Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse Review

Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse Review

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

The Logitech M510 is a wireless mouse, and it is one of the more expensive mice on the market, coming in at around $30 USD. This mouse has a variety of features, such as the ability to track and scroll over both the vertical and horizontal axis. There are also buttons on the mouse to adjust the volume, change the mouse wheel settings, and perform other tasks.

Design

Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse Review

Logitech’s M510 Wireless Mouse is slimmer than most mice. Having the middle cinched allows you to wrap your fingers around the rubber gripped sides of the mouse and fit your palm on top. The Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 claims to be a full-size mouse, but it’s only slightly longer than the Logitech Master MX3 or Logitech Master MX3. However, both of those models are much wider.

 The M510 is equipped with an on/off button at the bottom of the device and programmable buttons, including two near the thumb rest. Despite only having two additional buttons over a basic mouse, the scroll wheel button and side-scrolling actions give it more capability than meets the eye without overwhelming your hand. It is also easy to open and close the battery compartment, and it has a slot for storing the Logitech USB receiver.

Performance

Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse Review

This wireless mouse is programmable, which makes it very attractive. Despite its sleek appearance, it is far more powerful than it appears. Back and forward buttons are located near the thumb rest and are intended to make web browsing easier. It was somewhat difficult for me to do this movement since my hands are small.

Additionally, the scroll wheel can be programmed based on click function and left and right directions. With those buttons assigned to desktop left/right functions, browsing between multiple desktops and displays was a breeze. Furthermore, zooming is made easy with several options, such as the smart zoom option: a click of a button zooms in and out intuitively while directional scrolling is provided.

Among the advantages of the M510 is the fact that it is programmable. Despite its streamlined appearance, the M510 is capable of much more than it appears.

Despite the mouse’s 1000 DPI sensitivity, completing even the most basic tasks was difficult. I did not like the default scrolling and pointing speeds. I tried adjusting both repeatedly but was never able to find a good balance between faster speed and control. I also noticed consistency issues with accuracy and speed. There was a definite lag when clicking or scrolling.

The volume of the scrolling wheel is another slight drawback. When I attempted to press my hand flat against the scroll wheel, it made a loud clacking noise. Sadly, there is no button to change the scrolling speed or silence that noise.

Comfort

Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse Review

Having a slim design and a large palm area allows for a fairly universal fit. There has been a high level of comfort reported by users with both large and small hands. Due to its contoured shape, I found it to be ergonomic, but it was just too long for me to feel comfortable with all button movements. This Logitech device is ambidextrous, and I could see that being true only if you don’t mind not being able to use the two thumb buttons with your left hand.

With a slim build and enough surface area for the palm, the fit is fairly universal.

Wireless

In spite of the absence of Bluetooth connectivity, the Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse offers stable 2.4GHz wireless performance via the Logitech Unifying USB receiver. Regardless of whether I connected it to my MacBook, a Windows laptop, or a Chromebook, the USB dongle provided consistent and immediate wireless performance. Even though Logitech claims this mouse can operate within a 30-foot radius, it stopped a bit short at 15 feet.

Software

Customization is a snap with Logitech Options. On the Logitech website, you can easily find the software, set up an account if you don’t have one, then connect up to six peripherals to the sole Unifying Receiver, assigning functions with a click of a button. There are settings for scrolling speed and pointer speed, but I didn’t find these to be very effective in improving accuracy or speed.

If you need to revert any customizations, the software maintains a backup of your mouse settings. By default, the software automatically updates. The software also provides a visual representation of battery life, though no percentage is displayed. When the battery has almost completely depleted and needs to be replaced, you will receive an email automatically notifying you.

Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse vs. Microsoft Wireless Mouse 900

Microsoft’s Wireless Mouse 900 costs about $10 less and is slightly taller than the M510, but it’s not quite as long and wide. All of the buttons are on top of the device, making it truly ambidextrous. One of these buttons caters to Windows features and only has limited functionality with macOS, so MacBook users may not find this ideal. The battery life and warranty of the 900 are the same, but it lacks tilt scrolling and only offers three buttons rather than five for customizing.

Pros Cons
Long battery life Jumpy and erratic
Side-scrolling possible Elusive tracking and sensitivity settings
Uses Logitech Unifying USB technology
Five customizable buttons

Final Verdict

The Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse is an affordable option when it comes to programmable wireless mice. The unique shape appeals to shoppers looking for a more comfortable fit, and Logitech software allows customization with just a click. Despite the fact that the performance isn’t the best, the good outweighs the bad at a reasonable price.