|Specs at a Glance: Logitech Signature M650|
|Sensor||Optics (undisclosed model)|
|Connectivity options||Bluetooth Low Energy or 2.4 GHz dongle|
|Cut||Standard: 4.22 × 2.43 × 1.49 inches
Large: 4.65 × 2.58 × 1.63 inches
(118.19 × 65.65 × 41.52 millimeters)
|Weight||Medium: 3.57 ounces (101.2 g)
Large: 3.92 ounces (111.2 g)
|Other advantages||AA battery included|
Many mice offer very basic functionality: left-click, right-click, scroll wheel, and not much more. Others offer a range of programmable buttons, high-end sensor specs, USB-C charging, and other features for power users. But what if you don’t need that extreme level of functionality but also don’t want something cheap and simple?
Released last week, the Logitech Signature M650 Wireless Mouse is a mid-range device that supports Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, iPadOS, and Android. It doesn’t have the most advanced features, but it’s not basic either. And by skipping some add-ons, like multiple Bluetooth profiles, the mouse is able to maintain an affordable price. $40 price.
Logitech’s latest wireless mouse also comes in three different versions: a standard size, a full size and a large left-handed version, offering something for everyone unless you have a smaller left hand.
Different hands and sizes
Logitech makes it easy for you to determine which version is right for you. Those with small to medium hands, which measure up to 7.5 inches, should get the standard M650, while those with hands larger than 7.5 inches should opt for the M650 L.
If you have small hands and want a similar wireless mouse, there are smaller options, like the Razer Pro Click Mini (3.9 × 2.5 × 1.3 inches, 3.1 ounces with a battery ).
The medium-sized version measures 4.22 × 2.43 × 1.49 inches and 3.57 ounces. This makes it a bit smaller in length and width (but noticeably heavier) than Logitech’s Pop Mouse (4.5×2.6×1.4 inches and 2.9 ounces), another Logitech mouse without thread with an MSRP of $40.
The large M650 (4.65 × 2.58 × 1.63 inches, 3.92 ounces) is 10.19 percent longer and 9.8 percent heavier than the full-size version I tested. That’s big enough for a wireless productivity mouse.
It’s even bigger than the Capri Qatar Pro wireless gaming mouse (MSRP $40), which measures 4.56 × 2.53 × 1.49 inches and weighs 3.39 ounces. There are, however, bulkier wireless mice, including some from Logitech. The similar shape and low price Logitech M510 (4.72 × 2.56 × 1.6 inches, 4.55 ounces) is so heavy that it feels clumsy to use.
There is a left-handed version of the M650 – the side buttons are on the right side of the mouse – but it is only available in large size. Left-handed wireless mice are hard to find – there’s the $100Logitech G903, plus less traditional mice, like ergonomic mice and Microsoft Surface Arc. But for a mainstream wireless mouse targeting productivity, this left-handed option is a rare treat.
Having so many options makes it easier for people to find a good fit, especially if they don’t already have preferences in their mouse form factor. There are mice that take size customization to the extreme, but the M650 should offer enough options for most people.
According to Logitech’s chart, I have a medium-sized hand. My typical grip felt great with the M650, as my thumb, ring finger, and little fingers found a strong grip on the textured sides of the mouse. Meanwhile, my thumb could come up and activate the two side buttons almost effortlessly. My pointer and middle finger fit naturally into the downward slope of the primary buttons, but keeping them in my preferred position for quick clicks required more effort to keep my hand from slipping down.
I wasn’t as keen on using my secondary grip type, a palm grip, on the M650 due to its shorter length. My pointer and middle finger drooped significantly off the top edge with a palm grip, making left and right click navigation more difficult. But the large mouse bump helped with comfort.