So when the opportunity came along to review the Logitech Pebble M350, I figured I can do it with a rose pink "diamond". Props to my editor Martin who was in on it too.
With thanks to Logitech for their continued support, we get to test drive this "Minimalist. Modern. Silent." wireless mouse.
It is pink, not a garish pink but kind of a nice pastel pink that is just different from your run of the mill computer equipment. The Pebble M350 is a shade under 11cm long, just over 5 cm wide and very light. Under the magnetic hood is a single AA battery and a slot for the Logitech 2.4GHz USB wireless receiver.
Getting the Pebble up and running was a no-brainer. Surely there is nobody out there who has not used a Logitech keyboard and mouse before? The simple way was to plug in the wireless USB dongle, turn the mouse on and Bob's your uncle.
If you are adventurous, you could also pair the Pebble via Bluetooth. Just turn the mouse over, press the little button to switch it from wireless to Bluetooth, and find it from your device. It was fast and painless, allowing me to use wireless connection with one computer and Bluetooth with a second computer. Bluetooth pairing is limited to one device only.
On a hard mouse pad like I do - I use a cutting mat for double duty, the Pebble will be a little noisy going across the surface. The scroll wheel on top though, is nice and quiet. It retains the same clicky stepped feel with a lot less noise.
The Pebble is a Logitech Unified capable mouse, however, the dongle provided is not Unified enabled.
On the whole the Pebble is just a little on the side of a little too small for my hand. Just looking at it, it is safe to say it won't ever be my daily driver. However, the low profile and 18 months battery life would make it an ideal candidate as a traveller. The sensor resolution at 1000 dpi really pitches it at the casual end of the market and there is nothing wrong with that. The distinctive colour would make it stand out in a cluttered bag.
For what it is, the Pebble M350 works perfectly fine. The body is rock solid. My only minor complain is that the magnetic lid does not feel particularly strong. It hasn't happened yet but somehow I always feel it could come off in transit. That said, Logitech was pretty clever in saving weight and cost in this feature. The body of the mouse has three magnets and the lid side has 3 tiny screws to make it work.
A simple mouse that can connect to two separate devices - Bluetooth or wireless. You do need to switch between the two to have it work where you want it to, but it was fun to have a mouse on my Android device. The Logitech Pebble M350 comes in graphite, off white or rose for AUD$39.95 <https://www.logitech.com/en-au/product/pebble-m350-wireless-mouse>, it is good value for a mouse to use on the road or in a Smart TV type environment.
Mouse dimensions: 26.5 x 59 x 107 mm (HxWxD)
Mouse weight (with batteries): 100g
Nano receiver dimensions: 14.4 x 18.7 x 6.1 mm (HxWxD)
Nano receiver weight: 1.8g
System requirements: Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux, Microsoft Surface
Receiver: USB port, Windows 10 or later, Windows 8, Windows 7, macOS 10.10 or later, Chrome OS, Linux Kernel 2.6+
Bluetooth: Bluetooth Low Energy, Windows 10 or later, Windows 8, Windows 7, macOS 10.10 or later, Chrome OS, Android 5.0 or later
Sensor resolution: 1000 dpi
Number of buttons: 3
Scroll wheel: Yes, Mechanical
Scroll buttons: Middle wheel
Unifying ready mouse: Yes
Unifying ready receiver: No
Battery life: 18 months
Battery type: 1 x AA
Wireless operating distance: 10m
Wireless technology: Logitech Receiver or Bluetooth Low Energy Technology