Latest Forum Posts

Latest News Posts
Coming Soon!
Social
Go Back   Techgage.com > Archives > Reviews and Articles

Reviews and Articles Discussion for Techgage content is located here. Only staff can create topics, but everyone is welcome to post.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-02-2010, 09:31 PM   #1
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,349
Default Logitech Marathon Mouse M705

Wireless mice offer a plethora of benefits to their users, but the most common complaint about them is the lack of battery-life, or the need to change the batteries at all. Logitech aims to make things a bit easier on people with its Marathon Mouse M705... a mouse that uses two AA batteries and lasts an entire three years. Yes, three years.

You can read Jamie's full look at Logitech's long-lasting mouse and discuss it here!
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2010, 02:30 AM   #2
DarkStarr
Tech Monkey
 
DarkStarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 634
Default

Hey!!! I have this mouse!! lol I love the fast scroll, combined with an addon to firefox that makes a lot of pages endless (most forums, google etc) I can just scroll through pages easily :P My receiver is plugged into a gutted mac keyboard with a built in hub underneath my desk, around the keyboard area, had to do that for my old mouse, didn't like it sticking out the front of the PC and the back had too much metal in the way.
__________________
Intel Core i7 2700k (4.8 @ 100x48) Watercooled - 16GB Crucial Ballistix @ 1600 Mhz 9.9.9.24 2T
8GB
Corsair Vengeance @ 1600 Mhz 9.9.9.24 2T - Asus Sabertooth P67
- Asus Radeon 7970 Ref. (Non Ghz)
Heatkiller 79xx Ni-Bl (Soon) @ 1050/1500
- 64Gb Crucial M4 SSD - 3x Hitachi 1Tb - Corsair TX950W
Azza Genesis 9000B - 2x Samsung SyncMaster S27A550H - Vizio 32" LCD


Last edited by DarkStarr; 11-03-2010 at 02:44 AM.
DarkStarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 10:58 AM   #3
Psi*
Tech Monkey
 
Psi*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westport, CT
Posts: 785
Default

I just ordered it ... after having just replaced the batteries in the current 6 to 9 y/o Logitech mouse, I decided to give the little guy a rest.
Psi* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 09:12 PM   #4
Psi*
Tech Monkey
 
Psi*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westport, CT
Posts: 785
Default

And I was going to order a suggested Logitech wireless keyboard, but today I saw a blurb about a solar powered wireless Logitech k/b & decided to hold out for that .. depending on what ppl say about it.
Psi* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 11:22 PM   #5
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,349
Default

The solar powered keyboard has me interested also... it's truly about time someone did something like that.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 01:16 AM   #6
Tharic-Nar
Techgage Staff
 
Tharic-Nar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,166
Default

Just a quick update, had a minor issue with the setpoint software. The application specific button assignment decided to 'forget' one of the bindings for Borderlands. I had the 8th button set for 'C' or crouch. For the last 2 weeks it was fine, worked perfectly. Booted up borderlands yesterday, pressed the button, instead of crouching i was greeted with it's default assignment of Application Switcher (joy, alt-tab in the middle of a gun fight). Checked the key assignment and it had in fact been reset to default. The other button assignments still worked fine, which is rather peculiar.

It'll probably be fixed at some point, but just letting you know that it can sometimes 'forget' button assignments.
Tharic-Nar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 06:00 PM   #7
DarkStarr
Tech Monkey
 
DarkStarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 634
Default

That's odd, I use xmousebuttons for setting the keys on the mouse, seems a lot better than their app.
__________________
Intel Core i7 2700k (4.8 @ 100x48) Watercooled - 16GB Crucial Ballistix @ 1600 Mhz 9.9.9.24 2T
8GB
Corsair Vengeance @ 1600 Mhz 9.9.9.24 2T - Asus Sabertooth P67
- Asus Radeon 7970 Ref. (Non Ghz)
Heatkiller 79xx Ni-Bl (Soon) @ 1050/1500
- 64Gb Crucial M4 SSD - 3x Hitachi 1Tb - Corsair TX950W
Azza Genesis 9000B - 2x Samsung SyncMaster S27A550H - Vizio 32" LCD

DarkStarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Logitech Performance Mouse MX - Part 1 marfig Reader-Submitted Reviews 5 12-25-2012 05:33 AM
Logitech mouse problems... madstork91 General Hardware 4 10-27-2008 07:08 PM
Logitech G3 Laser Mouse Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 27 06-20-2007 04:49 AM
Logitech G5 Laser Mouse Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 8 03-16-2007 01:43 PM
Logitech MX Revolution Laser Mouse Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 40 12-16-2006 12:45 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:14 PM.