Product Type: Logitech mice & trackballs
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Logitech Mouse M125
Member Name: MALU
Logitech Mouse M125
Date: 21/08/11, updated on 21/08/11 (84 review reads)
Advantages: works well
Disadvantages: rather small
When my faithful mouse of many years had given up the ghost and gone to mouse heaven, I saw in the computer shop that progress had also touched mice. The shop-assistant talked me into a cutting edge, battery run mouse whose movement wouldn't be hindered by a cable. Silly me, it had never disturbed me that my mouse was connected with the computer. For the new mouse I'd have to buy batteries which would add to the price, especially as I forgot all the time to switch the thingy off because I wasn't used to doing so. The few times I did switch it off were too much for the mouse, though, and the switch fell off after only three weeks.
So back to the shop where I had no problem giving it back because of the warranty of two years. This time I opted for a Corded Mouse, I had learnt my lesson. I took the cheapest specimen on offer which was the Logitech Corded Mouse M125. It's understandable that mice and other small electronic gadgets are packed in plastic cases to protect them from being broken by customers mauling them, but it's bad that thusly I can't get a feeling for the product I'm buying.
According to Amazon the measurements are as follows: 20,7 x 14,5 x 8 cm ; 181 g. That means for British readers 8,15 x 5.709 x 3.15 in; 6.385 ounces. If this were true, it wouldn't be a mouse but a veritable rat! Ca. 89 x 55 x 36 mm; 65g are more like it, for you 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.3 in; 2.09 ounces (I hope I've got this right, I measured the thingy with a ruler and scales. Do go metric asap, PLEASE!) So it is a mouse after all, but it's smaller than my long-term one I had got used to and too small for my liking. The fingers lie well on the top, the scrolling wheel in the middle can be operated easily. But its body is too small in my opinion. I've never understood why the smaller should be the better when it comes to gadgets. When I bought a new digital camera, I chose a slightly chunky one, I want to hold something in my hands and have a firm grip on it. I'm sure my hand will get used to this Logitech Mouse M125 over time but at the moment I still dislike it. I wonder what craftsmen or builders who've got hands like loo lids because of their jobs do with such a toy.
Everything is easy with it. You plug the USB cable into the laptop USB port and can start using it, no software is necessary. Pull out the cable to the length you need, it works like the cable of a vacuum cleaner, it stays put once you've reached the length you need, if it's blocked, pull at it slightly and then release it, it'll work again. The cable can be stored in a small storage area at the bottom of the mouse should you wish to do so, for example when you travel.
Like all modern mice my mouse rolls smoothly across the surface of my desk, no pad is needed.( The mouse pad firms must all gone bankrupt. What does one do with an old pad? Can it be used for anything else?)
I'm right handed and can't say anything about using the mouse left-handedly, I've read in a review that it's also OK.
My mouse is dark grey with light grey stripes on the side (Logitech call it silver). The mouse can also be bought in white. Amazon sell it for 11.95 GBP. Three years warranty.
Summary: a cheap mouse that does its job
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