Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse – Long 3 Year Battery Life, Ergonomic Shape for Right or Left Hand Use, Micro-Precision Scroll Wheel, and USB Unifying…

(10 customer reviews)


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  • ERGONOMIC SHAPE – Ergonomically shaped design and soft rubber grips conform to your hand to be naturally comfortable and the compact size makes it easy to take with you wherever you use your computer at home, at work or anywhere else, USB receiver is stored inside the mouse where the batteries are located
  • Interface: USB receiver. Mouse Dimensions (height x width x depth)-4.00 x 2.24 x 1.51 inches. Receiver Dimensions (height x width x depth)-0.57 x 0.74 x 0.24 inches
  • CONVENIENT CONTROLS – Easy-to-reach Back/Forward buttons makes moving quickly between documents or browsing your favorite Web sites a breeze
  • MICRO-PRECISE SCROLL WHEEL – With more grooves per millimeter, our new scroll wheel gives you the ultimate navigation experience
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE – 3 year battery life and smart sleep mode help you go longer between battery changes
  • PLUG’N’PLAY CONNECTION – Nano-sized Logitech wireless unifying receiver stays in your computer plug it in, forget it, even add compatible wireless devices without multiple USB receivers
Average Battery Life in hours

‎36 months




‎Wireless Laser Mouse

Item model number


Hardware Platform

‎PC, Mac

Operating System

‎Windows 10, 11 or later, Chrome OS, macOS 10.5 or later

Item Weight

‎0.16 ounces

Product Dimensions

‎8.27 x 2.28 x 7.09 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎8.27 x 2.28 x 7.09 inches



Power Source

‎Battery Powered


‎1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)



Country of Origin


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

‎September 5, 2011

10 reviews for Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse – Long 3 Year Battery Life, Ergonomic Shape for Right or Left Hand Use, Micro-Precision Scroll Wheel, and USB Unifying…

  1. Thomas V.

    I’ve been using this mouse since 2010 when I bought one for my laptop in college. In recent years my wife stole if since she figured out how awesome it is. Since I recently started a new job and was assigned a laptop I decided to buy myself a new one for myself.

    Also in my old one I’ve only had to change the batteries once since I got them. These are great for battery life.

  2. Jim

    Glad they have started making them again.
    Prefer the old matt finish, these are shiny.
    But still double battery so correct weight and lovely and smooth.
    Been my fav small/laptop mouse for years.

  3. SBB

    There are so many mice available. Logitech itself has a ton of options. I’m a business user (lots of clicking, no gaming). I just guessed and went with this mouse and I don’t regret it at this point. Here are some pros and maybe cons depending on what you are looking for.

    It is a smaller mouse. I’m fine with that, but don’t expect a big, ergonomic handful.

    It has a shiny plastic surface. I would have designed it with a mat finish, but I don’t really care.

    It plugged into my Logitech unifying dongle (from my keyboard) super easily.

    Tip: The unifying dongle (which I didn’t need) is stored with the battery, not separately in the package.

  4. Lloyd Smith

    I have used the M525 mouse for more than 10 years. Use with a Mac Mini and a Mac Pro Book. Just ordered another to use with a Windows Surface and a Dell Windows desktop.

    Never requires a download and install of a driver. Quick and accurate. Exceptionally fine tracking. RF works as soon as your computer unit starts up. No issue with connectivity.

    I have used the mouse control software from Plentycom Systems – SteerMouse. The M525 has two direct click keys, a Mouse Wheel that can be programmed for wheel-click down, left and right wheel moves, and multiple key-clicks for control using the SteerMouse control app, which with Macs is located in the Preferences.

    The M525 lives for around 3 years on a set of 2 AA batteries. The mouse battery area is home for the RF connection dongle, which is generally instantly recognized when plugged in to a USB port. The storage location is ideal if you want to move the mouse to a different computer. If you do wish to use the extensive capabilities offer by SteerMouse you should remove any Logitech controls/apps.

    The mouse design is simple, comfortable, and easy to use. A great value.

  5. Steven Battersby

    This mouse is a replacement for an older model I previously had. The previous one was superb, and this one seems to be so too. It worked straightaway on the Unifying system with other components I already have (e.g. my existing RX module). It works on a very large range of surfaces, although not clear glass of course!
    Took some tracking down to find someone in Europe who had stock…Is it hard to buy because it’s end of line? Hard to say, because it’s still shown as a current product on Logitech’s website.

  6. Jeannie

    I really like this mouse and the Unifying Receiver (this is my second one). I used to use the M505 and liked it but it now feels clunky compared to this one, especially the scroll wheel (I just ordered two more M525s to replace the two M505s I have on my desktop). The scroll wheel on the M525 is quieter and turns much more freely, allowing faster vertical scrolling without losing any precision. A quick flick on the wheel will send the page sailing up or down. Clicking the scroll wheel button was a bit tricky to learn how to do because the scroll wheel spins so freely but I was able to get the hang of it pretty quickly (allowing the tip of my finger to rest on just in front of the wheel and pressing down on the wheel pretty much always keeps the wheel from turning).

