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Logitech M570 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jun 01, 2021 at 09:26 am
Logitech M570 Picture
7.9
Office/Multimedia
5.6
Video Games (FPS)
4.9
Video Games (MMO)
3.7
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.2
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Trackball

The Logitech M570 is a very good ergonomic trackball mouse. It stays stationary on your desk, and you use the trackwheel with your thumb to move the cursor. It feels well-built and has a very comfortable right-handed shape that's very well-suited for a palm or claw grip, though if you have small hands, you may have difficulty reaching all buttons using a claw grip. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver and uses one AA battery. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth, and you can't adjust the polling rate or CPI setting. Also, while it has companion software, it uses the older Logitech SetPoint software, which isn't compatible with macOS.

Our Verdict

7.9 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech M570 is very good for office use. It feels very well-built, has an ergonomic shape ideal for a palm grip for all hand sizes, and connects wirelessly with its USB receiver. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth and only has a mediocre number of buttons to program using the companion software. Also, the software is Logitech's older SetPoint software, which feels dated and isn't compatible with macOS.

Pros
  • Very comfortable right-handed design.
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly with a USB receiver.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.
5.6 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech M570 is inadequate for FPS gaming and isn't for this use. It has a fairly high click latency, a low polling rate that you can't adjust, and a fixed CPI. It's also very heavy, but this shouldn't affect your experience because it uses a stationary trackball design. That said, it feels well-built and has an ergonomic right-handed shape idea for a palm grip for all hand sizes.

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

The Logitech M570 is bad for MMO gaming and isn't for this use. It doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice, has a low polling rate that you can't adjust, a fixed CPI, and its click latency is only alright. On the bright side, it feels very well-built and has a very comfortable right-handed shape. It's ideal for a palm grip for all hand sizes and suitable for a claw grip for all but small hands.

Pros
  • Very comfortable right-handed design.
  • Feels very well-built.
Cons
  • Click latency is fairly high.
  • Polling rate is low and isn't adjustable.
  • Trackball design may take some getting used to.
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse.
3.7 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech M570 wireless trackball is bad for ultra-light gaming and isn't for this use. It has a fairly high click latency, a low polling rate you can't adjust, and a fixed CPI. It's also very heavy, though this shouldn't affect gameplay in the same way as a conventional mouse because it uses a stationary trackball design.

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

The Logitech M570 wireless trackball is decent for travel but isn't for this use. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth and has no onboard memory for settings. It's also very heavy and likely won't fit in most laptop cases. On the bright side, it connects wirelessly with its USB receiver and has an onboard compartment for it when not in use. Also, its stationary trackball design means it doesn't need as much space on a desk as a conventional mouse does.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly with a USB receiver.
Cons
  • No onboard memory.
  • Bulky; not designed for portability.
  • 7.9 Office/Multimedia
  • 5.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 4.9 Video Games (MMO)
  • 3.7 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.2 Travel
  1. Updated Jun 01, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated May 18, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting
Design
Shape
Length 5.4" (137 mm)
Height 2.2" (56 mm)
Width 3.8" (97 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
6.8
Design
Portability
Volume
45.46 inยณ (745 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
141 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
141 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
141 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

We weigh all our mice with the same batteries to ensure consistency. The AmazonBasics AA battery we use weighs 27.51g.

8.5
Design
Build Quality
9.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Pinky
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
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
6.4
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
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

The Logitech M570 has an advertised battery life of 18 months, 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
0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Stationary
Material
Plastic
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Logitech M570 wireless trackball mouse
  • USB receiver
  • AA battery
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Laser
Sensor Model
Not Specified
Works On Glass
Yes
Minimum CPI (DPI)
540 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
540 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
N/A
CPI (DPI) Variation
-1%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
N/A
Maximum Polling Rate
125 Hz
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
6.9
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
22 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
N/A
Operating System And Software
5.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Logitech SetPoint
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
No
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
No

Note: By default, Logitech's SetPoint software should display an image of the Logitech M570. However, it displayed a generic mouse image during our tests, which seems to be a common bug with the software, likely caused by its age and lack of current Windows 10 support. That said, it did not affect the functionality of the software during our tests.

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

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech M570 is a predecessor of the Logitech ERGO M575 and the premium Logitech MX ERGO. The unit we tested is black/dark grey, and It has no other variants. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Logitech M570 wireless trackball mouse is the predecessor of the Logitech ERGO M575 and the premium Logitech MX ERGO. It lacks some of the later material design upgrades, has a much shorter battery life, and lacks Bluetooth support. However, it's still a very good choice if you don't have much desk space or you're looking for an affordable ergonomic trackball mouse for office use.

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

Logitech MX ERGO

The Logitech MX ERGO is an updated version of the Logitech M570. It has a plate you can use to tilt the mouse up to 20°, a rechargeable battery, and four additional buttons. It also has an adjustable CPI and companion software compatible with Windows and macOS. Comparatively, the M570 only connects with its USB receiver and uses an AA battery. It also has a compartment for its USB receiver when not in use. Both mice are well-suited for a palm or claw grip for nearly all hand sizes.

Logitech ERGO M575

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 Master

The Logitech MX Master is an excellent conventional office mouse, while the Logitech M570 is a very good trackball office mouse. The MX Master connects with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It has a thumb rest with a gesture button, an adjustable CPI, a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons that also unlocks for free scrolling, and more recent software compatible with macOS. Comparatively, the M570 only connects wirelessly with its USB receiver, though it has storage space for it when not in use. Both mice are well-suited for nearly all hand sizes using a claw or palm grip.

Logitech M720 Triathlon

The Logitech M720 Triathlon is an excellent wireless office mouse, while the Logitech M570 is a very good ergonomic trackball mouse. The M720 Triathlon connects with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It has four side buttons, a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons that also unlocks for free scrolling, and customization software compatible with Windows and macOS. It's best-suited for a fingertip grip for all hand sizes. On the other hand, the M570 is a stationary trackball mouse with a pinky rest and only connects with its USB receiver. It's best-suited for a palm grip for all hand sizes.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the Logitech M570 is a very good trackball mouse. The Glorious is a wired mouse that's much lighter and has an adjustable CPI, a much higher polling rate, and significantly lower click latency. It's well-suited for all grip types but isn't suitable for smaller hands. The Logitech is intended for office use and connects wirelessly with a USB receiver. It has a more comfortable ergonomic design that includes a pinky rest and is best-suited for a palm or claw grip for nearly all sizes but isn't suitable for a fingertip grip.

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