Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
570-10398 Dell Black 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse 1S
In order to accurately review this Mouse, I recently visited the Dell website and found it impressive and easy to navigate. Dell's homepage is user friendly and as you would expect from a global computer business is slick and self promoting.
Dell started out as a cheaper solution to computing needs and some of their earlier laptops took a bit of a bashing in the media. The computers we use in the UK now are mostly made in Czechoslovakia, so if air miles worry you, they have not travelled as far as they might have. I did not realise that Dell was founded in 1984, nor that it now has various community initiatives or that their full history can be found on the website. I will leave you to decide if you want to check it or not, the point here is to review the computer speakers, but the website is: http://www.dell.co.uk/ should you wish to check it out?
Today, I think it is safe to say Dell is a leading brand in home and business computer solutions.
I bought the Mouse as part of a package from Dell 4 years ago and I am happy with the set and so much so with the Mouse I bought a second one for the HP Laptop.
My Personal Experience of the Mouse:
My first Dell Mouse was used and arrived looking very sad in a carrier bag with its long USB tail tangled up and grubby. Today though I am reviewing my second and third Dell Mouses.
I was delighted to discover that my new Mouse was ergonomically shaped, it has a waist! OK, It's not an 18" size 0 waist, but it has shape, so that's good. Well, actually that is very good, the ergonomic design of the mouse means that it is easy to hold and maneuver, it fits well in the hand and avoids the strain that could be caused by the older chunkier models.
The two buttons are quite large, yet precise. The central scroll button is easy to use and has excellent scope and precision.
The red button on the bottom can be shone at someone else to annoy them, so that is a fun aspect to it! It is also useful to highlight something on the notice board, making my mouse a multi-functional tool.
No, none at all!
So why did I choose Dell?
I work in a large secondary school and our computer suites were gradually being changed over to Dell. I found that the customer service and process were both very good. At the time I was also a part-time university student, so I was able to apply a student discount to my purchase. Dell was able to provide what I wanted at a fraction of the price their competitors were asking.
A mouse is a mouse is a mouse you might say?! - Well you are entitled to your opinion, if that is what you are muttering?! I am entitled to mine. I have used a lot of different mouses, including one I drew teeth on and left a sticky note on stating "caution this mouse bites - do NOT touch". Because, at night, someone was using my mouse and not returning it in the morning. I was quite miffed because I had chosen the mouse myself to avoid the afore mentioned strain. So it was quite disappointing to have to go on a mouse hunt before I could start work!
Who is it for?
Anyone and everyone, I know tablets and wireless are the thing these days, but for reliability and ease of use, not to mention reliability, do not hesitate to buy one of these. Thinking of buying a novelty mouse? Well, don't, seriously, the ergonomic ones are carefully researched to provide optimum ease of use and lessening strain to the metacarpals. So if you suffer from aching hands or wrist, I would especially suggest you change to this model of very reasonably priced mouse!
Price and Availability:
I bought my first one direct from Dell on-line, my order was delivered promptly and when expected. I was kept informed every step of the way and would highly recommend both the item and the company. The second one came via Amazon and is identical to the one here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-USB-Optical-Mouse-Laptop/dp/B003X2ZKSE. So, available from Dell or from Amazon at £4.37 and other outlets.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope you found it useful.
This mouse delivers quality for a very affordable price.
I bought this mouse when I bought my laptop and it only set my back £6 quid. As soon as it came I was amazed how easy it was to download the drivers onto my laptop as it did it all for me, meaning that I was using the mouse within minutes of opening the box.
The mouse itself is very good with the usual left and right click buttons you would expect from any mouse, but unlike some mouses this mouse has a trackball making it ideal for scrolling up and down pages.
Also forget the ball underneath getting clogged up, with this mouse that is a thing of the past as this mouse operates using a lazer. This means that the mouse functions as well as it did when i first used it 2 years later, and it provides a reliable and accurate experience.
The mouse also looks nice and as it is on a very long cable it saves you having to bother with recievers working and recharging or changing expensive batteries.
This mouse is a must for any computer owner, especially for the price.
I owned this mouse for a couple of years, before I had to replace it recently. Let's get the reason for that out of the way first. I don't know whether it was something I did, or something that results from the design of the mouse, but it began to double or even triple-click when I intended to click only once. So every time I wanted to close a window - poof! - 2 closed, wanted to open a new window - poof! - I got two or three etc etc.
No idea whether this is a common problem (couldn't find anything on it on the website) but something to bear in mind.
Besides this small issue, I have no issues at all with this mouse. In fact, I am fairly indifferent on the basis that it does what it is supposed to do, at a very reasonable price.
It connects by USB with a decent length of cable, just plug it in and it goes (I run Vista, so can't comment how it works with XP or 7).
There are two mouse buttons and a scroller, which scrolls at a reasonable rate and locks if you press it down (all fairly standard).
It uses an optical sensor to work out where it is, and this works pretty well, although you have to move the mouse, in my experience, a little further than usual to move the cursor anywhere. It is easy to get used to, however, and does therefore not present a real problem.
In looks as in features, this mouse is pretty basic. It would seem to be suited towards smaller hands more than large, as it is quite flat. This flatness does make it good for travelling, however (as stated by previous reviewer), but also does not make the mouse look very good.
All in all: good, basic, although I have had problems with it and would therefore not buy it again. Given the issues I had, 3/5, otherwise 4/5 and recommended for someone looking for a simple, basic mouse.
This is a small, simple, cheap product, which does what it says on the tin. No frills attached, mind you - and there's no secret button which you randomly discover after having it for 2 and a half years, which you then realise you can't live without! (or maybe I just haven't found it yet..!)
It's a nice shape, and fits well in the hand. The sides of the mouse curve inwards towards the centre, giving each side an S shape and very ergonomically friendly for long usage. It's also symmetrical, so good for both lefties and righties.
The scroll button on the centre is also the same as you'd expect with any other mouse, and has a good amount of "scroll" per movement (no idea what the real word for this is but I hope you get it! When you use the scroll button, the page you're looking at scrolls down a good amount - it doesn't shoot down really fast, or take ages to get anywhere. Ok? :P)
The USB cable is a good length too - long enough to give plenty of movement, whilst short enough not to get in the way.
As it's such a cheap mouse - you can get them for £5 now - it's a great one to stick in with the laptop if you're travelling - it's rugged, light, and works well.
Negatives? It's quite a simple mouse for the current times, what with mouses (mice?) more commonly being cordless these days. If, however, you're like me, and enjoy a bit of cable getting in the way every now and then, stick with it!