    The Unifying Receiver and the associated software allow up to six devices, such as mice and keyboards, to be paired up with one Receiver, a real plus when faced with a paucity of USB ports. There is a place inside the mouse’s battery compartment where one can park an extra receiver (the Unifying keyboards also have a place to park extra receivers). Unfortunately, a device can be paired up with only one receiver (don’t ask how I found that out).

    The mouse is roughly midway in size between a full sized desktop mouse and a laptop mouse. Full size mice are a bit large for my hand and laptop mice are small enough to be hard to hang onto comfortably; the M525 fits my hand perfectly. After using the M525, a full sized mouse feels like a clunky monster.

    The reason I initially gave it only four stars is because of the software (I also knocked off another star for the feet). First, there is no CD with the drivers included with the mouse even though the box was more than large enough for one (come on, Logitech, how expensive would it be to include a CD?); one has to go to Logitech’s website to download them (Logitech’s website is not the easiest one to navigate). There are three programs to download: the one for pairing up devices with the Unifying Receiver, a scroll app that’s supposed to make the mouse scroll more smoothly (I think), and the Set Point software for making settings on the mouse. The Unifying software works well and is easy to use (which is fortunate because Logitech’s documentation is pathetic).

    The Smooth Scroll software is supposed to make scrolling smoother, I think. It does seem to be smoother with it enabled but Logitech doesn’t include any documentation saying exactly what it is supposed to do so I can’t be sure if it is working the way it is supposed to or not.

    Edit: After fooling around with it some more, I’ve found the Smooth Scroll does smooth out the vertical scrolling function. However, it did make the scroll wheel extremely sensitive and scrolling does overshoot a bit after you release the scroll wheel, making precisely positioning a page vertically difficult and unstable. Fortunately, it can be disabled, which I have done.

    The Set Point software also suffers from a lack of documentation, such as Help screens. Most settings were easy to figure out but I had to go to my old friend Mr. Google to find out what the heck Smart Move was (it causes the mouse pointer to snap more quickly to a pop up box, which, in my opinion, would be annoying so I left it un-enabled). The setting that drove me insane before I finally figured it out was for using the scroll wheel for horizontal scrolling by pressing the wheel sideways. First, Logitech labeled the left and right position of the wheel as Forward and Back. I eventually figured out if I selected Back, then clicked on Other on the menu to the right, a window would pop up. Clicking on the down arrow opens up a drop down menu that has around forty functions (seriously), one of which is Left Scroll. When I clicked on that, a couple of sliders popped up: one for scroll speed and one for scroll acceleration. I had to do the same thing for Forward to get Right Scroll, including setting the scroll speed and acceleration. Why someone would want to be able to want to be able to set different scroll speeds for left and right is beyond me.

    There is a menu in Set Point for Gaming Settings. I didn’t understand any of the settings in there but, then again, I’m not a gamer. Mayhap a gamer would be able to make sense of it. I just left it un-enabled.

    There is a section for check the battery condition (the mouse uses two AA batteries; I use Sanyo Eneloop rechargeables). It’s a bit redundant since the mouse will give a popup alert when the batteries get low. Also, it will show the batteries for only one mouse at a time (I guess it never dawned on Logitech there may be someone who would want to have two mice turned on and connected to one machine). Changing out the batteries is easy since the battery compartment is clearly marked which end is positive.

    There is also a section for pairing up the Unifying Receiver. I don’t know if it can replace the separate software or not since I had all three programs already and I’m too lazy to check it out.

    Post Edit 1: I’ve found out the settings I make in Setpoint do not stick. I have to reset them frequently, especially every time I boot up. I’m removing it.

    When you register the mouse with Logitech (probably makes warranty claims easier when you do), the website asks for a bunch of information that isn’t on the bottom of the mouse; it’s hidden under the left battery. Also, the model number isn’t M525; there is a different one under the battery. Break out a magnifying glass because the print is tiny.

    As aggravating as the support software was to obtain, install, and use, I knocked off only one star since one only has to deal with it once when setting up the mouse. Amazon’s price for this mouse is also very reasonable, almost half what I paid for my first one.

    Post Edit: The two feet on the bottom of the mouse at the end closest to my arm came loose. I first had to clean the smeared adhesive off both the feet and the mice; it was amazing how hard it was to remove the adhesive because it was so sticky yet it couldn’t keep the feet in place. I reattached the feet with double sided cellophane tape and that has been keeping them in place since. Not long after that, the mouse started dragging on the mouse pad. I checked with Logitech to see if they carried replacement feet for this mouse. They didn’t but offered to replace the mouse under warranty. I decided against doing so since I would have to pay to ship the mouse back and the replacement might have the same problems. Instead, I ordered a roll of mouse tape (search for CS Hyde Conformable PTFE Tape With Silicone Adhesive, Brown 1 inch x 36 yards) and applied that to the feet (it’s a bit pricey but a roll will last a lifetime). That made the mouse glide over the pad like it never did before. I took another star off for the hassle with the feet but the mouse itself still works very well.

