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Logitech M220 Silent, M330 Silent Plus, and M720 Triathlon review: Two mice that don’t stir (or click), one triple-duty powerhouse

J.R. Bookwalter | Dec. 13, 2016
Logitech’s new mice offer a mixed bag of features.

Discriminating computer users will appreciate the customizable buttons and premium look and feel of the Logitech M720 Triathlon, which works with up to three devices with the press of a button.

There are no fewer than seven configurable buttons on the M720, and all of them proudly click, which I happen to love. In addition to the main pair on top, there’s a scroll wheel with tilt capabilities and two-position button for switching between smooth or click-style scrolling. There are two side buttons on the left edge, plus a third that allows you to quickly switch between three different paired systems; illuminated numbers display which is currently selected. Finally, there’s a button hidden below where your thumb rests that can be configured however you’d like. (Like the M330, M720 is strictly for right-handed users.)

All three mice use the included Logitech’s 2.4GHz wireless Unifying Receiver for connectivity within a 33-foot range; up to six accessories can be paired with a single USB dongle. On Mac and Windows, buttons are configured with the free Logitech Options software, which has improved considerably since the last time I used it; on M720, power users can even customize actions on a per-application basis.

M720 Triathlon also features Bluetooth Smart, which allows dongle-free wireless connectivity and support for Chrome OS or Android devices. (The Unifying Receiver also supports Chrome OS and Linux.) Out of the trio, the M720 is by far my favorite; not quite a Magic Trackpad replacement, but it’s well-made and the customization options are a good match for macOS.

Bottom line

No mouse could ever pry the Magic Trackpad from my fingers, but Logitech’s M720 Triathlon comes close. M220 Silent and M330 Silent Plus, on the other hand, are strictly for those who demand a quieter, click-free experience.

 

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