The Logitech Marathon M705 was universally liked by our panel of experts and laypeople. It fits a variety of hand sizes, and it grips and tracks accurately on everything from desks to wood floors to fabric—just not on glass or mirrors.Read the full review →
The Marathon Mouse M705 is a device made for people who don't need a lot out of their peripherals. It's simple, comfortable and works great on most surfaces. And most importantly -- it's not expensive. Unfortunately, users with larger hands might feel a little cramped by it.
The M705 is a clear winner in the comfort category, with The Wirecutter finding it the "clear favorite" among testers. Four out of six liked the M705's size, grip and button placement the best, and it came in second with the other two. However, while Wirecutter says "all of our testers loved it regardless of their hand size," Digital Versus found it "very difficult to get hold of" and uncomfortable for extended periods due to how your wrist rests on the desk while only the mouse moves, which feels natural but is "bad for your wrist."
… show more However, Digital Versus noted that the M705's greatest strength is its battery life, which should last for three years. PC Mag also complimented the mouse's "fast, precise movements" as well as the ability to customize button settings and scroll speed. It isn't going to challenge a good gaming mouse, but the Marathon Mouse isn't designed with long FPS sessions in mind. It's meant for a different kind of marathon: how long you can go without worrying about changing the battery or how your hand feels. And in those categories, the M705 runs just fine.
Ergonomics / comfort
Design and form factor
The Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 offers comfort, a solid feature set, and a high tracking rate, making it a mouse worthy of our Editors' Choice.Read the full review →
Given the M705's many strengths, our final score might seem harsh, but it really left us with sore wrists. Maybe you just need a smaller hand?Read the full review →
I like the feel of the mouse. Probably one of the more comfortable ones I have used. The only downside I have had is with the scrolling. I love the hyper scroll (or whatever it is called). It drives me crazy when switching to my portable mouse which clicks with each turn of the wheel. The...Read the full review →
i didn't know a mouse is supposed to be THIS good ! now i hate any other kind of mouse ...Read the full review →
is a perfect mouse that works across the room. only (and I haven't figured this out fully) a problem with extreme detail work.Read the full review →
Portable enough, excellent battery life, nice weight and balance, the dual-mode scroll wheel is perfect, the multiple buttons are very useful and the low on-the-thumb button is so comfortable to use. I like to set the on-the-thumb button for Expose in OSX and Activities Overview in Gnome Shell.Read the full review →
Overall it's a good mouse and I'd recommend this mouse to my gamer friends and work friends alike. It's a cheap alternative to a gaming mouse and exceeds the needs and expectations to work and everyday use. The toggle scroll wheel option is very useful when switching between MS Word, Excell, and...Read the full review →
The M705 has four key strengths to win you over : - a record battery life of three years - an attractive silhouette - a scrollwheel that you can either turn freely or click around - a compact form that's a hybrid between compact mice and traditional mice. The first three of these speak for...Read the full review →
I now have 4 of these. This is not a gaming mouse but for anything else it is my favorite. The perfect number of buttons (there is a third thumb button besides the forward and back on the side and the scroll wheel tilts left and right). And everything can be configured with the Logitech software.Read the full review →
2.5 years the battery went for and that alone saved a ton of money. Worth every penny spend. But this mouseRead the full review →