Logitech M535 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 17, 2021 at 10:07 am
Logitech M535 Picture
7.4
Office/Multimedia
6.1
Video Games (FPS)
4.8
Video Games (MMO)
6.4
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.7
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Logitech M535 is a good budget travel mouse. It feels well-built and is powered by a pair of AA batteries, but it only connects via Bluetooth. Unfortunately, when it's more than 50cm from the computer it's connected to, or there are obstacles in the way, the latency increases significantly. It lacks side buttons, but the scroll wheel has L/R tilt buttons, and the button just behind the wheel enables gesture controls. It also has a fairly low lift-off distance, but it has sub-par click latency, a fixed CPI, and a very low polling rate, so it isn't ideal for gaming. This mouse is quite small, and only those with small or medium-sized hands will be able to use it comfortably with a fingertip grip, while only those with small hands will be able to use it comfortably with a claw grip.

Our Verdict

7.4 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech M535 mouse is decent for office use. It feels well-built, but it's only suitable for small or medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip and only those with small hands using a claw grip. While it doesn't have side buttons, it does have a button to enable gesture commands, and the scroll wheel has L/R tilt buttons, though it doesn't unlock for free scrolling.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Bluetooth signal has very limited range and is easily obstructed.
6.1 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech M535 is only passable for FPS gaming. It's fairly lightweight, it feels well-built, and it has a good lift-off distance. However, the click latency is sub-par, the polling rate is low, the CPI is fixed, and the mouse feet are only decent. Also, it only connects via Bluetooth.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Fairly lightweight.
Cons
  • Sub par click latency.
  • Bluetooth signal has very limited range and is easily obstructed.
4.8 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech M535 mouse is a poor choice for MMO gaming. It only connects via Bluetooth, doesn't have side buttons, has sub-par click latency, and is only suitable for those with smaller hands using a fingertip or claw grip.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Sub par click latency.
  • No side buttons.
  • Bluetooth signal has very limited range and is easily obstructed.
6.4 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech M535 is only mediocre for fans of ultra-light gaming mice. Despite being fairly lightweight, the click latency is sub-par, and the mouse feet are only decent. Also, it only connects via Bluetooth.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Fairly lightweight.
Cons
  • Sub par click latency.
  • Bluetooth signal has very limited range and is easily obstructed.
7.7 Travel

The Logitech M535 is a good travel mouse. It connects via Bluetooth, it has great portability, and it should be easy to fit in most laptop bags. It feels well-built, and both the mouse and the software are compatible with macOS and Windows. Unfortunately, it's only suitable for small or medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip or those with small hands using a claw grip.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Compact design that should fit into most laptop bags.
  • Mouse and software are compatible with Windows and macOS.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for left or right-handed users.
Cons
  • No onboard memory.
  • Only suitable for those with smaller hands using a fingertip or claw grip.
  • 7.4 Office/Multimedia
  • 6.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 4.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.4 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.7 Travel
  1. Updated May 17, 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 4.0" (101 mm)
Height 1.3" (33 mm)
Width 2.4" (61 mm)
Grip Width
56 mm
8.1
Design
Portability
Volume
12.33 in³ (202 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No Receiver/Cable
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
85 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
85 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
85 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.0
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
No
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No
6.4
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
No
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

When this mouse is more than 50cm (20in) from the computer it's connected to, or there are nearby obstacles (including other receivers), the mouse latency increases significantly. While this may not present problems for most laptop users who will likely be using this mouse directly next to their computer, it can create noticeable cursor movement delay if you plan on using this mouse at a distance. This mouse has an advertised battery life of ten months on one AA battery, but 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
7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Logitech M535 Bluetooth mouse
  • USB receiver
  • 1x AA battery
  • 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
    2%
    Minimum Lift Off Distance
    2.4 mm
    Maximum Polling Rate
    90 Hz
    4.5
    Control
    Buttons
    Buttons Activation
    Mechanical
    Total Number Of Buttons
    6
    Number Of Side Buttons
    0
    Number Of Programmable Inputs
    4
    Profile Switching Button
    No
    CPI (DPI) Switching Button
    No
    Gesture Support
    Yes

    The Logitech M535 has a button below the mouse wheel that enables gesture commands.

