Is the new Logitech M320 a good mouse for your Surface?

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Is the new Logitech M320 a good mouse for your Surface

Logitech M320 Review:

  • WhatM320 Wireless Mouse from Logitech 
  • Where: Amazon
  • How much: MSRP $29.99 (Though you can get it for less on Amazon)
  • Works with: Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, Surface 2/RT

We’re always on the lookout for accessories to go with our stable of Surface tablets, so when we got a chance to try out Logitech’s new M320 series mouse, we decided to take a look.

Here’s what we found…

Logitech M320 Review: Technical Information

In this section, I’ll quickly cover some of the technical specifications and physical dimensions of the M320.

Specifications

  • Sensor technology: Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking
  • Resolution: 1000 dpi
  • Battery life: 2 years (Battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions)
  • Battery: 1-AA
  • Number of buttons: 3
  • Scroll Wheel: Yes
  • Tilt function: No (this was a little disappointing)
  • Wireless operating distance: 25m (around 80 ft) maximum
  • Wireless system: Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity
  • Connection Interface: USB receiver
  • Colors: blue, black, red, silver

Physical Dimensions

  • Mouse (height x width x depth): 105.4 x 67.9 x 38.4 mm
  • Mouse weight (Including battery): 91.0 g
  • Nano receiver (height x width x depth): 14.4 x 18.7 x 6.1 mm
  • Receiver Weight: 1.8 g

Logitech M320 Review: Pros

I found the mouse to be very responsive and accurate. In addition, it fit well into my hand. I like the soft rubber checkered grips as they afford a good grip even when I’m frantically moving the mouse around while playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel or Wolfenstien The New Order on my Surface Pro 2.

The scroll wheel is wide and comfortable to use. As a bonus, it has good tension, so when you are scrolling, it doesn’t start spinning freely (which I usually find annoying because I end up scrolling right past what I am looking for).

We got the blue model but Logitech has several color options, all of which look good. If you have a red cover for your Surface, the red mouse would be especially cool.

I, also, like that it only uses a single AA battery, so it’s relatively light and it makes room to store the USB dongle under its battery cover – a nice feature when not in use because it won’t fall out and get lost.

Logitech M320 Review: Cons

Joanna uses her left-hand to move the mouse. Since the Logitech M320 is designed with right-handers in mind, she found it a bit awkward to hold.

I wish the scroll wheel had tilt functions but it doesn’t. It’s a minor annoyance when I’m playing games but, otherwise, it’s a non-issue (for me, anyway).

Lack of Bluetooth – if the M320 was Bluetooth, it would be perfect for the Surface tablets. The dongle takes up the only USB port but if you don’t mind that, it’s a minor thing.

Logitech M320 Review: Overall Impression

Overall, I liked the Logitech M320. I found it to be light, comfortable to use and, easy to carry. I know Logitech is claiming a 2 year battery life but I’m a bit skeptical about that – I guess we will see after 2 years.

Regardless, if you’re looking for an easy to carry but comfortable mouse for your Surface tablet (all models), give the M320 a look. I think you’ll like it.

Tim


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