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Logitech M510 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jan 16, 2020 at 11:21 am
Logitech M510 Picture
7.1
Office/Multimedia
5.9
Video Games (FPS)
6.4
Video Games (MMO)
4.3
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.2
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Logitech M510 is a very straightforward wireless mouse that has a fairly generic design. It's a rather heavy mouse since it uses AA batteries for power. Its performance isn't suitable for high-sensitivity users as it can only go up to 2200 CPI. This is an affordable mouse for people who don't care much about how accurate or responsive the mouse is, but simply want to browse the web. However, this mouse might be a bit big for people with small hands, but there is a smaller version available, although we didn't test it. It's also fully ambidextrous as you can switch the left and right clicks if you want to use it left-handed.

Our Verdict

7.1 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech M510 is decent for the office. This mouse doesn't have the best sensor performance but it won't matter for generic web browsing or office work. Unfortunately, its ergonomics aren't the best due to its fairly odd curves. On the upside, it's completely wireless and offers a good amount of programmable buttons to make your work a bit more fluid.

Pros
  • Good overall control.
  • Fully compatible on macOS.
Cons
  • Cheap plastic feeling.
  • Can be too big for small hands.
  • Uses single use batteries; can't be recharged.
5.9 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech M510 is sub-par for video games. Its sensor isn't designed for games and doesn't perform well with very quick mouse movement. It's also very heavy and doesn't have as low a click latency as gaming mice.

Pros
  • Good overall control.
  • Fully compatible on macOS.
Cons
  • Cheap plastic feeling.
  • Can be too big for small hands.
  • Uses single use batteries; can't be recharged.
6.4 Video Games (MMO)

While the Logitech M510 has a decent amount of programmable inputs, this mouse isn't designed for MMO gaming. Its ergonomics are just okay and this mouse probably won't be comfortable to use during intense and long gaming sessions.

Pros
  • Good overall control.
  • Fully compatible on macOS.
Cons
  • Cheap plastic feeling.
  • Can be too big for small hands.
  • Uses single use batteries; can't be recharged.
4.3 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech M510 isn't designed as an ultra-light gaming mouse. It uses AA batteries for power, which makes it extremely heavy, especially for its small size.

Pros
  • Good overall control.
  • Fully compatible on macOS.
Cons
  • Cheap plastic feeling.
  • Can be too big for small hands.
  • Uses single use batteries; can't be recharged.
7.2 Travel

The Logitech M510 is decent for traveling. Its wireless design with storage for its receiver makes it very portable. There's also a smaller version of this mouse available if you find it too bulky to travel with. While it uses AA batteries for power, they're rated for 24 months, which is very long.

Pros
  • Good overall control.
  • Fully compatible on macOS.
Cons
  • Cheap plastic feeling.
  • Can be too big for small hands.
  • Uses single use batteries; can't be recharged.
  • 7.1 Office/Multimedia
  • 5.9 Video Games (FPS)
  • 6.4 Video Games (MMO)
  • 4.3 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.2 Travel
  1. Update 10/5/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Update 8/18/2020: Reconfirmed our test results. No changes were made.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Logitech M510 is a very generic looking mouse. It has an ambidextrous design with a curved-in body, which acts as a small thumb and pinky rest. This design is rather straightforward and is nowhere near as flashy as gaming mice.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (126 mm)
Height 1.8" (46 mm)
Width 2.8" (70 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
7.4
Design
Portability
Volume
24.78 Cu. Inch (406 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

This mouse is decently portable. It's not too tall, so you might be able to slide it inside a laptop case. It also has a slot on its underside to slide in its dedicated receiver, right next to the batteries. If you want something that is more travel friendly and has a sleeker design, check out the Logitech Pebble M350 instead.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
131 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
131 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
131 g
Weight Distribution
Back-heavy
Extra Weights
No

The Logitech M510 is very heavy, especially for its small size. Most of the weight is due to the two AA batteries needed, and there's no way to make it lighter.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech M510's build quality is just decent. It's a rather cheap mouse and it shows when you hold it. The mouse is entirely made out of plastic. There are also rubber grips on the side, which might become sticky with time. The mouse wheel feels extremely loose and there's some noticeable rattling when shaking the mouse. The side buttons also have a lot of pre-travel and need a lot of force to entirely actuate. The overall build is still decent for most people and there's some heft to the design. Unfortunately, the feet don't offer the best gliding.

7.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Thumb

The Logitech M510's ergonomics are okay. The ambidextrous-designed mouse feels a bit awkward to grip, although the rubber sides help a bit. The mouse's body has a rather steep drop off and most of the weight is at the back, so you might find yourself lifting the front of the mouse sometimes.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No

When using a palm grip, only people with extra-large hands might find the mouse to be a bit too small. Also, while small hands might find it fine to use this model, there's a smaller variant of this mouse, which might be more appropriate, although we haven't tested it.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No

This mouse isn't great for extra-large hands as it feels very cramped with curled up fingers.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

This mouse is great for the fingertip grip but people with small hands might have trouble reaching the side buttons easily. On the upside, there's a smaller version of this mouse which might be better, although we haven't tested that variant.

