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Logitech ERGO M575 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 18, 2021 at 10:26 am
Logitech ERGO M575 Picture
8.2
Office/Multimedia
5.9
Video Games (FPS)
5.7
Video Games (MMO)
3.4
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.0
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Trackball

The Logitech ERGO M575 is an ergonomic trackball mouse. It feels very well-built and has a comfortable right-handed design well-suited for nearly all hand sizes using a palm or claw grip, but those with small hands may not be able to reach the forward and back buttons on the top. It connects wirelessly either with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth and uses one AA battery. Unfortunately, you can only adjust the default CPI with the software's cursor speed slider, which doesn't label the actual CPI setting. Also, its click latency is only decent, and its polling rate is low and can't be changed. However, this shouldn't pose any problems for everyday tasks.

Our Verdict

8.2 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech M575 is great for office use. It stays put on your desk, and you use the trackwheel with your thumb to move your cursor. It feels well-built and has an ergonomic shape ideal for a palm grip for nearly all hand sizes. It connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or Bluetooth, and it has several buttons you can program using the software compatible with Windows and macOS. Unfortunately, the wheel has no L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.

Pros
  • Connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth.
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Remarkably comfortable right-handed design.
  • Mouse and software are fully compatible with Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Trackball design may take some getting used to.
5.9 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech M575 is disappointing for FPS gaming and isn't for this use. It's very heavy, has a high click latency, and has a low polling rate you can't adjust. On the bright side, it feels very well-built and is well-suited for nearly everyone using a palm or claw grip, except those with small hands who may have trouble reaching both side buttons.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Remarkably comfortable right-handed design.
Cons
  • Polling rate is low and isn't adjustable.
  • Click latency is only decent.
  • Very heavy.
  • Trackball design may take some getting used to.
5.7 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech M575 is inadequate for MMO gaming, but it isn't for this use. It doesn't have nearly as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice, has a low polling rate that you can't change, and only has decent click latency. That said, it feels well-built, and most people should be able to comfortably use a palm or claw grip, except for those with small hands.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Remarkably comfortable right-handed design.
Cons
  • Polling rate is low and isn't adjustable.
  • Click latency is only decent.
  • Trackball design may take some getting used to.
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
3.4 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech M575 is bad for ultra-light gaming and isn't for this use. It's very heavy, but you move the trackball instead of the entire mouse. Unfortunately, it has a very low polling rate you can't adjust, and its click latency is only decent.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Remarkably comfortable right-handed design.
Cons
  • Polling rate is low and isn't adjustable.
  • Click latency is only decent.
  • Very heavy.
  • Trackball design may take some getting used to.
7.0 Travel

According to how we calculate our results, the Logitech M575 is decent for travel, but it's very heavy and bulky and likely not a mouse many people would consider for this use. That said, its trackball design means you can use it in tight spaces. It also connects via a USB receiver or Bluetooth, it feels well-built, and it's well-suited for almost all hand-sizes using a palm grip.

Pros
  • Connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth.
  • Feels very well-built.
Cons
  • Trackball design may take some getting used to.
  • No onboard memory.
  • 8.2 Office/Multimedia
  • 5.9 Video Games (FPS)
  • 5.7 Video Games (MMO)
  • 3.4 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.0 Travel
  1. Updated May 18, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated May 04, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting
Design
Shape
Length 5.3" (135 mm)
Height 1.8" (46 mm)
Width 3.9" (99 mm)
Grip Width
66 mm
5.0
Design
Portability
Volume
37.10 inยณ (608 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
158 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
158 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
158 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.5
Design
Build Quality
9.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Pinky

If you're interested in comparing this mouse to its predecessor, check out the Logitech M570.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No
9.4
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
1x AA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator Yes

Logitech claims this mouse has a battery life of 24 months using the receiver and 20 months using Bluetooth. However, this isn't something we test.

0
Design
Cable
Cable Length N/A
Cable Type
No Cable
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
No Port
0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Stationary
Material
Plastic
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Logitech MX ERGO M575
  • USB receiver
  • AA battery
  • User Documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Not Specified
Works On Glass
Yes
Minimum CPI (DPI)
400 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
2,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
2%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
N/A
Maximum Polling Rate
125 Hz

Logitech claims the M575 has a minimum CPI of 400 and a maximum of 2000. However, there are no CPI adjustment settings or indication of the default CPI. We set the cursor speed slider to the minimum using Logitech Options for our tests.

4.2
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
5
Number Of Side Buttons
0
Number Of Programmable Inputs
3
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
No
Gesture Support
No
Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
7.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
18 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
28 ms
Click Latency: Wired
N/A
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Logitech Options
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
No
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech ERGO M575 is an update of the Logitech ERGO M570. Though not a variant, it also bears similarities to the premium Logitech MX ERGO. The unit we tested is black, but it's also available in off-white. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Logitech ERGO M575 is a stationary trackball mouse and an update of the Logitech ERGO M570, first released over a decade ago. The update brings modern design touches, improved battery life, and Bluetooth connectivity. The Logitech M575 can be a great choice if you have limited desk space or you're looking for an affordable ergonomic option but aren't a fan of vertical mice.

For other options, see our recommendations for the best mice, the best wireless mice, and the best Logitech mice.

Logitech M570

The Logitech ERGO M575 is an updated version of the Logitech M570. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It also has an adjustable CPI and a newer version of software compatible with Windows and macOS. On the other hand, the Logitech M570 only connects wirelessly with its USB receiver, though it has a compartment for storing it when it isn't in use. Both mice are well-suited for a palm or claw grip for nearly all hand sizes.

Logitech MX ERGO

The Logitech MX ERGO is a better ergonomic trackball mouse for office use than the Logitech ERGO M575. The MX ERGO feels better-built and has a rechargeable battery. It also has more programmable inputs, a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons, and better click latency when using Bluetooth.  On the other hand, the ERGO M575 is heavier and uses an AA battery. Both mice are very well-suited for palm grip, but those with small hands may not be able to reach all buttons using a claw grip with the M575.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the Logitech ERGO M575 is a great ergonomic trackball mouse for office use. The Glorious is much lighter, has a wider CPI range, a much higher polling rate, and significantly better click latency. Comparatively, The Logitech connects wirelessly with a USB receiver and has a more precisely adjustable CPI. It also has a trackball, so it remains stationary while you're using it. Both mice are well-suited for claw and palm grip for all hand sizes except for smaller hands. However, only the Glorious is suitable for a fingertip grip.

Logitech G502 HERO

The Logitech G502 HERO is a great wired gaming mouse, and the Logitech ERGO M575 is a great ergonomic trackball mouse for office use. The G502 HERO is lighter, has a wider CPI range, a much higher polling rate, significantly better click latency, onboard memory, and a scroll wheel that unlocks for free scrolling and has L/R tilt buttons. On the other hand, the MERGO M575 connects wirelessly with a USB receiver and has a trackball. Both mice are best-suited for claw and palm grips, but neither mouse is suitable for smaller hands using any grip type.

Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball

the Logitech ERGO M575 is a better trackball mouse overall than the Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball. The Logitech has a more comfortable right-handed design well-suited to palm grip or claw grip. It also feels better-built and only uses one AA battery. On the other hand, the Kensington has an ambidextrous shape with a detachable wrist rest, but it has an unusual design that isn't compatible with standard grip types. It also uses AA batteries but needs two instead of one. Unfortunately, its latency is very high, though this shouldn't be noticeable for everyday tasks.

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