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I had this mouse for about a month or so before I sold it on to a friend - mainly because I didn't really like it.
I bought this from Currys for about £10 or so and thought that this was a bit of a bargain considering it was a Logitech product (In my opinion, the kings of computer peripherals). From my experience with their other Logitech mice, I was expecting this to be amongst the most comfortable devices ever to have been cradled by my hand - oh, I was wrong.
I like big mice becase of having fairly big hands. Therefore is I have a small mouse I find myself scrunching my hand up in order to handle it and therefore, after a while, this becomes uncomfortable and actually puts me at a higher risk of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). I could probably put up with a little discomfort but as I was actually get a bit of pain because of it being small, i decided to sell it to a friend. This friend still has this mouse and seems to like it so I assume it is only really bad for us big-handed people.
Other than comfort issues, this mouse is actually really good. Responsiveness is great and I never experienced any interference issues which caused the cursor to fly across the screen which is an issue with some computer mice. The batteries never ran out in the time I had it - with the amount of usage it had in just a month this is rather impressive.
Amongst my favourite things about this product is that it comes with the Logitech Unified Receiver (LUR). The LUR can be seen on the image and is absolutely tiny! Not only is it tiny but it is also powerful - it can handle multiple Logitech devices by itself without interference or performance issues - very surprising considering many manufacturers struggle to get even a single device to work properly with a receiver around 20 times the size of the LUR.
Using wired mouses my whole life, a wireless one would be something new. I began to search and stumbled across the Logitech Wireless Mouse M180. I never paid too much for the mouse, around £10. Now upon opening the case I could see the logitech symbol on the top and i also noticed that the mouse came with a really small usb receiver which was just great as i know other mouses can come with rather large ones. This mouse is rather big but thats a good thing as your hand fits snugly around it. The mouse requires 2 batteries though which can be a hassle as there are many wireless mouses which only require one battery. To open the slot for the batteries, all you have to do is push the red "connect" button on the back and then slide it off. This will reveal 2 battery slots. Now ive been using Energizer + batteries in it and after having the mouse for well over 6 months it still hasn't run out of battery.
The mouse has a light on the front which is green when theres plenty of battery but turns red when the battery is low. This is really handy as of course it tells me when i need to think about getting more batteries for the mouse. Dont be worried if this happens though as mine has been on red for like a week ^^. Theres obviously a roll button on the mouse and theres an off and on button on the back. The connection of the mouse is very good as you can be quite a distance away from your computer and you will still be able to control the cursor.
The mouse feels very robust due to its large size. The plastic its made out of is very solid and i highly doubt a few drops will even scratch the mouse. Personally ive dropped it many times, ive even dropped it by accident from about 2 metres onto a wooden floor and it was perfectly fine, the floor wasn't though!
You can buy the mouse with the keyboard too. If you do this you get given this sort of reciever which connects to the computer/laptop with a rather large wire. Its quite big, not much shorter than the mouse but this allows the keyboard and the mouse to connect to the computer using only one USB port.
The mouse can be used at a VERY high speed and if you were using a mouse which was much slower then it can take time to adapt but this shouldn't be much of a problem. It is very reliable as i dont think ive ever had any interference when the cursor sticks or jerks. It also has very good precision.
To me the mouse is great value for money due to its robustness, battery life and how comfortable it is when in your hand.
This review is also on Ciao under the username Connor131
I bought this mouse about 2 months ago and paid around about £10 for it. It would seem that £10 is still the going rate for this mouse.
I find that the mouse fits quite nicely to my hand. I have used mice in the past which have been both too large and too small to use comfortably over an extended period of time. The mouse is slightly pitched in around the middle, which is a fairly standard shape unless you are purchasing a mouse which has been ergonomically designed to reduce Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). As I thankfully don't suffer from RSI, I don't feel I need a mouse that deviates from the standard shape.
The mouse is designed to be used equally as comfortably if you are left and right handed. My girlfriend is a leftie and she has no comfort issues when using the mouse.
This is an Optical mouse, which means that it doesn't use a roll ball, but light to track the movements you make. This is standard these days and it's been a while since I have come across a roller ball mouse. I find that it's best to use an optical mouse with a mouse mat as some desks can have an odd affect on the optical light from the mouse and cause the pointer to jump or behave in a strange manner.
The mouse is also wireless. The mouse comes with a small, discreet USB receiver. According to the manufacturer the wireless signal operates at 2.4GHz frequency. I haven't encountered any issue with the receiver picking up the signal from the mouse and find the mouse to be as responsive as the wired mouse I use at work.
You will also need 1 x AA battery to power the mouse.
The mouse is essentially plug and play. Plug the USB receiver into an available USB slot, wait 30 seconds or so for the device to register on your machine and off you go!
This a is 3 button mouse. You have your left click, a right click and a scroll wheel, which also acts as a button. This is a the standard set up on most mice these days. I have found that additional buttons are normally placed for comfort reasons, but these 3 buttons are all you need functionally.
This is a good mouse, which isn't expensive and is made by a manufacturer, Logitech, who have a good reputation. I haven't had any problems with the mouse and would recommend it to family, friends and colleagues.
The Logitech M180 is a good basic wireless mouse. I had a couple of problems with this little mouse and ended up getting a replacement for the first I bought. The bought the mouse for £9.99 and had it for about a week before the fault developed, the mouse is wireless but it stopped connecting to the adapter. The shop I bought it from replaced it with no problems; luckily I have had no problems with the replacement.
As mentioned the mouse is wireless, you simply plug the USB adapter / dongle into your PC or laptop and your good to go. Unlike some mouse's there is no setup needed it is simple plug and play. The main advantage of having a wireless mouse is the fact that there are no wires. The mouse has a 3 metres range, I tried this out and it is about right. It looks a little cheap and not to sturdy, I wouldnt like to drop it as it looks easily breakable.
The mouse uses infrared to communicate with the dongle which is much better than having an old fashioned track ball. The mouse has the usual three buttons including a scroll button between the two main ones on the left and right.
The Logitech M180 is a good basic mouse with no added extras, it's cheap and cheerful but does the job that it is expected to do.
The Logitech Wireless Mouse M180 is a great basic mouse. It does the job with no thrills. It works without an easily broken track ball and uses a red light instead to work out where it is being moved. The mouse is wireless which is great as there is no wires to get tangled up with and your movements are limited less. To use the wireless you simply plug the tiny dongle into a USB port on your laptop or computer and off you go! There is no set up. It is a quick process. The wire less has a good range. About 3 meters which is more than enough for most people!
The mouse has three buttons. The left button which is the main one. It is you every day button which does the job you want it to. There is then the far right button. This button is on nearly all mouses. There is then the middle button. This button is for scrolling on web pages and other things. Unfortunately, on my Logitech Wireless Mouse M180, the scroll roller broke. I think that dust clogged it up and there is no way of fixing it. This is such a shame because I used it a lot.
Overall, a good everyday mouse but it is sad that the roller can be easily broken