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Logitech M585 Wireless Mouse 2020 Review

Logitech M585 Wireless Mouse 2020 Review.

Logitech M585 Multi Device Wireless Mouse Control and Move Text Images Files Between 2 Windows and Apple Mac Computers and Laptops with Bluetooth or USB 2 Year Battery Life Graphite

Overview

Talk about a game changer. The Logitech M585 Multi-Device has the almost magical capacity to navigate seamlessly on two computers and copy-paste from one to the other.

Every little detail is designed to boost productivity, your way: ultra-precise scrolling, five programmable buttons, a 2-year battery life, a curved, comfortable shape, laser-grade tracking and dual connectivity (

Gain Total Control

Use Logitech Options to change cursor speed, enable the Flow technology, or assign your favorite shortcuts to the five customizable buttons and get a boost in productivity.

The extra thumb buttons and tilt wheel can be adjusted to perform the way you need – such as forward and back web navigation, opening your browser windows, switching applications, or jumping to full-screen. Intuitive software makes customization easy.

Setup & Multi-Device

There are two ways to connect your Logitech M585 to your computer. The first is via a wireless dongle and the other is by Bluetooth.

The M585 can connect to 2 devices at a time and you can switch between devices by clicking on the round button.

There are 2 notification lights, one for each connected device. A fast blinking light means Bluetooth pairing mode, a slow blinking light means unable to find paired device and a solid light indicates connected.

The packaging says that the Bluetooth pairing will work with any Android 5.0 or newer devices, but I was unable to get it to work on my Redmi Note 4, running MIUI 9 on Android 7.0

Experience – Louder Clicking, But More Refined Overall

If you are coming from the older M545, you will notice that the M585’s clicking is significantly louder.

I personally love the clicking sound, but if you are using this in an open office, consider paying a little more for the silent M590 instead.

The scroll wheel of the M585 is just awesome. M545’s scroll wheel was insanely smooth but hard to control.

The new M585’s scroll wheel has grooves to make it more precise, while still being a lot smoother than most mice in the market today.

As for tracking precision and sensitivity, I am not a gamer so I am not able to tell you how it compares to gaming mice.

But for regular productivity use, you will have no problem with it. Like most mice though, it struggles on glass surface.

The new shape of the mouse raises the center of your palm, which takes some getting used to if you are coming from the M545.

Logitech claims that this domed design provides palm support, making long usage more comfortable

Software – New Aesthetics, New Features

The M585 uses Logitech’s new software, Logitech Options, which can be downloaded from Logitech’s website.

You still get a massive catalogue for button customization, but some features are gone, like game settings, which I honestly never used.

As mentioned earlier, you also get something called Logitech Flow, which allows you to seamlessly move your cursor and transfer files across computers.

You will need Logitech Options on both computers to pair them before you can use this feature.

Pros

  • Sleek new design
  • Comfortable shape
  • Customizable thumb buttons
  • Super smooth scroll wheel with more precision
  • Multi-device & Logitech Flow
  • Connect via Bluetooth or wireless dongle
  • Really attractive price, especially during sales

Cons

  • Design not left-handed friendly
  • Super loud clicks (M590 solves this)
  • Bluetooth not compatible with certain phones

Controls

Most of the time, our mice are nothing more than two buttons and a scroll wheel. But the M585 offers a little more. On the left, you’ve got two thumb buttons.

By default, these are used for navigation. Pressing them either up or down is equivalent to using the “page up” or “page down” buttons on your keyboard.

The text at the end of your screen moves to the beginning, giving you the ability to flip through documents and websites quickly.

The scroll-wheel itself is an improvement from previous generations as well. It has a smooth, yet tactile response.

Each movement of the wheel produces a surprisingly large hop down the page, but if you hold the wheel down while scrolling you’ll enter precision mode. Precision mode scrolls line by line.

Battery Life

The M585 uses a single AA battery, one of which is included. Thanks to the new ultra-low power Bluetooth standard, Logitech claims that one battery can last 24 months.

Considering that our usage is much higher than the average user, this is still pretty impressive. Realistically, we’d need to use this mouse for at least a few months before we could determine if the battery drain was linear. In our opinion, pick up five AAs along with the mouse.

It will only cost a couple bucks, and if the mouse isn’t out of date before you run out of batteries, we’d be surprised.