Should you buy the Logitech Pebble M350 wireless mouse? The short answer is maybe. The long answer is maaaaayybee.
If you’re looking for a mouse for your travel bag or just to have a spare stashed away somewhere for emergencies, the Logitech Pebble M350 will do. Slim construction means it won’t take up much space in said bag. You’ll also need R500 you weren’t planning to use for anything else.
Beyond that, we find it difficult to recommend this mouse for long-term use in an office. We especially don’t recommend this one for gaming. That’s thanks to the pebble-like design. Pebbles are only really good at a few things, like skipping, being decorative, etc. Being a mouse… isn’t any of them.
We’ve had the Pebble for a few weeks and attempted use it diligently every day so. Truthfully, we could only manage an hour or two per day before our hand began to cramp. Your results will vary. Because different hands, obviously. At least a few people will need a teeny little mouse profile.
We could see it being more viable if you use a claw-grip instead of palm or fingertip. But then the low profile kinda works against you here as the sides don’t offer much to grip. At least the clicks are quiet and it comes in a few different colours. So that’s nice.
This isn’t a gaming mouse but we attempted to play a game of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with it anyway. It went about as well as you’d expect and lasted all of one round. The sensor is mediocre at best and offers no customisation options like incremental CPI steps. It has no additional side buttons so you’ll struggle in MMOs. We really don’t recommend it for gaming unless you exclusively play Solitaire or Sudoku.
Versatility leans a little more in the Pebble’s favour. You get dual connectivity via Bluetooth or the included dongle and support for just about every operating system available. You can even connect it to an iPad.
Logitech Pebble M350 verdict
If you can’t think of anything else to spend R500 on or are desperate for a wireless mouse (and the better options are sold out) then sure, you can get this one. Clicks are quiet, so you can operate it in secret, and a single AA battery lasts a decent while. Especially if you stick to two-hour days like us. But there are better options out there. Logitech’s own M220 comes to mind. Get that rather.