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I got this wireless mouse to go with my Sony Vaio laptop as the laptop touchpad was a bit freaky. I am absolutely over the moon with this mouse. It is very frugal on cheese (batteries) which last about 3-4 months with daily use. It does have a power button on the base but I never turn it off because it has a sleep function, which must be why it's good on the cheddar! Even when it is asleep, you just need to touch it and it will start your machine almost instantly if that has gone to sleep too.
One thing I really like is the tiny USB thing - you hardly know it's there. It is probably more accurate than my old wired mouse and the scroll wheel is very good as it clicks to move you down a line at a time. You can set up your own custom settings and assign different rules to the buttons as normal, but for me it worked just fine out of the box. It is "optical" so no grubby ball underneath to clean either.
I have large hands - to match my large body ;-) and although this mouse is quite small, it is no problem for me.
The mouse seems to work well on my wooden desk or on sheets of paper and because it is wireless you can use it as a remote clicker for powerpoint slideshows which is a bonus. Not sure if you can get another receiver USB thing to use on other machines, but if so it would be truly portable.
Hope this helps you all!
I bought this mouse from PC World about 9 years ago, as I managed to wear out the right hand click button on my laptop touch pad after less than a year after I purchased it! Luckily it was still under guarantee but when I realised that it would cost over £100 to place once the guarantee had run out then I quickly went out and bought a mouse - the cheaper option! I think the mouse cost around £20.
I purposely bought a wireless mouse as I didn't want it getting tangled around other things on my desk. As it wireless there are two sections, the mouse and the device that plugs in the laptop and picks up the signal from the mouse. The signal part of the device is about half the size and with a lead about 7 inches in length with a USB plug which goes into the laptop. I always pushed the signal part around to the back of my laptop, which kept it out of my way. The mouse has a left and right click button with a scroll between them.
The mouse comes with a disk to load the software onto your computer and has a start up wizard which is straight forward to use. The mouse is easy and comfortable to use, fitting nicely under he palm of my hand. The signal to the mouse must be quite strong as I could use it as a remote control when watching DVDs from my bed (I was a student at the time!) so a distance of about 1.5 metres. The mouse needs AA batteries to run, they last a long time, around 6 months for me and that was with extremely heavy usage.
This mouse outfit is extremely durable, as I said I gave it really heavy usage being a student, spending hours a day on the computer using a specialist music computer programme. Although I wore out the right click button on my laptop due to so much usage of it, which was a requirement of the computer programme to add musical notes to the screen, this never happened to the mouse and it is still going strong today, although I rarely use the mouse now, only if I am using my music programme it comes out. The mouse colours have faded and the logo has worn off, but this is only surface damage due to so much use.
I only ever had one problem with this mouse, the track ball. When I bought it laser mice were quite new and therefore expensive, hence I didn't buy one, however I did find that the track ball collected dirt, which would stick to the wheels inside which the ball uses to sense movement making it less responsive. You can take the ball out, which I had to do and I would wash it with a computer wipe. Then, the discussing part, I would have to scrape the "dirt" which was mainly sticky fluff and stuck all around the wheels inside, off, with the end of a metal bookmark. I tried mouse mats to stop the dirt getting inside, this didn't work, and also wiping the desk every single time I used it with bacterial wipes, but nothing stopped the dirt clogging up the ball. I guess this is just a problem with all track ball designs? Hence now they are all laser powered!
All in All
Yes, I would buy it again, the mouse is extremely durable and lasted a long time.
Ah! The wonderful Logitech company, how do they make those funky mouse's! The £25 Logitech "Cordless Mouse," is a diamond of a mouse. Featuring two very helpful buttons for clicking, a wheel button and of course no cable sticking out from it! What you get in the box! ---------------------------- 1 x Cordless mouse! (Phew) 1 x Cordless mouse receiver (Double phew) 1 x PS/2 USB adapter (I advise using your mouse from its PS/2 slot, as if the USB part of your computer stumbles you wont have a mouse to use to fix it!) 1 x Installation disk 1 x Installation manual with pictures 2 x AAA batteries (Required for the cordless bit) It all comes very nicely packaged up. With all the extra rubbish you normally get. One plus is that the box is reusable (I.e. you don't have to trash it to get the stuff out). Installation ------------- Pardon my French, but it's bloody easy to install. Step 1 - Place batteries into Cordless mouse. Step 2 - Plug Mouse into computer. Step 3 - Turn on computer. Step 4 - Make sure mouse is in range of cordless receiver. Step 5 - Press connect button on cordless receiver (Only needed once) Step 6 - Insert installation disk, say yes and no when required. Step 7 - Set wheel button to whatever function you require. Step 8 - Let computer restart if required. Easy! Use ---- This bit is tricky; on the one hand it works just like a normal mouse. You click, you point, and it all works the same. The only difference is the lack of a cable attached to the mouse. Which has never really bugged me anyway. On the other hand you have to make sure you are within range and on the same level as the receiver. Which can some times be annoying. So don't expect to be able to run around the room whilst surfing. It's not going to happen! Looks ------- Looks
