Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse Boasts 3-year Battery Life

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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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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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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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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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[citation][nom]timinator[/nom]I bet the mouse dies before the battery does, LOL! I've yet to have a mouse last me 3 years.[/citation]

Logitech MX518 for 4 years and still going strong..
 

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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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[citation][nom]timinator[/nom]I bet the mouse dies before the battery does, LOL! I've yet to have a mouse last me 3 years.[/citation]
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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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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[citation][nom]ben850[/nom]Logitech MX518 for 4 years and still going strong..[/citation]

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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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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[citation][nom]ohim[/nom]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.[/citation]
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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[citation][nom]timinator[/nom]I bet the mouse dies before the battery does, LOL! I've yet to have a mouse last me 3 years.[/citation]
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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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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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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[citation][nom]nebun[/nom]you are clicking it the wrong way...my Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000 is still going strong, i've had it since june 2007[/citation]

Nah, I am just too hard on mice with all the TF2 and other FPS games I play. :)
 

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[citation][nom]ben850[/nom]Logitech MX518 for 4 years and still going strong..[/citation]
Mine lasted only a year then freaked out.
 

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[citation][nom]timinator[/nom]I bet the mouse dies before the battery does, LOL! I've yet to have a mouse last me 3 years.[/citation]

I've had a Logitech Mouseman Bus in my Pentium 200 for about 14 years now. I'd still be using it but I don't have an ISA slot anymore. Mind you, I've had to salvage other clickers for the buttons from other mice and solder them on the circuit board.

I've also had a Logitech G9 since they came out what, 3-4 years ago? Still works great.
 

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I bought an MX1000 a couple days after launch, and while I don't actually use it anymore these days (right mouse button and scrollwheel aren't always working), it still holds power for months. I recharged it about half a year ago, and only use it when installing new rigs. It still has two of the three green lights on when I move it. And I'm not using the off buttons for the weeks that I don't need it.

So what I'm saying is, if you want long battery life, just get a mouse with a sturdy big lithium battery pack. Takes a while to charge, but you're sleeping once in a while anyway right?
 
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