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Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse Boasts 3-year Battery Life

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That's a long time to develop a repetitive stress injury in your click-finger.

If you're among the majority of computer users who don't do everything possible to preserve battery life in your accessories, Logitech's M525 wireless mouse might be for you. The ergonomic design and supposedly extremely accurate scroll wheel are decent (if standard) features, but the mouse's real selling point is the purported 3-year battery life that, if true, promises to make the frustrating search for your long-forgotten cache of AA's a rarity. The battery life was tested on a simulated profile of a typical user. That study looked at factors ranging from type of work performed, the surface on which users used their mouse, frequency of use and battery type. Logitech have not made the specifics of their study explaining precisely how they reached the 3-year figure public, but interested readers can review the short article posted on their website explaining their conclusion in vague terms.

If you're interested, it's best to be a Windows user. The mouse supports XP, Vista and Windows 7. Mac users need OSX 10.5 and higher, and Linux users need kernel 2.6 and up. Just make sure you remember to turn the danged thing off before putting it into your messenger bag.

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    the associate , October 20, 2011 4:18 PM
    3 years later when the batteries die you'd be like "WTf?? Damn I forgot this thing took batteries, I NEED BATTERIES!!!"
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    the associate , October 20, 2011 4:18 PM
    3 years later when the batteries die you'd be like "WTf?? Damn I forgot this thing took batteries, I NEED BATTERIES!!!"
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    03flat4 , October 20, 2011 4:28 PM
    lol@ the associate!
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    Anonymous , October 20, 2011 4:28 PM
    I have owned and used a logitech m505 for about 18 months now without changing the batteries (2 AAs), and it still tells me i've got 50% battery life left.
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    Lutfij , October 20, 2011 4:32 PM
    ^ :lol: 
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    JohnnyLucky , October 20, 2011 4:35 PM
    What did Logitech do? Did they install a wrist watch battery in the mouse?
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    timinator , October 20, 2011 4:52 PM
    I bet the mouse dies before the battery does, LOL! I've yet to have a mouse last me 3 years.
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    kittle , October 20, 2011 4:53 PM
    I'll believe it when I see it actually work.
    If it can last through a weekend of solid gaming, then they have something. but if their "test" was 20mins a day of email and facebook - then forget it.
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    huron , October 20, 2011 4:53 PM
    I'd like to see what a typical user is when they finally make those numbers public.

    Call me a skeptic, but I rarely believe the marketing.

    But...if it's true, I wouldn't complain.
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    ben850 , October 20, 2011 4:54 PM
    timinatorI bet the mouse dies before the battery does, LOL! I've yet to have a mouse last me 3 years.


    Logitech MX518 for 4 years and still going strong..
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    lockhrt999 , October 20, 2011 5:23 PM
    Mine almost 3 years old and still working fine. 20c batteries work for 20 days. Recently I bought batteries of a shitty brand. They are so loose that on extreme maneuvers they come out the sockets and the batteries are saved (that way). :D 
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    lp231 , October 20, 2011 5:30 PM
    Is that the Marathon mouse? I was about to grab it, but opt for their Anywhere MX, Darkfield, and it even works on glass, yeah!
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    alidan , October 20, 2011 5:33 PM
    i use only wired things, partly battery life, partially bad experiences with wireless.
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    ohim , October 20, 2011 6:31 PM
    timinatorI bet the mouse dies before the battery does, LOL! I've yet to have a mouse last me 3 years.

    I`m still using my 9 year old MX310 and besides the color fade on it, it is working as perfect as the first day. Very impressive mouse, i would be looking for a similar precision mouse in the wireless series for my laptop but i don`t know which one might be up to the task.
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    Ryguy64 , October 20, 2011 6:56 PM
    I've had my M505 for 11 months, and still have "372 days" or 80% battery life left according to setpoint. I use it often for 4-10 hours a day, depending on how much I'm in class and how much I need to study. I've even used it for gaming, both RTS and FPS. It works great. If I still have that much battery left, I don't doubt they could improve it so they can claim 3 years.
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    joytech22 , October 20, 2011 8:19 PM
    ben850Logitech MX518 for 4 years and still going strong..


    Second that! Because I've had mine around that long too.

    If this is really true, it would be great for my HTPC when I play games on it. :D 
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    Anonymous , October 20, 2011 9:18 PM
    Uhm, my M705 (Marathon) has 3yrs battery life, I've had it for 2.2yrs, and it still says 500days remaining :) . Why is this news?
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    hiryu , October 20, 2011 10:19 PM
    ohimI`m still using my 9 year old MX310 and besides the color fade on it, it is working as perfect as the first day. Very impressive mouse, i would be looking for a similar precision mouse in the wireless series for my laptop but i don`t know which one might be up to the task.

    But I found the recent mice from Logitech had lower quality. I had one used for many years until the mouse button was broken which was fine as it served me so many years. So I bought another one, about a year of use, the sensitive of the mouse reduced significantly and became erratic. I was hardly able to control the cursor. I have to move a much greater physical distance to move the cursor a bit on the screen, initially I can "fix" it by banging it on the table but eventually the problem became permanent. Since, I bought another one. Occasionally it has similar problem, I can fix it by banging the mouse on the table, so far it is still OK after almost 1yr.
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    nebun , October 20, 2011 11:30 PM
    timinatorI bet the mouse dies before the battery does, LOL! I've yet to have a mouse last me 3 years.

    you are clicking it the wrong way...my Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000 is still going strong, i've had it since june 2007
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    Steelwing , October 21, 2011 12:01 AM
    It seems like it's possible to design mice that barely use any power, if batteries are lasting this long. What about eliminating battery replacements completely? Has anyone tried making a mouse that's charged by a user moving it around as usual? Perhaps they use a capacitor to store the energy if that wouldn't need to be replaced. If the charge is drained at the beginning of the day (or even after a few hours) from non-use, just wiggle the mouse a few times to have it come back to life, and then you're good. There are probably reasons why this isn't practical, but I do wonder if it's possible.
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    CKKwan , October 21, 2011 12:20 AM
    My DELL PU705 Bluetooth which is OEM by Logitech can only last for 14 days on a pair of (new) Duracell 2650mAh NiMH rechargeable.

    I doubt how it can achieve 3 years. Probably using 1 hour a day?
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