    Post Edit 2: Since my first mouse, I have accumulated a mischief of ten of these mice (mouses?) and I’m going to order a couple more for spares (even though I have yet to have a mouse go bad on me). None of the additional mice have had issues with their feet so I added back a star to the rating. I’ve grown to really love these mice.

    I still use Teflon tape on the feet to protect them from wear but the tape also makes them glide much more smoothly.

    I ditched Windwoes a year and a half ago and now exclusively use Linux Mint. Logitech does not supply supporting software for Linux (which is my reason for keeping only a four star rating; shame on you, Logitech!). One can pair mice (and other Unifying Receiver devices) from within Linux by using a program called Solaar (you may have to go to Solaar’s website to get it). There is no software for changing mouse settings but Linux Mint has its own settings that cover most functions (wheel tilt being one that is not supported; I never used wheel tilt anyway so that’s no great loss to me).

    Three year battery life, even if one switches off the mouse when not in use, is rather optimistic. Maybe if one used lithium batteries, used the mouse only a couple hours a day, and switched the mouse off when not in use, one might be able to eek out three years of battery life. I’m still using NIMH rechargeables and switch off the mice when not in use, and I still only get no more than four to six months of battery life. I always have spare, fully charged batteries on hand so having to replace the batteries every few months is not a problem for me. Typically, the mouse I use daily is on for 8-12 hours a day.

  7. happy shopper

    Works well, not too big, but not small and fiddly, the dongle is tiny and hardly noticable.

  8. Jerryg50

    I have been using many M-525 Mice on computers. I own about 10 computers. It is my favorite mouse. I like the feel, it is simple, and very reliable. I am not a gamer and do not use this mouse for gaming. For gaming Logitech has some specialized mice for this. Gaming mice are a specialty all of their own. The mouse I replaced this with was dropped too many times, and eventually was damaged. Normally these last for years as long as you keep your hands clean, and change the two AA cells when they run weak. I found the batteries can last more than a year even with a lot of use. I use most any standard alkaline AA batteries.

    Just to mention, a quality gaming mouse generally is weighted and balanced to have the proper feel for the necessary momentum during movement for quick response with the proper resolution for displacement more so than exact precision as used in graphic drawing. High end gaming mice come with features that are designed for programmable preset options that can be enhanced to trigger functions during the game without having to disturb the process.

    Take care when using any type of wireless device where a transceiver unit is plugged in to the USB port. With some computers it is possible for the device to have some interference. In the case of the mouse there could be some hesitation, or with a keyboard entries may have hesitation. Re-locate the transceiver unit to another port on the opposite side of the computer if a port is available. I found with a computer that had this issue, I put the transceiver on to a USB extension of about 2 feet long and re-located the transceiver to be a few feet from the computer. You can also use the transceiver on a USB HUB located a few feet from the computer.

    As for the M-525 and other similar mice, I would say this one is terrific for doing office work, general graphics, business apps, cad work, and etc. This one is my favourite general purpose mouse from all the ones Logitech has. I tried a fair number of them until I settled on this one.

    The only one thing that I found difficult with this mouse is the packaging. The packaging is definitely not user friendly for removing the mouse from it. The blister packaging they use is very strong, and not very easy to cut. The mouse is inside of a bubble part of the packaging and it is not easy to remove. Care must be taken to not damage or scratch the mouse unit. I have bought many types of devices and products over the years, and the packaging of this mouse has to be one of the most difficult I have had to remove the product from it.

    As for this model of mouse itself, for general type use I found this mouse to be one of the very best mice out there!

  9. ricky

    cette souris fonctionne bien et a une belle apparence. cependant elle es plutôt petite. je la recommanderait pour des gens avec des petites mains. je suis un homme adulte de taille moyenne et la souris se perds dans ma main et n es pas confortable. j ai mon ancienne souris modele 310 qui es plus grande. je croyais que la 525 serait identique sinon plus grosse. un peu decu. cette souris a egalement aucun autre boutons que la roulette et les deux clic droit et gauche donc tres ordinaire. logitech devrait agrandir leur grandeur de souris.

  10. NC Businesswoman

    I’ve had one of these mice for more than a year — it fits a small hand beautifully and makes computer use so much easier. Also travels well given its slim profile. Has held up with daily use – no different from the new one I just bought.

    Why did I buy another? I have two laptops that I trade off using during the workday, so now have two of these mice — one blue and one red — so FYI people can use more than one in close proximity.

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