Logitech M171 wireless mouse - product review

Product specifications and consumer review of the cheap wireless mouse Logitech M171

Logitech M171 wireless mouse review

Is the Logitech M171 the best small wireless mouse? Definitely no, we wouldn't put among the best in class for couple of reasons that we will explain shortly. 

But first of all who is the Logitech M171 for? Basically, we would recommend this mouse to those of you who need budget and reliable mouse on the go for their laptop. 

Logitech M171 - product specifications

And here is a list with the most important specs of the M171:
DIMENSIONS
Mouse
Height: 97.7 mm
Width: 61.5 mm
Depth: 35.2 mm
Weight (with batteries): 70.5 g
USB Receiver
Height: 6.6 mm
Width: 14.4 mm
Depth: 18.7 mm
Weight: 1.8 g
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
USB Receiver
Required: available USB port
Windows 7, 8, 10 or later
macOS 10.5 or later
Chrome OS
Linux Kernel 2.6+
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Sensor technology
Smooth optical tracking
DPI (Min/Max): 1000±
Buttons
Number of buttons: 3 (Left/Right-click, Middle click)
Scrolling
Line-by-line scrolling
Scroll Wheel: Yes, 2D, optical
Battery
Battery: 12 months 5Battery life may vary based on user and computing
Battery Details: 1 x AA (included)
Connectivity
Connection Type: 2.4 GHz wireless connection
Wireless range: 10 m 6Wireless range may vary based on user, environmental and computing conditions.
Connect / Power: Yes, on/off switch
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Wireless Mouse
USB receiver
1 AA battery (pre-installed)
User documentation
WARRANTY INFORMATION
2-Year Limited Hardware Warranty

What we don't like about the Logitech M171 wireless mouse

There are two major drawbacks that put the M171 away from the best in class - ergonomics and build materials. 
We don't like the ergonomics of this mouse at all and even though it is a compact travel mouse it is not good for longer use. 
Logitech M171 mouse

We also don't like the plastic material that the M171 is made of. It really feels cheap not pleasant to the touch. 
Logitech M171 bottom - battery compartment         Logitech M171 USB nano receiver

Other than that, the USB nano-receiver that this mouse uses has good reception and for the price it performs relatively well.

Logitech M171 wireless mouse - product video

Logitech M171 - product price

The current MSRP for the European market is 16 Euro. For the UK market prices go under £10 (currently on sale at Currys for £8.99).

Logitech M171 - alternatives
Here are some alternatives in case you are not convinced in buying the M171:

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