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This Logitech mouse gives Apple’s Magic Mouse a run for its money

I hate myself for waiting this long to make the switch.

Logitech m720 mouse on a office desk
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I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a mouse as I am now.

Over the past couple of months, I’m convinced I’m developing a case of chronic arthritis. I’m not a doctor, so I won’t pretend to know what I’m talking about, nor will I bore you with the details.

I’ll keep it short: my hands are suffering from the constant clicking required by Apple’s Magic Mouse. Typing on a keyboard is a whole different story and definitely hasn’t helped anything.

As a tech blogger, editor, and human working behind a computer all day, I assume our bones and joints get accustomed to a particular product.

For example, I haven’t used anything but a Magic Mouse for the past eight years. That’s a long time.

On a whim, I figured it was time for a new mouse, so I bought the most basic one I could find on Amazon.

Enter the Logitech M720 Triathlon Mouse

Logitech m720 mouse purchase from amazon

I didn’t read any reviews; I didn’t care to look at what Wirecutter recommended; I needed something and something fast. So I logged onto Amazon like any red-blooded American and typed “mouse.” That’s it.

I searched for less than 30 seconds when I landed on the mouse you’re reading about now. Again, no research went into this. The first thing that popped up was this Logitech M720 Triathlon mouse.

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Logitech M720 Triathlon Wireless Mouse
5.0
$39.99 $34.99
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I didn’t even look at the model number; I just knew it was from Logitech, generally known for churning out some seriously impressive tech.

Logitech m720 mouse on a purple background

We’ve recommended a bunch of their stuff here at KnowTechie, and it’s only fair I practice what we preach.

I thought nothing of it. I put the same effort into buying this mouse as I do buying a pair of socks. Just buy them, and if it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out.

Editor's Pick
Logitech M720 Triathlon Wireless Mouse
5.0
$39.99 $34.99
See at Amazon See at Logitech
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02/25/2024 06:12 pm GMT

As soon as I saw its shape on my desk, I knew this would be different. It’s a big, chunky, thick mouse. Not in a bad way, but it’s worlds apart from the Magic Mouse.

So when I put my hand over to get a sense of what it felt like, man, I can’t tell you the feeling that took over me.

Side by side image of apple magic mouse vs. Logitech m720 mouse on office desk

Everything felt……just right

Unlike Apple’s option, the mouse isn’t paper thin; it conforms to your hand and stretches out the fingers. I imagine this could help folks with arthritis, but again, I’m not a doctor, so don’t quote me on that.

Better yet, the Logitech mouse offers a suite of features that Apple’s mouse doesn’t. For starters, there are more buttons. There’s a scroll wheel. And there’s even an app that lets you fine-tune all the nitty-gritty details.

But one of my favorite features is that you can customize and map out the buttons to do different things in different apps. Why am I not getting any of this with the Magic Mouse?

Apple, a company known for developing excellent hardware and software, does not offer this sort of functionality. I still can’t get over how a mouse that costs considerably less does this and why Apple doesn’t.

Apple’s Magic Mouse vs. Logitech’s M270 mouse

Logitech mouse vs apple magic mouse on office desk

This isn’t a review, so I won’t dive into all the little things that make this mouse great. Instead, the moral of the story here is that my hands don’t cripple up like Captain Hook’s claw after a day of use.

And the thing that blows me away is that it only cost me half the price. Apple’s Magic Mouse sells for $79. I seriously wish I had made the switch sooner.

If you’re using a Magic Mouse user, listen, this isn’t an attack. The mouse was good enough for me to use it for nearly a decade.

But keep in mind there are better options out there, and this budget-minded option from Logitech is one of them.

Editor's Pick
Logitech m720 triathlon wireless mouse Logitech M720 Triathlon Wireless Mouse
5.0
$39.99 $34.99

The features this mouse offers are endless. Here are some of our favorites:

Has eight programmable buttons that can be customized to your heart's content, including app-specific profiles.

It can last up to two years on a single AA battery, which is pretty impressive in our book.

Its ergonomic design is built for comfort and can reduce wrist and hand strain over long periods of use.

Offers the ability to copy and paste files, text, and images between computers with Logitech Flow.


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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com or find him on Mastodon or Post.

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