 DPI) instead of the Darkfield laser that has up to 1200 DPI and works on more surfaces. Note that the MX Anywhere 2S has up to 4000 DPI and is more recommended for gaming. I use the M585 for casual gaming though with no problems. I have found the optical sensor to work well on almost any surface except glass. As stated above, the scroll wheel is also different, but I prefer the standard wheel of the M585.
While I wanted a lighter colored mouse, I was concerned the matte grey would look cheap. I am happy with the color in person though: not quite silver, but not ugly either. It gives off a cool retro vibe.
I haven't been able to get Flow working between two computers, but it's probably a network issue at work. For me it is enough to have one mouse in front of two PC's and easily toggle between each one (for which no software is required).
The mouse clicking is a little louder than some. If you like a quieter mouse I recommend looking at the M590. At the time of this review, they are not widely available.
I did have some issues connecting with Bluetooth a second time. The mouse connected flawlessly to my Windows 10 ASUS Laptop the first time. While tinkering with different unifying receivers on several PC's, I clicked "removed device" in mouse settings in order to reset everything and swap channels 1 and 2. Afterward I was unable to reconnect the mouse again via Bluetooth! The M585 uses Bluetooth 4.1 technology (Smart Bluetooth), which can create compatibility issues with some older systems. This was not the issue however.
After going through seemingly every Bluetooth troubleshooting guide on the internet, I figured out the problem was simple! I needed to make the mouse actively connect again, but there was seemingly no Bluetooth "connect" button on the mouse itself.
Hold down the top button until the green LED begins blinking very quickly to put the mouse into active Bluetooth mode. The blinking is about 3x per second, as opposed to the typical 1 second blinking. This allows other devices to temporarily recognize the mouse over Bluetooth and establish a permanent connection.