Product Comparison: Logitech M280 vs Logitech M705 Marathon


General Specifications
Brand
Logitech
Logitech
Model
M280
M705 Marathon
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Logitech Wireless Mouse M280 is the synthesis of functionality, aesthetics and comfort: an asymmetric shape that fits well, a wide wheel that improves scrolling and a soft rubber surface with distinctive patterns that improves touch feeling.
Logitech Wireless Mouse M705 lets you power on and on. It uses far less power than comparable wireless mice from other companies, so you'll go up to three full years between battery changes.
Key Specs
Precision
1000 dpi
1000 dpi
Sensor Type
Optical
Laser
Number of Buttons
3
7
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Logitech M280 Optical 3-Button Wireless Mouse
  • Both the left and the right click are very responsive, but what I particularly like about this mouse is the control the scroll function gives.
  • It's very reliable and works almost anywhere given sometimes i work from bed and use a pillow as the surface.
  • The grip of the mouse is very nice also, it never seems to make your hand sweaty, and the rubber wrap around the sides aids this.
  • Surprisingly good quality. Well done Logitech! One of the best mouse I have ever had.
  • Really good mouse, my only complaint is the left and right buttons are way too soft, while the middle button is quite hard to press.
Logitech M705 Marathon Wireless Mouse
  • These are the standard mice I provide to users at work - they just work well on so many levels and I’ve not found another that achieves that.
  • It looks good, the programmable buttons work well, the scroll wheel works well (both in the freewheel position and the ratchet position), the shape and size are ideal for a larger hand.
  • The buttons are easily configurable through the dedicated software and what I found very comfortable is the horizontal scrolling especially when you have to deal with big Excel tables.
  • The scroll lock allows you to set the scroll speed from infinite to stepped which is super handy when using the scroller to change brush size in Photoshop or scrolling webpages etc.
  • The product is strong and durable and is still working despite my casual abuse through dumping it in my work bag every day.
  • The scrolling is very jerky. I've tried various surfaces. Sometimes it works OK then it gets all jerky. Sometime later it is OK again.
  • The middle button is very hard to click properly - you have to click exactly inwards in a certain location, else the wheel will move forwards, backwards or sideway.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Dark Silver
Height
4.13 in.
4.29 in.
Width
2.63 in.
2.79 in.
Depth
1.49 in.
1.65 in.
Weight
3.2 oz.
4.76 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Logitech M280 Optical 3-Button Wireless Mouse
  • It's pretty ergonomic; it fits well in the hand and is a really good size for easy transportation in a rucksack or equiv so that you can use it on the move.
  • Brilliant, super quick and easy to start using. Extreemely comfortable for my smaller hands.
  • This is a mouse that fits in the hand nicely. Very lightweight. Good comfortable size for hand.
Logitech M705 Marathon Wireless Mouse
  • The size fits lots of people - many mice are so small they give issues for people to hold and use - buttons and grip - this doesn’t. It’s generous and well shaped.
  • It fits very well and very comfortably in my hand, I love the "free wheel" selection, and I love the configurable buttons.
  • This mouse could do with being a tiny bit bigger, but that is my only gripe. It's comfortable in the hand, the buttons have a nice click, every one of the buttons can be customised.
  • The mouse fits my medium sized right hand very snugly, with all the buttons easily accessed.
  • It's very comfortable for the hand even though I have arthritic thumb joints.
  • The size of the mouse is also quite small, meaning if you are a bloke it probably will be a bit too small for your hand.
Connection
Connection Type
Wireless
Wireless
Range
10 feet
10 feet
What customers say about "Connection"
Logitech M280 Optical 3-Button Wireless Mouse
  • It's very simple to set up. Simply plug in the USB connector and the wireless mouse works straight away.
  • The USB dongle is small and compact and doesnt interfere with the ability to use and store the laptop.
  • The Logitech M280 is a very comfortable mouse and very easy to setup you just simply plug the usb wireless receiver into your device and turn on the mouse and your done.
Logitech M705 Marathon Wireless Mouse
  • I have used a lot of mice and my main issue is people losing the wee USB, this mouse fixes that issue with the unified receiver.
  • Plug and play defines how easily this mouse is initially set up. These are all strong attributes.
  • The USB receiver niftily slides into the back to prevent it from getting lost which again is very useful.
Features
Mouse Type
Wireless
Wireless
Body Material
Matte Plastic
Plastic, Rubber Side Grips
Extras
Comfortable design, Logitech enhanced optical tracking, Energy efficiency, Compatibility Options, 18 months of battery life
36-month battery life, Hyper-Fast Scrolling, Ergonomically Designed and Customisable, Programmable Controls, Plug'n'Play Connection
What customers say about "Features"
Logitech M280 Optical 3-Button Wireless Mouse
  • This is a very good mouse- been using it for about a year now and i havent had to change the battery yet (bear in mind i use it everyday for hours on end so it's excellent so far).
  • The best wireless mouse I've ever used. Great size, weight, and never drops out. Buttons are a good click, without being a huge ravel distance. Scroll wheel is perfect.
  • Ohh this Logitech mice it's wonderful. It does work on a duvet , clothes. I'm using it usually sitting on a sofa .
  • Expensive rubbish. Left click became faulty within ten months of use. Binned it for a cheaper make.
Logitech M705 Marathon Wireless Mouse
  • Battery lasts forever. It’s two AA in parallel (so good capacity and arrangement) and they just go on and on - Logitech are under selling themselves with the claimed life.
  • Battery is the best, as it auto-shutdowns if you don't use it and simply moving the mouse it come back to life.
  • Battery lasts forever. I've probably changed the batteries twice in the entire time I've had the mouse - and one of those sets was a pair of used AAs. Most of the time it's had a single AA in it.
  • Logitech says the batteries (2 AAA types) will last three years and they are absolutely right! My mouse is still running after almost 1 year and it has still 1000 days of use! Amazing!
Power
Power Source
1 AA Battery
2 AA Batteries
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
29.99 $
44.99 $


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