Deal of the Week: Logitech's Wireless Mice

Logitech M325c
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The Deal Of The Week highlights a specific sale on a computer peripheral. All deals are dependent on the retailer’s stock and availability and are based on the time they are written and posted. (I will try to avoid any “flash deals” that only last for a few hours.)

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(August 2015) The back-to-school season is in full force, and retail stores and online sites have also begun highlighting their Labor Day sales.

(I spent yesterday elbowing my way through hordes of shoppers who needed the same packs of crayons and two-pocket folders I did.) What does this mean for you? Deals, deals, deals! Whether you're looking for an upgrade or you require a replacement computer peripheral or accessory, you can start the school year on the right foot with the right device. 

Staples.com is offering a half-off (or more!) deal on four different Logitech wireless mice: the M310, M317, M320 and M325 models. What do all of these have in common? Well, for one thing, they all typically carry an MSRP of $29.99 that has been slashed to $14.99 in some cases and $12.99 in others. And for another thing, they're all offered in a huge range of colors and patterns so there's no reason you need to stick with boring gray or black. 

This site has reviewed most of these mice in the past. They all have their own benefits and drawbacks, so it's suggested you take a look at each review before you enter that credit card information.

At this prices, it wouldn't even be a terrible idea to pick up an extra mouse so you have a spare when you need it. If you choose one with Logitech's Unifying technology, you won't even need to worry about keeping track of the nano USB receivers.  

You can find the review for the M310 here.

The Bottom Line: The M310 has a $29.99 suggested retail.

You can certainly get a standard three-button wireless mouse for much less, but Logitech devices have always worked very well for me, and I have confidence in most of their peripherals. It would, however, have been nice if they had thrown in some Hyper-fast scrolling or a programmable button, and it's in this comparison that the M325 comes out on top. What you do get is a snazzy design and a 12-month battery life instead. Plus, you're almost sure to find it for much less than the full suggested retail: At the time of this writing (May 2012), it was selling for $14.99 on the Staples website.

You can find the review for the M320 here.

The Bottom Line: The M320 is a viable option as both an everyday peripheral and as a spare travel device. Although it’s technically not a mobile mouse, it’s certainly not a beast and could be easily tossed into a laptop bag. That two-year battery life promise gives you the best chance that it will be working when you check into your hotel room at night, and that’s what’s going to matter.

You can find the review for the M325 here.

The Bottom Line: The M325 might retail a bit more than your average travel-sized mouse, but it packs in a great deal of features that make it worth its pennies.

The Micro-precise scrolling is fun and helpful to use, and its attractive designs are just icing on the cake. Yes, it would be nice if it was a bit more ergonomic friendly, but that's the price you pay with an ambidextrous mouse.

(Sorry, this site hasn't reviewed the M317 at this time but will be sure to update if that changes. It does appear, however, that Logitech now only carries the model with the 317c designation, making it part of its "Play Collection.")