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I've had this mouse for a while now and I enjoy using it so I thought it was about time I got around to review it. Especially as I often have my hand on it while reading reviews on here!
As I mentioned, I use it a lot at my desk computer and often hold it even when I'm not clicking. This is because it has a curvy and very ergonomic design which fits my hand well (I would say I have medium girl hands). My (big man handed boyfriend) also finds this mouse really easy and comfortable to use too though. I think it is a nice size and while it is fairly compact, it is not as small as some of the USB mouse I've seen which are so small that it becomes tricky to press buttons.
It might sound silly too but this mouse has a nice weight to it in that it feels substantial (but never heavy) in your hand, and it doesn't feel at all like it is plasticcy and cheap - despite the mouse case being made of plastic!
This is a laser mouse and it says this on the bottom of it. I am not too familiar with the different modern mouse technologies but this one is easy to use on most flat surfaces. I regularly use it on a wooden desk covered with a smooth plastic film but it works well where ever it is.
The mouse has the standard buttons on the front and it has a click wheel/scroll. I really like the scroll and it has handy little clicks which you can feel on scroll wheel so you know how far you have scrolled. Helpful to tell you if you've reached the end of a document/website or not. The scroll wheel also gives you the ability to go back/forward by pushing scroll wheel to either side which is very useful for web browsing.
This mouse is wireless and you have to plug a little USB receiver into your computer. Apart from that it is very plug and play. One of the neatest features is that USB receiver can be stored inside the back of the mouse itself which makes it really handy for use on the move/with laptops/for presentations away from its usual home
As it is wireless it needs to be powered by batteries. The battery life (as long as you use good batteries) is very impressive though so this isn't really an issue. I generally get at least 6months from 2 AA's which is what you have to put in. There is a useful light to show you when the batteries are getting weak, but it does still work after a few weeks of this light flashing which is good if you are forgetful like me!
I don't remember how much I paid for this beauty but apparnatly now you can get it for about £27. I think this is a bit pricy really as it is good but that's a lot for a mouse. If I were you I would shop around though as you might make a saving!
Minor points is that the mouse is a cool and fairly neutral black and slightly metallic silver which I think blends in with and fits most desktop set ups. The brand that it is from - Logitech - is also good and has a good reputation which lets you know you're getting good product!
I recently got this mouse from Toys R Us about 1 month ago. I choose it because it was small only priced £19.99 (in a sale) and made by Logitech I like that make it has never let me down. The thing I like most about it is the size of it its only about 10 centimetres the wireless USB receiver is only about 5 if that. The reason I bought it is because I was getting annoyed at my laptops touch pad as it was really small and you cant drag or highlight things and the fact that im a gamer so I really needed a mouse. This was my first laser mouse as well the other ones I've had are the ones that have the big red light at the bottom I think there called optical mouse's.
What comes in the box...
Well you get a package(the really annoying plastic stuff which you cant open unless you use scissors.)
A disc which contains the control panel for the mouse.
The mouse its self
A small pouch so your mouse can sleep nicely without all the dust.
The really small wireless USB receiver
2 AA batteries good for a year apparently
A small instruction booklet telling you how to set it up(its not rocket science its really easy)
All you need to do to set it up is to....
Put the disc in you laptop or PC(not essential but recommended other wise the cursor goes at super speed) and install the software on it
Plug in the USB receiver
Put the batteries you got with the mouse into it by pressing the small button under where the USB receiver is stored it should pop open the top of the mouse and the batteries just slip into place.
Turn the mouse on.
Then away you go
I would definitely recommend this mouse to anyone who has a laptop or PC that's just wants a mouse that works is wireless and small that can be easily transported in the small pouch you get with it.