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Logitech Marathon Mouse M705

Logitech Marathon Mouse M705

from  $26.9+
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85 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

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."

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.

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Critic Reviews 3

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User Reviews 27
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Portable / travel
Ergonomics
Right-handed
Sensor type
Laser
Resolution
3200 dpi
Scrolling device
Yes
Buttons
4
Special buttons
Yes
Connection type
Wireless
Type
Ergonomics
Sensor type
Resolution
Scrolling device
Buttons
Special buttons
Connection type
Portable / travel
Right-handed
Laser
3200 dpi
Yes
4
Yes
Wireless

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85 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

100
Karen005
Been using the mouse on a single set of batteries from December 2011 to the...read more
100
StammesOpfer
I now have 4 of these. This is not a gaming mouse but for anything else it is...read more
100
Vigants
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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