If you have your laptop with you at all times, you got to have an external mouse because let’s be honest – the trackpad on laptops just doesn’t feel right when it comes to navigation. I know a lot of people who are against the idea of having a dedicated mouse because it is one extra accessory to carry. While there are people who can’t travel without one. I have always belonged to the second category and was on a hunt to buy a decent wireless mice for my laptop for both office and home purposes. After a couple of hours of researching, finally decided to go to with the Logitech M275. I got this mouse for Rs 899 on Flipkart and I was aware about the compromises I will have to make for the better quality and durability. It has been about 3 weeks of me using the Logitech M275 and here are my thoughts.
Aesthetics and Durability
Aesthetically, this mouse is spot on. One thing which is imperative to mention is that this is a medium-sized mouse. So this should fit right for everyone doesn’t matter if he has small or big hands. I have smaller than average-sized hands and got hand of it pretty quickly. Trust me, this is one of the most comfortable mouse I have ever used. The mouse is lightweight and feels premium. The Wi-Fi dongle feels premium as well and we do get a storage compartment for it as well. The downside here, however, is that storage compartment is where the battery sits so you need to pop-out the only compartment every time you travel which can be annoying sometimes. As a result, you eventually end up leaving the dongle on the laptop itself which is not healthy for both the laptop as well as the dongle.
Apart from this, there are just two buttons (Right Click & Left Click) along with the single scrolling wheel. Both the buttons as well as the scrolling wheel feels premium to touch and gives a satisfying sound on every click. As I just mentioned, this is not a silent mouse so if you have a roommate or a co-worker who absolutely hates the clicking sound, you are better off with something else. Another important factor which people often tend to ignore is that this is a right-handed mouse only. I am right-handed so that didn’t bother me. Hard Luck lefties!
Its been almost a month of me using this mouse and I have faced no issue regarding the performance or comfort. The Logitech M275 sits extremely comfortable under my palm and can be used without a mouse pad as well. Although a dedicated mouse pad is always recommended. The cursor movement and tracking was utterly precise and thanks to Logitech’s advanced optical sensor, text selection becomes way easier. Also, the optical sensor is light-less so in case you happen to work in dark or in low-light, there is no annoying red-light coming out of the bottom of your mouse.
The scrolling wheel behaves just as it should – not to fast not too slow although you can always fiddle with the scrolling speed from your machine. Further, the power button is located at the bottom and is easy to toggle.
Another important factor to note here is that this mouse is not universal receiver compatible. In other words, if you lose or break the nano receiver, you will have to throw the mouse.
If I have to sum-up the usability, this mouse is perfect for daily office work or home purposes. If you are looking a mice with more control and functionalities, well you are better off with something else.
Setting Up and Battery Life
There is no rocket science while you setup this mouse. It is a plug-and forget mouse. Once you plug the nano receiver, your machine will automatically install the driver and you will be ready to go in no time.
For the battery, Logitech claims that a single ‘AA’ battery will last this mouse for about 18 months depending on the usage. Fortunately, the battery is included in the box which is always good to see. Its been only about 1 month since I bought this mouse so I can’t really vouch on the battery life claim. Generally, battery life on a mouse is as per the claims.
Should you buy the Logitech M275?
For a price of Rs 899, this is one of the best bets if you don’t want to compromise on the quality. Logitech is giving 1 year manufacture warranty as well so you can’t really go wrong with the durability. The M275 is simple to use, does the job and justifies its price. However, if you are buying this for your next video editing project or gaming, the Logitech M275 is just not made for that.
What do you think? Do you have any better alternatives? Let us know in the comment section below and we might review it for you 🙂