I went with M705 because I heard this thing eats batteries
LOL M705 vs Anywhere.
I had to change the batteries of the Anywhere every month! Had the M705 for more than 4 months, haven't replaced the batteries yet and I don't think I will have to anytime soon. I think the battery consumption of the Anywhere has to do with its laser, which tracks on glass.
I had this mouse and loved it. But after a little over a year it started to get the double-click defect (google it). I called Logitech and they sent me a new one right away, but mine had a 3 year warranty. With only a 90-day warranty, I'd be careful with this one if you'd be bothered by the mouse thinking you double-clicked when you really didn't.
I ordered one of these refurbs from Meritline about 2 months ago and use it daily and it's been working great. It's nice and small, doesn't take up space in my work bag. I just had to change the batteries about a week ago so you will find yourself changing the batteries every couple months or so but that's not an issue for me since I always have some spare Eneloops in my work bag. I may just order another one as back up.
I just paid full price for the m570 TRACKBALL mouse after reading Amazon user reviews. Takes some getting used to but I like the couch function on the HTPC. I already have a K360 keyboard so I just tuck extra unifying receiver inside the m570. Love logitech. They say you will never go back to a regular mouse so I thought I might as well take the leap now.
FYI, I've had problems with the recert m705's from Meritline. Issue is that the wheel is unbalanced so when you stop the scroll, it 'falls' to rest in a different spot.
I had a similar problem with a refurb Logitech MK710 Keyboard/mouse combo. Looked it up and just realized the mouse in that is a... m705!
Mine was a bit worse. It would actually jump back in the opposite direction a bit like it was correcting itself. The lag drove me nuts. Luckily I was able to exchange it with a trusted eBay seller so I would only buy refurbs from sellers with good return/exchange policies. Meritline appears to have a decent return policy, but I've never exercised it.
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Because I use computers everywhere, I have two of these mice along with two Performance MX mice, and one recently bought m705.
I can tell you that while I really like the MX Anywhere mouse, I cannot recommend buying an MX model refurb logitech mouse of any type due to the warranty terms. If you are a heavy user, there is an awfully good chance you will have left click button issues within the warranty period.
Now, I can't really complain about this because if you are using a mouse 8 hours a day and it lasts ~2 or so years, honestly I think that is fairly reasonable for a ~$30-40 mouse, though I don't think it is ok on a $80 mouse like the Performance MX. And so far 3 of my 4 mice left clickers have all failed somewhere between 1 and 2.5 years each, and the 4th doesn't get used nearly as much. The m705 has a much different feeling clicker and is fairly new, so I can't comment on that one. Only the 2 Anywheres and 2 Performance models I have.
I don't have hulk hands and I don't mash the left click buttons, I'm not even using these mice for gaming anymore, just office work at work & home for the Performance mice plus travel/customer use for the Anywheres. I don't have kids tossing the mice around, though the Anywheres do get tossed in bags as normal. I think Logitech cut it a little short with the click mechanism durability on these mice. LIkely so an average user will have to buy new ones after 3 years. I'm a pretty heavy user but it seems very wrong to me that one person could fail 3 of 4 mice being used within the warranty terms. Seems like gamers would destroy them.
If you buy these new, they have a 3 year warranty meaning you are all set, getting warranty service is fairly easy so long as you have proof of purchase and you should end up with 3+ years of a good mouse which is fair enough.
But with 90 days you are hosed and based upon my experiences I can tell you, you will eventually be hosed. It's kind of a shame too because these MX models are really very nice mice to use. Have not found any I like better.
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I bought one of these for myself at Christmas ( MX and the 705m ) and then returned the MX a week later. The tracking did not work well on my multicolored wooden table. the tracking is supposed to work on any surface.
I kept the 705m because it was just cool enough to keep the logitech 705m and works better than the MX, from my testing.
the microsoft explorer blu-track mice work really well for me on any surface ( except glass ).
I just wanted to try the logitech mice because I've heard so many people talking about them, I don't think they were much better than my MS explorer blu-track, but I do really like all the extra features that the logitech mice have ( I love the logitech scroll selector that changes between a digital scroll or a mechanical scroll. I love that feature )
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