wise, funky. They have replaced that boring old white and grey yuk and have now opted for more sensual rings of colour. A good-looking mouse all round. (Never thought I would say that!). Design -------- Nothing revolutionary, it's like most other mice. Suitable for both left and right handed people. Fits snugly in your palm and the buttons fall under your finger nicely. Slightly heavier than cabled mice though, as it's got two AAA batteries in it! Downers ---------- The only bad points about the mouse are; the Cordless part can be a blessing and a curse, it requires batteries and it's slightly heavier than other mouse's. Uppers -------- It's cordless. It looks cool. Can be PS/2 or USB. Easy to install. Summery ----------- Top quality mouse, as you would expect from Logitech. Works absolutely like normal with a bit more freedom. Responsive and accurate, just a shame it requires batteries. Buy one if you like the idea of Cordless mouse, otherwise stick to the old cabled ones! (I'm going too!) :)
I purchased the Logitech Cordless Mouse just before Christmas to go along with my new Apple iMac computer. I was slightly hesitant at the compatibility with the Macintosh platform, but after plugging it in and installing the supplied driver and software I am delighted to say I have not had one problem with it. The mouse drivers work with Mac OS 9.x.x but the mouse still functions in Mac OS X (although with reduced customisation and no 'Web Wheel' function) In OS 9 you can use the default settings which allows you to use the Scroll wheel as what I can describe as an 'on screen internet remote control' (Web Wheel as they describe it) it allows you to visit your most common sites, search engines or you can even add other URL's such as ftp:// meaning it's not just limited to accessing websites. The right button was configured as Control+Click. (this is the mac equivalent of a normal windows right click) If you would rather have the buttons perform something else then you can configure any of the 3 buttons to do a keyboard shortcut (combined with a mouse click if you desire) or simulate pressing a function key (could be used to open your most used application) You also have the options to control 'Mouse Tracking' (Speed), 'Double-Click Speed', 'Scrolling Increment' (how much you need to move the scroll wheel to go up and down a page) and 'Smart Move' which snaps the curser to the default button on a save dialogue or alert message. The receiver looks like half an oval with a rounded top and a flat base. It is very small and can be hidden away out of view (mine is behind my iMac) There is a 'connect' button which needs to be pressed when its first used or when you change the batteries. There is also a small connect button on the base of the mouse unit which you must press with the end of a pencil or a paper clip. One of my few negative impressions of this mouse is that
on screen movement is ever-so-slightly jerky compared to the iMacs stock optical mouse. This is barely visible and after a few minutes of use you forget about it. I was very impressed with the feel of the mouse. I am ambidextrous and sometimes I choose to give my right wrist a break - This mouse is designed to fit nicely in both hands. The mouse is quite heavy towards the back (where the batteries are stored) and when you pick up the mouse to transfer it to another part of your mouse pad (when you run out of space) the rear often falls down slightly. The wireless range is more than enough. I can operate my computer upto about 5 meters away from the base unit (which comes with a nice length of cable so you aren't restricted about where you place it on your desk or surrounding shelves) Its entirely possible to change a CD track, increase/decrease or stop and start a movie from my bed. Making this double as a nifty little remote control. the system is not prone to interference, nothing on my desktop gives it any trouble. My mobile phone used to cause trouble with some mice but the only way I could make it interfere with this was to place the mobile directly on top of the it and make a call. When it comes to cleaning and maintaining I have found that typical battery life is around 3-4 months for me, with 2 or 3 hours of use a day on average. Triple AAA batteries can be found pretty cheaply although it is possible to use rechargeables. The ball mechanism is easily accessible on the underside - Just push up a little panel and you have access to the batteries and the rollers for cleaning. There is no locking mechanism if you intend to use these on a work or college network, but then why lock the ball in place when the entire mouse can be taken? Overall a very nice mouse with a comfortable feel and grip. It is very nice to experience wireless mouse use - I could never go back to using a wired mouse now. No more running
over cables or getting tangled. The Scroll wheel and 'Web wheel' function are very useful and although the software for Mac OS X is non existent (at this time) the Mac OS 9 software is straight forward and allows for full customisation.
I love my cordless mouse. With a cluttered desktop, it makes a lot of sense to have a mouse without the trailing wire to get caught up on things, or to knock over that cup of coffee that you really shouldn't have there! I also like the fact that this mouse has a wheel which makes viewing some longer pages on the web useful, or when you are working with a word document. The wheel also acts as an extra button, which you can use to give the wheel extra functionality. The mouse is very reponsive, and hasn't yet had any problems moving around. Being cordless makes it much easier to find a place on my desktop to use it - it doesn't take up so much room. The only real disadvantage I can think of is that the batteries do need replacing occasionally, although you are warned of this on the screen, a little box appears telling you that the batteries are low. This therefore makes the mouse a bit more expensive, as the cost doesn't stop with the purchase.