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Logitech M100 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jun 02, 2021 at 10:10 am
Logitech M100 Picture
5.7
Office/Multimedia
7.2
Video Games (FPS)
4.2
Video Games (MMO)
7.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.1
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Logitech M100 is a middling wired office mouse. It's lightweight, feels well-built, and has an ambidextrous shape that's suitable for all hand sizes using a fingertip grip, but due to its short length and small size, larger hands won't be able to use a palm or claw grip comfortably. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any side buttons, none of its other buttons are programmable as there isn't any software for customization, and it lacks wireless connectivity options. It also has a fixed polling rate and CPI, a cheap, stiff-feeling cable, and mouse feet that don't glide very well on any surfaces.

Our Verdict

5.7 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech M100 mouse is middling for office use. It feels well-built and has a comfortable ambidextrous shape well-suited for all grip types for smaller hands, though larger hands likely won't be able to use a palm or claw grip because of its short length and small size. Unfortunately, it has no wireless connection options, none of its buttons are programmable as there isn't any software for customization, and the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • No side buttons and no programmable buttons.
  • Wired-only.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.
7.2 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech M100 is decent for FPS gaming, though it isn't intended for this use. It's lightweight, feels well-built, and has an ambidextrous shape suitable for all hand sizes using a fingertip grip, but it's likely too small to be comfortable for larger hands using a claw or palm grip. Unfortunately, it has a fixed CPI, a low polling rate you can't adjust, a stiff and cheap-feeling cable, and small mouse feet that don't glide well on any surfaces.

Pros
  • Good latency.
  • Lightweight.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Can't adjust the CPI or polling rate.
  • Cable feels cheap and isn't flexible.
  • No companion software for customization.
4.2 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech M100 mouse is poor for MMO gaming. Despite feeling well-built and having good click latency, it doesn't have any side buttons, and none of its buttons are programmable. It lacks companion software for customization, it has a fixed CPI and polling rate, and its cable feels cheap and stiff.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • No side buttons and no programmable buttons.
  • Can't adjust the CPI or polling rate.
  • Cable feels cheap and isn't flexible.
7.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech M100 scores well for ultra-light gaming, but it isn't for this use. While it's very lightweight, feels well-built, and has good click latency, it has a low, fixed polling rate, and you can't adjust the CPI. It also has a cable that feels stiff and cheaply made and very small mouse feet that don't glide very well on any surface.

Pros
  • Good latency.
  • Lightweight.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Can't adjust the CPI or polling rate.
  • Cable feels cheap and isn't flexible.
5.1 Travel

The Logitech M100 mouse is inadequate for travel. It's a wired-only mouse, which can be cumbersome when working in small spaces like buses, planes, or trains, and it's bulkier than most dedicated travel mice, so it may not fit in most laptop cases.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Not very portable; may not fit into most laptop cases.
  • 5.7 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.2 Video Games (FPS)
  • 4.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 7.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.1 Travel

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting
Design
Shape
Length 4.4" (113 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Width 2.4" (62 mm)
Grip Width
56 mm
5.9
Design
Portability
Volume
16.05 inยณ (263 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
82 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
63 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
63 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
7.5
Design
Build Quality
7.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No
6.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Bad
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Logitech M100 mouse
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Not Specified
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
1,000 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
1,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
N/A
CPI (DPI) Variation
-6%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
125 Hz
1.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
3
Number Of Side Buttons
0
Number Of Programmable Inputs
0
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
No
Gesture Support
No
Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
16 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
7.6
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
17 ms
Operating System And Software
0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name No software
Software Windows Compatibility
No
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No Software
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
No
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
No
RGB On/Off
No
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech M100 comes in black, white, and charcoal color variants. There's also a very similar mouse designed for the business market called the Logitech B100. The B100 appears to be the same as the M100 but comes in a non-retail box and has a slightly lower set CPI of 800, though this isn't something we're able to confirm. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Logitech M100 mouse is a basic office mouse aimed at both home and business users. Compared to other Logitech office mice, it lacks standard features like side buttons, wireless capability, and software for customization. It also lacks more premium features like gesture controls, horizontal or free-scrolling wheels, and ergonomic shapes. That said, its simplicity and affordability are its strong suits, and it can make a great choice if you're looking for a straightforward ambidextrous mouse for everyday use.

For more recommendations, check out our picks for the best Logitech mice, the best mice for MacBook Pro, and the best ergonomic mice.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the Logitech M100 is a sub-par, budget office mouse. The Glorious has a honeycomb body, a much more flexible cable, much smoother-gliding mouse feet, and two side buttons. It also has an adjustable CPI, a significantly higher polling rate, a much lower click latency, and companion software for customization. Comparatively, the Logitech has a solid plastic body that feels sturdier and a lower lift-off distance. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the Glorious is better-suited for larger hands, and the Logitech is best-suited for smaller hands.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini is an excellent wired gaming mouse, while the Logitech M100 is a sub-par, budget office mouse. The Razer feels sturdier, has two side buttons,  a much more flexible cable, and better-gliding mouse feet. It also has an adjustable CPI, a much higher polling rate,  a significantly lower click latency, and software for customization. It's best-suited for a fingertip grip for all hand sizes. On the other hand, the Logitech has a lower lift-off distance and is well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes.

Razer Viper 8KHz

The Logitech M100 is a sub-par, budget office mouse, while the Razer Viper 8KHz is an excellent FPS gaming mouse. The Razer feels sturdier, has four side buttons, a more flexible cable, and better-gliding mouse feet. It also has an adjustable CPI, a much higher polling rate of 8000Hz, a significantly lower click latency, and software for customization. The Razer is best-suited for a palm or claw grip for smaller hands or a fingertip grip for larger hands. Comparatively, the Logitech is lighter and well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent FPS gaming mouse, while the Logitech M100 is a sub-par, budget office mouse. The Razer feels sturdier, has two side buttons, a much more flexible cable, and better-gliding mouse feet. It also has an adjustable CPI, a much higher polling rate, a significantly lower click latency, and software for customization. The Razer is ideal for all grip types but unsuitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip. On the other hand, the Logitech is significantly lighter and well-suited to all grip types and most hand sizes.

Logitech MX Master 3

The Logitech MX Master 3 is a better office mouse than the Logitech M100. It has a right-handed shape and connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or Bluetooth. It has a sensor that works on glass, an adjustable CPI, side buttons, a thumb rest with gesture commands, a second scroll wheel for horizontal scrolling, and companion software. It's suitable for all grip types, but only for larger hands. On the other hand, the M100 has an ambidextrous shape; it's much lighter and has a higher polling rate. It's suitable for a fingertip grip for all hand sizes and palm and claw grip for smaller hands.

Logitech Pebble M350

The Logitech Pebble M350 is a great budget travel mouse, while the Logitech M100 is a middling office mouse. The M350 connects with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth and has storage for its receiver when not in use. On the other hand, the M100 is a very lightweight wired mouse designed for use with your at-home or work setup. Both mice are well-suited for a fingertip grip for all hand sizes, but the M100 is also suitable for claw and fingertip grip for smaller hand sizes.

Logitech M720 Triathlon

The Logitech M720 Triathlon is a better office mouse than the Logitech M100. It has a right-handed shape and connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It also has side buttons, a thumb rest with gesture support, a scroll wheel with L/R tilt that unlocks for free scrolling, and software for customization. On the other hand, the M100 is much lighter, but it's wired-only. Both mice are well-suited for all hand sizes using a fingertip grip and better-suited for smaller hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

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