Product Comparison: Logitech M171 vs Logitech M185

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Logitech M171 wireless mouse provides a powerful 2.4 GHz connection and can connect from distances of up to 33 ft from the device. While it has been tested for use up to 33 ft or 10 meters away.
A simple, reliable wireless mouse Logitech Wireless M185. with plug-and-play. You get the same reliability of a wired computer mouse, but with wireless convenience and freedom - fast data transmission and virtually no delays or dropouts.
Key Specs
1000 dpi
1000 dpi
Sensor Type
Number of Buttons
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Logitech M171 Wireless Mouse
  • Buttons are excellent response on click and don't sounds loud.
  • The clicks are sturdy and actually quite satisfying.
  • Great logitech quality as usual. Buttons and wheel fairly responsive.
  • Scroll wheel is a bit jerky and spoils the otherwise excellent mouse.
  • The buttons themselves are a little light and loose, which doesn't suit my heavy clicking style.
Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
  • The scroll wheel is smooth, a little noisy perhaps but still quieter than a previous mouse I have owned.
  • Sensor work on almost all surfaces except clear glass, where you may have to use a sheet of A4 or a magazine, something with a grain.
  • This mouse is very fast and accurate, and the single AA battery, lasts for ages.
  • The movement isn't smooth and the button click sounds cheap and tacky.
  • The sensor isn't great, and it collects dirt on the keys, overall just doesn't feel as sturdy.
Size & Weight
1.39 in.
1.54 in.
3.85 in.
3.89 in.
2.42 in.
2.36 in.
2.49 oz.
2.65 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Logitech M171 Wireless Mouse
  • This mouse is very small and light which makes it easy to carry round with the laptop.
  • The black is perfect for any laptop in terms of colour.
  • The mouse itself is lightweight, but has enough weight to it so you don't fling it around.
  • Easy to set up and use and fits nicely in my laptop case due to its size.
  • Really light and fits in the hand perfectly and really comfortable to use at home or to carry around.
Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
  • The mouse is quite small and light compared to a 'regular' full size one, yet isn't as small as other nano mice you can buy for tablets and netbooks.
  • I like the size of the mouse, it feels comfortable in my hand and the supplied AA battery seems to last for ages.
  • I have very large hands and my daughter has small, and we both like to use this little mouse.
  • Smaller than I expected, but it seems to work perfectly.
  • It is not full size. Anyone that says so has clearly not handled a full size mouse.
Connection Type
33 feet
33 feet
What customers say about "Connection"
Logitech M171 Wireless Mouse
  • I think they're a great idea no trailing cable and the battery life is brilliant.
  • Much better than the wired mouse which was restricted by the length of it's USB wire.
  • Great little wireless mouse, very happy with this. Range is quite good and enough for my vision.
  • Comfortable without cable mess on the desk. Decent wireless range.
  • Constantly loses connection or it does not connect and get an error message that it has failed.
Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
  • The wireless transmitter is great option for a mouse.
  • The wireless works very well without any lag. I've not had any problems using this on a Windows computer, both Windows 7 and Windows 10.
  • It has a long range, at least 5m, possibly much more.
  • The Bluetooth range is good, I could in theory if I wanted control the computer from downstairs if I wished.
  • Range of the wireless receiver is poor as it won't work beyond a feet and half.
Mouse Type
Body Material
Number of Programmable Buttons
Unifying nano-receiver, 12-Month Battery Life, Reliable 2.4GHz wireless connection
12-Month Battery Life, Tiny nano receiver, Universal Compatibility
What customers say about "Features"
Logitech M171 Wireless Mouse
  • The wireless receiver is really compact and doesn't snag anything when putting the laptop in it's bag.
  • The look and feel of the mouse is very modern and the triangular shaped print around the back of the mouse is appealing.
  • Great little simples mouse with long battery life that works equally well for left-handed or right-handed people.
  • Setting it up is easy – just plug the receiver into a USB port, switch on the mouse, and it does the rest itself – ‘plug and play’.
  • The mouse made of cheap plastic which is said that mouse is not reliable.
Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
  • It requires no software - just plug it in, there's no extra programmable buttons, and most importantly - it works.
  • It works with just one battery that lasts 1 year and it's really comfortable to operate.
  • Feels a good solid build and connected instantly and perfectly with my keyboards unifying receiver.
  • Installing themselves within seconds of plugging in the USB receiver dongle, without any required input from me.
  • Basic design, no grips, not a single frill. Looks plain and cheap.
Power Source
1 AA Battery
1 AA Battery
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
Other Information
24.99 $

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