Initially look, the Logitech M325 appears like just a smaller variation of the company’s M310. Both are merely designed mice with attractive styles from the Global Graffiti Collection. Both are wireless mice that use nano USB receivers. However that’s about where the similarities end. Although the M325 is physically smaller sized, it still triumphes when the function sets and performance of the two mice are stacked against each other.
At a Glance
The Good: Micro-precise scrolling, attractive designs, Unifying Technology
The Bad: No ergonomic curves
Design and Construction
The M325 can be found in an amazing number of various designs. There are solid color choices as well as designs that become part of Logitech’s Global Graffiti Collection of artist-created patterns. The mouse is on the smaller sized side– those with smaller sized hands would appreciate it, and it would make a great travel mouse. The patterns are featured on a shiny faceplate while the remainder of the mouse is a matte black. It’s an ambidextrous mouse, so both righties and lefties can rejoice. The downside to this is that the mouse has few ergonomic curves to it, so heavy computer system users might wish to look in other places.
Scrolling and Performance
While this mouse does not feature Hyper-fast scrolling, it does include what Logitech calls “Micro-precise scrolling.” The technical distinctions in between the two are a bit unclear, but something is particular: the M325 scrolls extremely smoothly. It has nearly invisible detent scrolling, which is really a bit nicer than the normal smooth-as-glass scrolling discovered with Hyper-fast.
We love Hyper-fast scrolling. It can take some getting used to in order to use it to its complete capacity, but once you master its finer points, you’ll have a hard time going back. To be sure, it’s especially enjoyable for certain types of users, and this would include Microsoft Excel users.
We might value Micro-precise scrolling even a bit more due to the fact that we truly did take pleasure in the slight detent scrolling. To show: in a blank Excel file, one fast-as-can-be scroll utilizing the Logitech M310 mouse brought us to line 73. Using the M325 brought all of us the method to line 879. There’s really simply no contrast.
It clicked and dragged very easily; the small mouse has a comfy little heft to it. It is an optical wireless mouse as opposed to a laser mouse.
There is quite a bit of modification that can be done with this mouse. While the left and right buttons can just be used to left and right click, you can designate the scroll wheel for a range of functions: middle button, zoom, application switcher, car scroll, universal scroll, play/pause, mute, keystroke task, and other.
And while that’s where the customization ends with the M310, you can likewise tilt the scroll wheel of the M325 so that it operates forward and back buttons. Or you can set the “Back” button (tilting the scroll wheel left) so that it’s designated as page down, cruise down, zoom out, next, volume down, keystroke assignment, or other. The “Forward” button (right tilt of the scroll wheel) can also be designated as page up, cruise up, zoom in, previous, volume up, keystroke task, or other. There is actually a great deal of capacity for this easy mouse.
In addition to the button projects, you can also adjust the pointer choices and identify the number of lines you ‘d like the mouse to scroll. Alternatives include one line, three lines, six lines and screen. This menu will likewise let you access the Unifying Technology choices (keep reading for more on that feature) as well as designated video gaming settings.
To access these alternatives, click on the upward-pointing arrow in your taskbar, which lies on the bottom right-hand side, right near the clock. A little mouse and keyboard icon will show the battery status of your Logitech peripherals (a truly cool feature, particularly since the mouse doesn’t have a battery status indicator on it). If you click that icon, you will be offered the Mouse and Keyboard Settings alternative. Click that, and you’ll be taken to the menu that lets you adjust button and pointer settings.
Battery life is stated to be 18 months, although this can differ depending upon “user and computing conditions,” according to Logitech. It uses a single AA battery. The M310, meanwhile, boasts simply 12 months of battery life.
Like many of Logitech’s mice, the M325 uses the company’s Unifying Technology. This permits you to pair to six compatible devices using simply a single nano USB receiver. Not just is this helpful if you’re currently utilizing a Logitech keyboard or touchpad, it can likewise help if you have multiple individuals utilizing the same computer system but who choose to use various mice. No more switching out (and possibly losing) nano receivers.
What should you make with the extra receivers? Logitech has some concepts (well, one concept). Thankfully, the M325 has a receiver placeholder underneath the battery cover. This, in addition to its smaller sized size, makes it a feasible travel alternative.
The Bottom Line
The M325 may retail a bit more than your average travel-sized mouse, however it crams in a lot of functions that make it worth its cents. The micro-precise scrolling is fun and useful to use, and its attractive designs are just icing on the cake. Yes, it would be nice if it was a bit more ergonomic friendly, but that’s the price you pay with an ambidextrous mouse.
Last updated on September 16th, 2019