Ratcheting Up the Speed With Logitech Mouse

  • 72 ratchets for speed
  • Price point just under $60
  • Battery life of over 18 months

Logitech’s Wireless Mouse M325 features a precision scroll wheel with up to four times as many ratchets as a standard scroll wheel for smoother scrolling. It is based on the contoured shape of the Logitech Wireless Mouse M305.

Most standard mice have a scroll wheel with 18 to 24 ratchets. Each ratchet corresponds to about one line of scrolling. Quickly scrolling down a page, skipping from line to line, moving from one ratchet to another, the on-screen motion will appear choppy.  

This choppiness can be reduced by moving in smaller increments. Logitech’s precision scroll wheel contains 72 tiny, rugged ratchets. As a result, the ratchets are small enough so the wheel spins smoothly thereby creating the precise control needed for websites, spreadsheets, slideshows and other presentations, claims Logitech.

A true wheel for the Web, the precision scroll wheel not only makes surfing smoother; when tilted to the right or left, it can also move the user backward and forward through webpages.

The Logitech Wireless Mouse M325 also includes Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking, so there is no need for a laptop trackpad.

The M325 has up to 18 months of battery life and a three year limited hardware warranty. The Logitech Unifying receiver can stay in a laptop and be forgotten about, as up to 6 devices can be added to it.

The unit works with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as Mac OS X 10.5 or later and Linux kernel 2.6.