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We had been having a lot of trouble with our mouses (mice?!) recently, finding that our balls inside were sticking and making the mouse hard to use. A major problem was that the wires on the mice were too short-one of our mice got stretched across the table so far that the wires inside were exposed, making it a hazard. After the third mouse in 6 months, I decided I needed a better alternative. This is where the Labtec Wireless Mouse came in.
The mouse came packaged in quite a large box, compared to the size of the the actual mouse. The box included the mouse, grey and black in colour, the instruction manual, 2 AA batteries, the transmitter and the installation CD.
The instruction manual was in a variety of different languages and was easy to follow, telling users to install the CD before attaching the mouse transmitter. The installation CD was also easy to use, allowing setting up of the mouse to be quick and hassle free.
The transmitter plugs into a USB port on the computer.
The mouse itself is black and silver with the logo on the front. It moves smoothly and easily on any flat surface and is comfortable to hold. The scroller feels lovely as it is made of soft rubber with ridges. (Often I will just scroll for the sake of it).
Because the mouse is wireless and picks up a signal from the transmitter, it is not restricted to where it can be used. I use it on the table (further away than wire ones can reach) and on my lap sometimes if I'm feeling lazy.
One problem though with the mouse is that it runs on batteries and because we use the computer a lot, they do not last very long. Personally I use rechargable batteries so as not to produce as much waste. This also slightly annoying as every time the batteries are changed, the mouse needs resetting. Although this is simple, by pressing a button on the transmitter and the connect button on the back of the mouse, I seem to be the only one in the household capable of doing it.
I paid £14.99 for the mouse and bought it from PC World.
I would definitely recommend this mouse to everyone as I have found it to be smooth, very responsive, easy to install and use and most of all free of wires!
Wireless mice should have a home on all computer tables!
I bought my wireless mouse about 6 month's ago, it's a nice black and silver grey colour and I find it much easier to use than the old wired one that I was using before.
The whole kit comprises of the mouse, the receiver, 2 AA batteries the C.D. software and is compatable with windows.
The software was very easy to install and gives clear and easy to follow instructions.
The mouse takes 2 AA batteries and has 3 controls, the left click ,the right click and middle click for manual or automatic scrolling.
The receiver has a cable attached ( 1 metre) this plugs into the USB port,
The actual receiver is about 3 cm in diameter and sits on the desktop.
As this is a wireless mouse it is much easier to move around without the restrictions of a cord and works accurately for up to 1 metre away as long as it is pointing towards the receiver.
The optical-tracking technology means no more cleaning old-fashioned mouse balls and allows for smooth movement on most surfaces without the need of a mousepad.
This is a great looking mouse and feels really comfortable in the palm of my hand, and I prefer this to my old corded one.
I use my computer everyday and the batteries last me for up to 2 month's.
Although I have my corded one on standby incase I run out of batteries!
I bought it in a high street shop for £10.99 but it's probably cheaper now.