Product Type: Logitech mice & trackballs
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Logitech Cordless Mouse
Member Name: Coffeetiere
Logitech Cordless Mouse
Date: 16/08/12, updated on 16/08/12 (84 review reads)
Advantages: Durable and long living
Disadvantages: Track ball collects dirt
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.
Summary: Well worth the money
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