Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse Review
Logitech uses ‘Advanced Optical Tracking.’ This system includes a light source that is not visible for sensing, but Logitech doesn’t specify what type. The mouse got 1,000 DPI resolution, a bit low when you compare it to a gaming mouse, but is perfect for a mobile mouse or used for HTPC tasks.
The packaging is an ordinary dual-screen type unit – designed to showcase the product while allowing it to be hung on a hook or stacked on a shelf.
In the back, we see some necessary information about the mouse, including compatibility and features. This package may look like an ordinary evil blister, but it does have a jagged cut for easy opening. With that said – once the box opened, it will never be the same anymore, so don’t expect to try the mouse & return it for a refund if you don’t like the shape!
This mouse has a tail! That is a pulling tape that prevents the inserted battery from making contact. Also seen here is a nano receiver, a small thing that is at home next to a laptop.
Another view shows that this model is a simple three-button mouse. Click left, right, and scroll wheel.
The mouse consists of ordinary plastic. Although it doesn’t feel like cheap plastic, it’s not coated or painted, so it looks and feels right at the cheaper end of the price.
At the bottom, you can see the optical sensor lens, the manufacturer’s information sticker, and the on / off switch. The switch feels fine, and easy to switch – a complaint we had with a mouse before that it was difficult to manipulate the switch. In this photo, the mouse turned on – can you tell? No need to flip the mouse over and see visible light to see if it’s turned on – this mouse has ‘invisible optics.’ Because of this, I want Logitech to include an LED indicator from several descriptions – the only way to know if the battery is low is when it stops working.
The battery included is a cheap ‘GP Alkaline’ AA battery that cannot be refilled. Logitech claims that this mouse can run up to one year with the power switch and smart sleep mode. Only time will prove this promise! It’s great that the manufacturer still uses replaceable batteries in the device – I don’t like the ‘integrated’ battery trend that makes this device discarded when it fails. Also included in the mouse pad is a place to store nano receivers when you move them. Much safer than hanging the side of your notebook in your bag.
In use, the mouse feels comfortable (only as soft as a notebook mouse can be obtained) and reliable. Even though it feels lighter than a mouse that replaced in our home, it feels like it produced to a higher standard: range as promised (10 meters) and response as expected. The buttons are very tactile, with very different clicks on activation. My only complaint with the feel of this product is that the detent scroll wheel on the scroll wheel is very light and not very visible when scrolling. That is a personal choice, of course.
Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse is available at various online retailers, with Newegg saving it for the US $ 17.49. I bought this mouse at a price equivalent to the US $ 12.60 from a local store.
As a mid-range wireless notebook or HTPC wireless mouse, I would recommend this model to others I’ve tried (Microsoft Mobile 1000, Genius DX-1700, Verbatim Nano).
Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse Specification
|Scroll Wheel||Vertical Scroll Type = Regular, Supports Horizontal = No|
|Connect / Power||On/Off switch|
|Battery Type and Size||1xAA Alkaline, Removable/ Replaceable|
|Battery Life||Up to 12 months|
- Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
- Mac OS® X 10.5 or later
- Chrome OS
- USB port
|Product component||Width||Depth/Length||Height||Weight With battery|
|Mouse||60 mm (2.36 inch)||99 mm (3.89 inch)||39 mm (1.54 inch)||75g mm (2.65 ounces)|
|Receiver||14 mm (0.55 inch)||19 mm (0.75 inch)||6 mm (0.24 inch)||2g (0.07 ounces)|
Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse Manual
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