Last year I wrote a piece mourning the death of my beloved Logitech K380 keyboard. I knocked over a cup of coffee on the keyboard and it pretty much died instantly. I replaced the Logitech K380 with the Logitech K780.
I thought I was in the clear with my Logitech M535 even though it too felt the wrath of the cafe con leche. I wasn’t. The mouse started randomly disconnecting and shutting off completely. I powered through it for a month or so until the mouse finally kicked the bucket. I purchased the Logitech M535 with the Logitech K380, so it was difficult parting with an old friend.
After much deliberation and research, I decided to go with Logitech’s M720 Triathlon Multi-Device Wireless Mouse. I thought long and hard about the Logitech MX Master 3, but I figured the $70+/- price difference wasn’t worth the limited benefits I would see with the way I work. I also tried the Logitech G602 Gaming Mouse, but that mouse sat higher and made my hand cramp up quite a bit. I also found the design of the Logitech G602 to be rather dated compared to the more clean, understated design of the Logitech M720 Triathlon.
The Logitech M720 Triathlon matches the finish and texture of the Logitech K780. The Logitech M720 Triathlon allows you to connect up to 3 devices and is fully compatible with Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS. You can use the mouse with iPadOS through the Accessibility Settings. This means I can easily switch between my 2011 MacBook Pro, Standard Business-Issued Dell laptop, and my iPad Pro 11 with the tap of a button.
Gave the mouse support on the iPad Pro a whirl. Must say… I see the appeal.
— Eddie ✊🏼🇵🇷 (@EddiePotatoes) February 19, 2020
Like the initial setup of the Logitech K780, I encountered similar issues during the setup process of the Logitech M720 Triathlon. When I tried setting up Bluetooth connectivity between the Logitech M720 Triathlon and my 2011 MacBook Pro, the Logitech M720 Triathlon did not appear in the device listing when I performed a search for Bluetooth devices. Because of this, I had to use Logitech’s Unifying USB Receiver. I already had the Unifying Receiver plugged in because of the issues I encountered with the setup of the Logitech K780. As I have stated previously, these issues may be unique to my situation given the age of my machine.
Overall, the experience has been great. The Logitech M720 Triathlon is smooth and responsive. I made some adjustments in the Logitech Options Software to make the mouse work better for my workflow. The hyper scrolling feature works great for those times when you are scrolling through a long document.
I absolutely love this mouse and could not be happier with my decision.
I highly recommend this mouse.