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Logitech M325 - Scrolling, Buttons, Value and Verdict

Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers



  • Recommended by TR
Logitech M325 5


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One unique Logitech mouse feature we are simply in love with is its micro-gear scrolling wheels, and the M325 is no exception. Though it doesn’t let you switch between Hyper-Gear and notched scrolling (for more on which, have a read of page two of our Logitech Cordless Desktop MX5500 review), it instead combines the two. Thus, careful movements will give stepped feedback with accompanying clicks, while a more enthusiastic flick will result in scrolling at hyper speeds with inertia.

It’s a beautiful system that adds a whole new level of ease and usability to trawling through long documents or lengthy web pages, and the advantage of combining them over dedicated modes is that it leaves the scroll wheel free to act as a button, rather than as a switch on the portable Logitech V550.Logitech M325 3

Logitech’s signature rubber finish on the wheel is the cherry on the icing. Likewise, it’s nearly a given that any Logitech rodent will have responsive buttons with a nice mix of travel and click, as is the case here for both its regular right/left buttons and its wheel. Our only complaint is that we could have done with one extra button, set for example below the scroll wheel, that would be programmable using Logitech’s excellent SetPoint software.

Overall then, usability is as good as you’re likely to find on a portable mouse, though the sensor’s limitations need to be kept in mind if you want a peripheral you can use on surfaces like marble, glass or carpet. Logitech M325 5

It will set you back anywhere from £22 to £35, depending on the design you’re after. At £25 (the cheapest for the limited edition models), we reckon it’s very decent value, even if you go for the plain variety. However, it’s not without stiff competition from Microsoft’s £27 Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000. Basically, if you want the snazzy designs, unifying receiver and/or sweet micro-gear scroll wheel, go for the M325. If on the other hand you need a mouse that can function on almost any surface, the 6000 is your rodent.


Quite aside from the unique designs across its top, Logitech’s latest ambidextrous portable wireless mouse is comfortable to hold, features an evolutionary combined micro-gear scroll wheel, lasts up to 18 months on a single AA battery and uses a unifying Nano receiver. The M325’s only potential weakness is that it sports a ‘dated’ optical sensor, but for most folks that will still be more than adequate, especially given the affordable starting price.

Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Build Quality 8
  • Design 8
  • Features 7
  • Performance 7
  • Value 9

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


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!


September 8, 2013, 4:15 am

does it work on mac pro


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.


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 :(


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...


March 29, 2016, 12:04 pm

its infrared light, not visible to the eye

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