    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
    Control
    Noise
    Click Noise
    Loud
    5.5
    Control
    Click Latency
    Click Latency: Receiver
    N/A
    Click Latency: Bluetooth
    31 ms
    Click Latency: Wired
    N/A
    Operating System And Software
    7.0
    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
    No
    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 M535 Bluetooth mouse we tested is the black variant, but it's also available in blue and gray/yellow color variants. You can see the label for our unit here.

    Compared To Other Mice

    The Logitech M535 Bluetooth Mouse is a budget option designed for travel use. Unlike some travel mice, it has no USB receiver and only connects via Bluetooth. It may be a good choice if you have small hands and are looking for a simple mouse at a budget price point with straightforward features and Bluetooth connectivity to swap between tablets, notebooks, laptops, or other devices on the go.

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

    Logitech MX Anywhere 3

    The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 is a better mouse overall, but some may find the Logitech M535 a better travel mouse. The Anywhere 3 connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth and has a rechargeable battery. It has two side buttons, a lower click latency, and you can unlock the wheel for free scrolling. It's suitable for most hand sizes using a fingertip grip. Comparatively, the M535 is more portable but connects via Bluetooth and uses one AA battery. It has gesture controls and a wheel with L/R tilt. It's suitable for smaller hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

    Logitech MX Anywhere 2S

    The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is a more versatile travel mouse than the Logitech M535. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth and uses a micro USB cable for recharging. It's well-suited for most hand sizes using a fingertip grip. Unfortunately, it lacks a compartment for its USB receiver. On the other hand, the M535 only connects via Bluetooth and uses two AA batteries. It feels sturdier, and it's significantly lighter but has a low polling rate, a fixed CPI, and sub-par click latency. It's best suited for small and medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip.

    Logitech Pebble M350

    The Logitech Pebble M350 is a better travel mouse than the Logitech M535, though some may still prefer the M535. The Pebble is much flatter and connects with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It has a lower lift-off distance, a higher polling rate, and better click latency. It's suitable for all hand sizes using a fingertip grip. On the other hand, the M535 only connects via Bluetooth and is good for smaller hands using a fingertip or claw grip. Its software is compatible with Windows and macOS, it supports gesture commands, and its wheel has L/R tilt buttons.

    Logitech M720 Triathlon

    The Logitech M720 Triathlon is an excellent office mouse, while the Logitech M535 is a good budget travel mouse. The M720 connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It has a right-handed shape, three side buttons, and a thumb rest with a gesture button. It also has a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons and free scrolling. It's best suited for a fingertip grip and suitable for a claw or palm grip if you have smaller hands. Comparatively, the M535 is ambidextrous. It lacks free scrolling and only connects via Bluetooth. It's suitable for smaller hands using a fingertip or claw grip.

    Logitech M525

    The Logitech M525 and the Logitech M535 are good budget travel mice. The M525 connects with a USB receiver, has a higher polling rate and a better click latency. It's suitable for almost all hand sizes using a fingertip grip. On the other hand, the M535 only connects via Bluetooth, is significantly lighter, has a button to enable gesture commands, and uses Logitech's newer Options software, compatible with Windows and macOS. It's suitable for small or medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip or small hands using a palm or claw grip.

    Razer Viper Mini

    The Razer Viper Mini is an excellent wired gaming mouse, while the Logitech M535 is a good budget travel mouse. The Razer is lighter, feels sturdier, and has a pair of side buttons. It also has an adjustable CPI, a much higher polling rate, and a much lower click latency. It's best suited for a fingertip grip for all hand sizes. Comparatively, the Logitech connects wirelessly via Bluetooth, and unlike the Razer, it has software compatible with Windows and macOS and a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons. It's only suitable for a fingertip or claw grip for smaller hands.

    Glorious Model D

    The Glorious Model D is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, and the Logitech M535 is a good travel mouse. The Glorious is a right-handed mouse that's significantly lighter and has two side buttons. It also has an adjustable CPI, a much higher polling rate, onboard memory, and much lower click latency. The Logitech is an ambidextrous mouse that connects wirelessly via Bluetooth. Unlike the Glorious, it has software compatible with Windows and macOS. The Glorious is well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes, while the Logitech is only suitable for fingertip and claw grip for smaller hands.

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