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When my faithful mouse of many years had given up the ghost and gone to mouse heaven, I saw in the computer shop that progress had also touched mice. The shop-assistant talked me into a cutting edge, battery run mouse whose movement wouldn't be hindered by a cable. Silly me, it had never disturbed me that my mouse was connected with the computer. For the new mouse I'd have to buy batteries which would add to the price, especially as I forgot all the time to switch the thingy off because I wasn't used to doing so. The few times I did switch it off were too much for the mouse, though, and the switch fell off after only three weeks.
So back to the shop where I had no problem giving it back because of the warranty of two years. This time I opted for a Corded Mouse, I had learnt my lesson. I took the cheapest specimen on offer which was the Logitech Corded Mouse M125. It's understandable that mice and other small electronic gadgets are packed in plastic cases to protect them from being broken by customers mauling them, but it's bad that thusly I can't get a feeling for the product I'm buying.
According to Amazon the measurements are as follows: 20,7 x 14,5 x 8 cm ; 181 g. That means for British readers 8,15 x 5.709 x 3.15 in; 6.385 ounces. If this were true, it wouldn't be a mouse but a veritable rat! Ca. 89 x 55 x 36 mm; 65g are more like it, for you 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.3 in; 2.09 ounces (I hope I've got this right, I measured the thingy with a ruler and scales. Do go metric asap, PLEASE!) So it is a mouse after all, but it's smaller than my long-term one I had got used to and too small for my liking. The fingers lie well on the top, the scrolling wheel in the middle can be operated easily. But its body is too small in my opinion. I've never understood why the smaller should be the better when it comes to gadgets. When I bought a new digital camera, I chose a slightly chunky one, I want to hold something in my hands and have a firm grip on it. I'm sure my hand will get used to this Logitech Mouse M125 over time but at the moment I still dislike it. I wonder what craftsmen or builders who've got hands like loo lids because of their jobs do with such a toy.
Everything is easy with it. You plug the USB cable into the laptop USB port and can start using it, no software is necessary. Pull out the cable to the length you need, it works like the cable of a vacuum cleaner, it stays put once you've reached the length you need, if it's blocked, pull at it slightly and then release it, it'll work again. The cable can be stored in a small storage area at the bottom of the mouse should you wish to do so, for example when you travel.
Like all modern mice my mouse rolls smoothly across the surface of my desk, no pad is needed.( The mouse pad firms must all gone bankrupt. What does one do with an old pad? Can it be used for anything else?)
I'm right handed and can't say anything about using the mouse left-handedly, I've read in a review that it's also OK.
My mouse is dark grey with light grey stripes on the side (Logitech call it silver). The mouse can also be bought in white. Amazon sell it for 11.95 GBP. Three years warranty.
This is a fantastic little mouse
Its not only easy to operate but appears hard wearing and looks timeless on your desk.
This type of mouse has been around a number of years which means the technology is old but also tried and tested so nothing should go wrong with this product.
There is a good length cable that comes with the mouse and it will work with USB1 and USB2 devices.You may find the cable isn't quite long enough if your base unit is on the floor but i haven't had any issues
Installation is easy as its plug and play so windows will recognise the device and provide installation and also power.
I love this mouse and its great as a cheap backup gaming is easy with this product
This mouse is a bog standard device that does everything it says on the box
This product is cheap works well and is easy to install
The mouse is also made of hard plastic and is hard wearing definitely worth the money a must look for everyone with a windows based machine who has a spare usb socket
As much as I love using laptops for the convenience and portability of them, one thing that irritates me is the lack of a mouse! I find the trackpads to not be very reliable, especially when I am editing photos or something that requires precise movement of the curser. I therefore decided to look for a cheap mouse to use for these occasional tasks.
I didn't want a wireless mouse as I have owned one before and haven't been very impressed, the signal wasn't very constant, and the curser sometimes jumped from one side of the screen to the other. The other problem is having to replace batteries every few months, which gets tiresome after a while.
The M125 therefore seemed perfect. It is small, lightweight, is used via USB, but the really neat thing about it is that the USB cable actually retracts into the mouse itself! This saves space and reduces messy wires hanging around.
I purchased this mouse from Amazon 2 months ago for £15, and you can probably get it for a similar price, if not lower now.
The cable for the mouse comes in at 27 inches in length. This is just enough length for the cable to reach nicely around your laptop, without too much strain, and without excess cables lying around. The mouse itself has dimensions of 1.9 x 4.3 x 9 inches. Due to the fact that you don't need batteries for the mouse, it weighs only 6.4 ounces, which is really light for a mouse!
The mouse has three buttons and a scroll wheel in the centre. The scroll wheel is sometimes a bit tough to use for scrolling, it doesn't move as easily as other mice I have owned in the past. It is also quite tough to click the third button, which is the scroll wheel itself. This isn't a problem though as it actually prevents you from accidentally clicking whilst scrolling through. The other buttons work perfectly, not too stiff or too loose.
The mouse is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux computers. You don't have to install any software at all. You simply plug the mouse into the USB port and your computer automatically detects it and within about a minute it works!
The mouse is designed for ambidextrous people, which is a bonus, as I am right handed and my boyfriend is left handed, so we can both use it without any problems!
The mouse tracks very well too. It is very accurate and precise. If the computer has a LOT of processes running then it is sometimes a bit slower and choppier, but for normal day to day use, it is very good.
The cord is very easy to pull out, no problems at all with that, and once it has been pulled out, it stays out, and doesn't go shooting back in again! It also retracts very smoothly too back into the body of the mouse. Once it is retracted it is impossible to see, the cord is completely hidden.
I've even used this mouse without a mousepad and it's worked really well. I've used it whilst I've been relaxing on the sofa, and used it on the arm of the sofa, and it still tracked accurately and well!
All in all, this is a great mouse. It's is cheap but it works extremely well for the price you are paying. It would be great for travel, and it fits well into travel laptop bags. Really recommended.