While not the best for gaming, and can cause to some mild wrist discomfort over an extended amount of time, overall this is a great wireless mouse with a tremendous battery life and the neat feature to allow the scrolling wheel to fly...spinning through long pages in a snap! Performance For every day use, there is absolutely no reason to get anything with a higher DPI than this mouse. So for most people, this is a phenomenal mouse. With gaming, or anything else that needs a lot of precision, I would recommend sticking with a wired mouse with a higher DPI. I would also suggest for anyone to learn how to turn off the mouse smoothing...it is terrible in gaming, and just comes off feeling strange in all uses (this is in general for ANY mouse, not just the m705) Durability The mouse has a nice heft to it, and has been knocked off of my desk repeatedly by infants and cats, without any adverse effect to it. Design It is simply a basic, standard black mouse design without too many bells and whistles. The aforementioned spinning wheel is nice, and it also contains three side thumb buttons that come in handy in a variety of applications. The default for the lower thumb button allows you to switch between windows in either Windows 7 or Windows 8 in a breeze, which can be nice. Comfort Without a wrist pad, this mouse starts out fairly comfortably, but something in the design over time caused a lot of discomfort to my wrist. With a nice gel wrist pad, this almost entirely went away, but it is something to take into consideration.