The Logitech Wireless Mouse M510 is the follow-on product of the popular M500. It has all of its features along with even more features. It is an upgraded version of the earlier mouse with some added features.
The Logitech M510 has 5 buttons, including a clickable scroll wheel, 2 normal clickable buttons on both sides, and one middle button which acts as a back key in browsers. On the side, it has a button to switch between different computer profiles.
It also has two LED lights which indicate power on and charging of the mouse. The mouse can be charged either by plugging in a USB cable or by replacing the AA batteries (comes with it).
The mouse is quite big in size, which some people might find uncomfortable. It also has a lilt to it due to some magnets installed inside of it for the batteries.
The M510 mouse has got a very good button response time, maybe the best in wired mice. Clicking is well defined and doesn’t feel spongy at all. The middle scroll wheel has a smooth spinning action to it. Buttons are responsive even if you press them with high pressure, unlike other cheap mouses which start acting weird when you press them with too much force.
The batteries in this mouse can be replaced just like normal AA batteries. You don’t need to open any screws or anything while replacing them, unlike other mice that come with built-in rechargeable batteries. The battery life is quite good. After 2 months of use, the power indicator still shows 3 bars which means there’s enough charge for at least another couple of weeks.
Recharging can be done by connecting to a USB cable or replacing the batteries. You will get an indicator light for each of these that flashes when the mouse is being charged. When you plug into a PC it takes about 2 hours for a full charge and lasts for 4-5 days depending on usage, which I would say is pretty good.
I have an iMac placed in the opposite corner of my room which has a door built into it. I can open this door and walk up to 10 meters away from my computer without any signal loss or mouse lag, so the wireless range is very good indeed. Battery life also doesn’t get affected much by this.
The mouse has got a built-in laser sensor. Accuracy is great and it can be used on any surface including glass, although I don’t recommend using this on the glass as the sensor will track scratches that you might make while moving your hand.
Logitech Unifying Receiver
This mouse comes with its own receiver which acts as a USB dongle and can be used to connect up to 6 compatible devices. The receiver is very small, which means you can leave it in your USB port all the time and use it on any computer without having to carry around one more piece of equipment with you.
If you do a lot of work on your mouse, then this is the perfect choice for you. The grip that you get with this mouse is just excellent and quite hard to explain in words. You can use it for hours without feeling any strain whatsoever. It’s very comfortable and has got great palm support.
The mouse is very good in the functionality department, the only problem being its weight. The main buttons are all well placed and you can perform any task with ease. The scrolling wheel has multiple modes that can be switched using function keys, which adds to the functionality of this mouse even more.
Overall, this is a very good mouse and I’m pretty happy with the Logitech brand as well after using this. This is a good mouse to get comfort of use to play games, content creation and to watch favorite movies.