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Logitech M510 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Jan 16, 2020 at 11:21 am
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 27, 2023 at 01:49 pm
Logitech M510 Picture
6.2
Work
6.6
Video Games (FPS)
6.6
Video Games (MMO)
5.9
Raw Performance

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. It's 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.

Note: Logitech has made changes to the design of this mouse since this original review. The newest versions of this mouse feature an optical sensor rather than a laser sensor. While we expect newer versions to perform similarly overall, the newer sensor versions have a lower maximum CPI of 1000.

Our Verdict

6.2 Work

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.
6.6 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.
6.6 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.
5.9 Raw Performance

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.
  • 6.2 Work
  • 6.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 6.6 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.9 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Apr 27, 2023: Logitech has made visual and manufacturing differences to this mouse over its product lifetime. We've added details concerning these changes to the Differences Between Sizes and Variants and Sensor Specifications sections of this review.
  2. Updated Mar 01, 2023: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.4. This update modifies our Hand Size Recommendation test, adding a more granular hand size recommendation chart. We've moved several minor tests into different test groups, removed the Travel usage, and added a new Raw Performance usage. For more details, you can see our full changelog here.
  3. Updated Feb 24, 2023: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.3. This update adds a new Sensor Latency test and makes minor changes to several of our existing tests, resulting in test result changes in several sections. For more information, you can check out our full changelog here.
  4. Updated Oct 04, 2022: We've added a link to the recently reviewed AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse in the Wireless Versatility section of this review.
  5. Updated Sep 28, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.2. This update simplifies our Weight test and expands on our CPI test from Test Bench 1.1, resulting in changes to test results in both sections. For more details, you can see our complete changelog here.
  6. Updated Sep 21, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.1. This update revamps our Click Latency test and results in changes to test results. For more details, you can see our full changelog here.
  7. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  8. Updated Aug 18, 2020: Reconfirmed our test results. No changes were made.
  9. Updated Jan 16, 2020: Review published.
  10. Updated Jan 13, 2020: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech M510 comes in black, blue, and red color options. Note that this mouse was originally launched in 2010, and Logitech has made visual branding and manufacturing changes to the design over the years. The version we bought and tested has a laser sensor, but Logitech indicates on their product page for the Logitech M510 that the current version of this mouse uses what they call a 'High Precision Optical Tracking' sensor.

We expect our test results to remain valid for this newer version, and we expect similar sensor performance overall. If you have a version of this mouse that doesn't match our test results, we encourage you to leave us a comment in the forums below this review.

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 Marathon Mouse M705

The Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 is a better office mouse than the Logitech M510. The M705 has a more comfortable, right-slanted ergonomic body with a thumb rest and a scroll wheel that you can unlock for free-scrolling. On the other hand, the M510 is an ambidextrous mouse with a longer body better suited for larger hands, though it has a cheaper-feeling build quality. Its mouse feet are PTFE, which is better than the plastic feet on the M705, but neither of them slides very smoothly on mousepads or desks.

Logitech M525

The Logitech M510 and the Logitech M525 are wireless mice with similar performance. The M510 has two side buttons and uses the newer Logitech software compatible with Windows and macOS. It's more comfortable and is well-suited to all grip types. However, those with extra-large hands may not be comfortable using a palm or claw grip, and it isn't suitable for small hands using a fingertip grip.  On the other hand, the M525 is a more portable option. It's well-suited for fingertip grip for all hand sizes except extra-large. Unfortunately, it uses older Logitech software, which is only compatible with Windows.

Logitech Signature M650

The Logitech M510 and the Logitech Signature M650 are both wireless mice designed for office use. However, the Signature M650 performs better overall. It can connect via Bluetooth and its USB receiver, and it feels much better built. While it doesn't have a dedicated free-scrolling mode, you can briefly unlock free-scrolling by flicking the scroll wheel. On the other hand, the M510 is better-suited to users with larger hands in any grip type.

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 and egg-shaped body may 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 M510 is more office-oriented, while the G305 is geared towards gaming.

Logitech MX Master 2S

The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better mouse than the Logitech M510. Its performance is better, and the 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 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.

AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse

The AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse and the Logitech M510 are both straightforward office mice. The Logitech is a wireless model that feels significantly better built. It also has customization software compatible with Windows and macOS. On the other hand, the AmazonBasics Mouse is a significantly lighter, wired-only model that lacks customization software.

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 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 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 mouse's performance is quite disappointing, and it isn't made for games.

Razer DeathAdder Elite

The Razer DeathAdder Elite is a better-performing mouse than the Logitech M510. 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 excellent sensor performance.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
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)
Width 2.8" (70 mm)
Height 1.8" (46 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
No
Finger Rest
Thumb
7.4
Design
Portability
Box Volume
24.78 inยณ (406 cmยณ)
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.

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.

6.5
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
91.6 g
Default Weight
140.3 g
Weight Distribution
Back-heavy
Extra Weights
No

The Logitech M510 is very heavy, especially for its small size.

Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

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. If you'd prefer a mouse with a right-slanted ergonomic shape, check out either the Logitech M720 Triathlon or the Logitech Marathon Mouse M705.

6.3
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
1
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. If you're looking for a more basic office mouse with a wired connection, check out the AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse. Or, If you'd prefer a mouse that connects wirelessly via Bluetooth instead, check out the Logitech M535.

0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
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
    6.4
    Control
    Additional Buttons
    Total Number Of Buttons
    7
    Number Of Side Buttons
    2
    Number Of Programmable Inputs
    5
    Profile 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. For more of a gaming-oriented mouse with two buttons behind the scroll wheel for adjusting the set CPI on the fly, check out the DELUX Game Titan M626.

    5.3
    Control
    Click Latency
    Expected Connection
    24.3 ms
    Wired
    N/A
    Receiver
    24.3 ms
    Bluetooth
    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.

    7.5
    Control
    CPI
    SRAV @ 1600 CPI
    -2.87%
    SRAV @ 800 CPI
    -0.58%
    SRAV @ 400 CPI
    -1.83%
    SRAV @ Fixed CPI
    N/A
    Precision Error Between Speeds
    1.39%
    Precision Error Between CPI
    6.78%
    Worst Tracking Error
    16.25%
    Minimum CPI
    200 CPI
    Maximum CPI
    2,200 CPI
    CPI Adjustment Steps
    200 CPI
    7.2
    Control
    Sensor Latency
    Delay To Start Of Movement
    29.6 ms
    Delay At Half Movement
    11.1 ms
    Delay To End Of Movement
    12.9 ms
    Control
    Sensor Specifications
    Sensor Technology
    Laser
    Sensor Model
    Not Specified
    Works On Glass
    No
    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.

    Note: Logitech has made manufacturing changes to this mouse since this review was first published. Newer versions of this mouse now use an optical sensor. While we expect the sensor to perform similarly in most respects, the maximum CPI is only 1000, which is lower than the maximum CPI of the version we bought and tested.

    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
    Operating System And Software
    Operating System And Software
    Configuration Software
    Software Name Logitech Options
    Software Windows Compatibility
    Yes
    Software macOS Compatibility
    Yes
    On-Board Memory
    No
    CPI (DPI) Adjustment
    Yes
    Polling Rate Adjustment
    No
    Profile Configuration
    Yes
    Profile Auto-Switching
    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.