6.2
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
2x AA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator Yes

This wireless mouse connects to your devices using its USB dongle. The on/off switch is situated on the underside of the mouse and it also has a smart sleep mode to save even more power. Although the mouse is using 2x AA batteries, the manufacturer says the battery life is rated for about 24 months.

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

This mouse is wireless only and doesn't have a cable.

6.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Bad
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Logitech M510
  • USB dongle
  • 2x AA batteries
  • Control
    Control
    Sensor Specifications
    Sensor Technology
    Laser
    Sensor Model
    Not Specified
    Works On Glass
    No
    Minimum CPI (DPI)
    200 CPI
    Maximum CPI (DPI)
    2200 CPI
    CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
    200 CPI
    CPI (DPI) Variation
    -4 %
    Minimum Lift Off Distance
    2.4 mm
    Maximum Polling Rate
    125 Hz

    The Logitech M510's laser sensor is off-center, positioned near the pinky finger when used right-handed. This might take people some time to get used to, as the mouse's cursor can easily spin out.

    6.2
    Control
    Buttons
    Buttons Activation
    Mechanical
    Total Number Of Buttons
    7
    Number Of Side Buttons
    2
    Number Of Programmable Inputs
    5
    Profile Switching Button
    No
    CPI (DPI) Switching Button
    No
    Gesture Support
    No

    This mouse has seven buttons, which you can all program other than the left and right-click buttons. On the upside, you can swap these inside the software if you want to use the mouse left-handed.

    Control
    Mouse Wheel
    Scroll Wheel
    Notched Wheel
    Scroll Wheel Steps
    24 Steps
    Scroll Wheel Tilt
    Yes
    Thumb Wheel
    No
    Thumb Wheel Steps
    No Thumb Wheel

    The Logitech M510's scroll wheel is very loose and wobbles a lot, but this is probably due to its tilt inputs. Its increments are also very soft and don't offer the best feedback.

    Control
    Noise
    Click Noise
    Quiet
    6.9
    Control
    Click Latency
    Click Latency: Receiver
    22 ms
    Click Latency: Bluetooth
    N/A
    Click Latency: Wired
    N/A

    The wireless latency when using the receiver is decent. This won't be noticeable for office-related work or simply browsing the web.

    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

    The Logitech Options software allows you to create different profiles according to which software you're using. You can also rebind each button, other than the two main clicks, which you swap around if you want to use the mouse left-handed. You can also modify the pointer sensitivity in the 'Point & Scroll' tab.

    10
    Operating System And Software
    Mouse Compatibility
    Windows Compatibility Fully
    macOS Compatibility Fully

    This mouse is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, which is amazing. You can also customize its settings on macOS since the software is available.

    Compared To Other Mice

    The Logitech M510 is a decent and very affordable office mouse. It might feel a bit flimsy when compared to higher-end office mice, especially due to its very wobbling scroll wheel. The M510's performance is also noticeably worse than most other mice, but this shouldn't matter if you're just looking for a web-browsing mouse. See our recommendations for the best mice and the best wireless mice. If you're interested in Logitech products, also check out the best Logitech mice.

    Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

    The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a better overall mouse than the Logitech M510 when it comes to performance, but its low-profile design might not be for everyone working in an office. The M510 feels a bit cheaper but is suited for a wider variety of hand sizes and grips. The M series from Logitech is more office-oriented, while the G series is more geared towards gaming.

    Logitech MX Master 3

    The Logitech MX Master 3 is a better office-oriented mouse than the Logitech M510, but it's noticeably more expensive. The MX Master 3 has an ergonomic shape and features motion enabled commands too. It has two scroll wheels and has a professional design, while the M510 looks a bit generic and cheaply made. If your budget allows it, there's no reason to pick the M510 over the MX Master 3.

    Logitech MX Master 2S

    The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better mouse than the Logitech M510. Its performance is better and the MX Master 2S' shape is more ergonomic for long periods of use. It also has a side scroll wheel and is noticeably better-built than the cheaply made M510.

    Logitech Pebble M350

    The Logitech M510 is a better mouse than the Logitech Pebble M350. It has two side buttons, customizable performance settings, and you can remap its buttons. It has nice grips on both sides and is slightly more comfortable to use than the M350. However, if you're on the move often, the M350 might be a better option thanks to its small form factor.

    Razer DeathAdder Elite

    The Razer DeathAdder Elite is a better performing mouse than the Logitech M510, but the Logitech is wireless, which might be better for people looking for a straightforward wireless mouse for the office. The DeathAdder is more geared towards gaming and features full RGB lighting and an excellent sensor performance. 

    Razer Atheris

    The Razer Atheris is a more versatile wireless mouse than the Logitech M510, but its small size might be bothersome for some users. The Atheris is a great travel mouse that offers great performance as well. The Logitech M510's performance is quite disappointing and it isn't really made for games.

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