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Logitech M325 review

Ardjuna Seghers

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  • M325 Mouse - Optical - Wireless - Champagne - Radio Frequency - USB - Scroll Wheel - Contour

Summary

Our Score:

8

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Pros

  • Unique visual design(s)
  • Ambidextrous, well-built
  • Micro-gear scrolling is a pleasure
  • Lasts up to 18months on a single AA
  • Tiny unifying Nano receiver

Cons

  • Uses ‘dated’ optical sensor
  • No direct access to receiver storage

Key Features

  • Ambidextrous, 90grams
  • Micro-gear scroll wheel
  • RF 2.4GHz wireless
  • Unifying Nano receiver
  • Optical sensor
  • Manufacturer: Logitech
  • Review Price: £14.74

Much as we like some of the touchpads on laptops, like those on the Samsung Series 9 or MacBook Air, as a navigation device even the best of them are usually still inferior to a mouse, especially when using an interface like Windows. Of course, if you’re on the move, the last thing you want is a large, clunky mouse.

Thankfully, there are plenty of tiny, light choices out there. One of these is Logitech’s new wireless, ambidextrous M325, which aside from its traditional Logitech trademarks such as ergonomic comfort, micro-gear scroll wheel and ridiculously long battery life, offers a number of unique, snazzy designs. We find out if it’s all style and no substance.Logitech M325 4

First, let’s talk visual impact. Though it’s also available in plain blue-grey and stealth black, the M325 is part of Logitech’s limited Colour Collection range for a reason. The top cover, i.e. the part that’s covered by your hand, can be bought with various designs (though it is not, as far as we’re aware, user interchangeable – a bit of a missed trick though it probably means better build quality).

The first is stylised red-and-black flowers on a white background (called FingerPrint Flowers); the second - our review sample - is an abstract gold organic floral pattern on a background of black and subtle gold-sparkling-grey stripes (Victorian Wallpaper); then there’s a blue background with dark-blue nature patterns and white handwritten text (Indigo Scroll); and finally, a simple purple model with crazy paving outlines in white (Purple Boulder).

Apart from the latter, these patterns are interesting and original enough to make them worth considering. The closest we remember seeing to them is the interchangeable ‘art’ lids Dell offers on some of its laptops, like the Dell XPS 15 with its customizable or pre-selectable Design Studio lid ‘tattoos’.

Logitech M325 1The rest of the M325 mouse consists of a glossy black cover surround that’s remarkably hand-grease resistant, a soft black rubberized grip that runs from right to left, and a hard-wearing matt base. Build quality is superb, and the little rodent survived a few trips in our bag - thrown in with some cables and plugs - without marks or scratches. And at 90 grams with receiver, you’ll barely notice it’s there.

As far as comfort goes, the M325 is probably about as good in the hand as an ambidextrous/symmetrical model this small (less than 10cm) can be. The curved rubber sides provide a good grip for your thumb on one side, and the ring and little fingers on the other. Surprisingly, we didn’t find it hugely more comfortable than the simpler Logitech V550, though that’s just a testament to how nicely that mouse lay in the hand to begin with. For stints on the train, plane or bus it’s more than usable, though for long-term desktop use we found it doesn’t provide quite enough palm support.

Ben 3

September 8, 2011, 6:32 pm

"We would love to see a mobile mouse that utilizes Logitech's Dark Laser tech for tracking across glass'

They do one already - Anywhere Mouse MX http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice/devices/6536

I've got one and it's perfectly small enough for a mobile/laptop user

Harry11

January 24, 2013, 6:08 pm

Have this mouse for 1 week now.. It is absolutely wonderful to use. Incredibly ergonomic and fits great in the palm of your hands. This has always been the case with Logitech mouses, unlike Microsoft mouses which not only feel worse but also aesthetically look ugly. The scroll is incredible....if you hold the mouse stable with 1 hand and literally spin the scroll wheel as fast as you can with the other hand, it will accelerate the speed scrolling down in excel as fast as it can. The accuracy is also smooth and very nice to work with. This is truely a recommended product! Hats off to Logitech!

numacca

September 8, 2013, 4:15 am

does it work on mac pro

ty_buchanan

October 16, 2013, 2:08 pm

With the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 selling for $69.95 and the Logitech M325 selling for $29.95 these mice are not "rivals". In this regard your research is lacking. Therefore, I would advise readers to totally ignore this review.

Geoff Richards

October 16, 2013, 3:51 pm

Considering we reviewed the MS Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 over 2.5 years ago (!) I don't really see your point. At the time of publication (JAN 2012) our comments were valid. £15-ish for the Logitech and £20-ish for the Microsoft rival.

In October 2013, it seems the Logitech M325 is still available and very affordable. The MM 6000 has clearly been retired and replaced with a newer model.

C S

October 17, 2014, 8:10 am

This was/is a bad product, mine worked 1 day then refused to be recognised, Ltech sent me a new "unifying" receiver which worked for a few hours then dissappeared upon reboot later? endless downloads drivers uninstalls config attempts blah blah, Iv`e learnt to never trust a wireless mouse again but moreso never buy a Logitech device again :(

PmC

December 29, 2014, 12:57 am

Is this really optical? Looking at the bottom of the mouse while it's on, I see no telltale signs of an optical sensor...

AeolisMons

March 29, 2016, 12:04 pm

its infrared light, not visible to the eye

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