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Over the years we have had a few standard wired computer mice. Each in turn has died a death, despite all the usual 'take it to pieces, clean the ball inside, change the mousemat' remedies. With the last one, it was working but ohhhh soooo slowly - this unfortunately coincided with everyone in the family having some urgent report to write / homework to do / etc. etc. - so in exasperation my husband stomped off to get another one ....
"Get a wireless one" I said.
"Get a Logitech one" I said.
I work in IT and colleagues had recommended Logitech, so I was pretty adamant on that score.
Husband arrived home : "They'd sold out of the Logitech ones so I got this". Grrr. But to be honest anything was better than the almost-dead one, so decided to give it a go.
It was a Bush mouse (can't remember the model). Well, what can I say? It felt flimsy, it was big and clunky, it seemed to tip my wrist to a funny angle, and none of us liked it much at all. Fortunately, it soon developed a fault whereby it kept needing to be reset - I say fortunately because this meant we could take it back and replace it with the now-in-stock Logitech M215.
The information on the Bush mouse is really to show the comparison. I have to say the M215 was a dream from the start.
* It has a pleasing matt finish and is perfectly contoured so it fits my hand really comfortably
* Both buttons and the scroll wheel are easy and comfortable to use
* Uses single AA battery - the sort most folk usually have in
* Set-up could not have been simpler - battery in, switch mouse on, plug in the tiny USB nano receiver
* On-off switch allows you to turn off when not in use, saving battery
* Control is nicely responsive
* Easy to move from one computer to another
* There's a storage space for the nano receiver inside the mouse, so you don't lose it in transit
* A button releases the battery door making access easy
The only warning I would mention is that if you forget how to open the battery door, it can fox you for a while - well, it had me stumped, until I found the instructions!
I mentioned I work in IT - so have used a lot of mice at work as well as at home, and this is my all-time favourite. If, like me, you spend a lot of hours on a computer, the comfort of a mouse is quite important really. This one does have a lot of little nice-to-have features too. I really, truly can't fault it in any way.
Price-wise - I think it's available around the £15 mark. Bargain!
I had to replace my Dell mouse some time ago, as after many years of excellent and faithful service, the cursor had randomly started shooting off in all directions . I tried cleaning the mouse, and changing the mousemat, but soon I had to face the fact that it was on it's last legs .
I decided the time was right to upgrade from my wired mouse to a wireless one - with my boyfriend being left handed whilst I'm right handed, a lack of cabling would make switcing this from one side of the desk to another much simpler . And, when I spotted this M215 Logitech Mouse at just under £!3, I was sold .
There were a number of things that attracted me to this mouse . First, the brand name . Logitech is a brand I've used many times - for microphones and webcams in particular - and I felt I could rely on them to deiver a quality product . The second thing that really attracted me, was that unlike in the picture above, my mouse was a really rather fetching dark red colour, with some black accenting .
Included with the mouse was a wireless reciever that plugs into the back of your PC . This is the part that recieves the signals from your mouse, enabling it to move the cursor around . Also included is one Duracell AA battery to power the mouse .
Setting the mouse up is simple - pop in the battery, pop the cover back on, plug in the wireless reciever, give your computer a few seconds to recognise the new device, and then you're up and running, all within a matter of minutes .
The mouse itself is very comfortable to hold, a nice curved soft shape, with no rubbery bits of decoration that will only get dirty . It has just two buttons, left and right click, and a scrolling wheel . The wheel is slightly rubberised for a good grip, and is just the slightest bit notchy in it's movement. There is a small on off switch at the base, and turning the mouse off when not in use greatly increased battery life .
The mouse moves well across the desktop, and is very fast and responsive . It is very easy to click on items, scroll up and down pages, and to select parts of a text .
All in all, I think this is a good little mouse - nice looking, responsive, and no cables to mess with . The one downside is the batteries, which I find need replacing at least once every three or four weeks . This isn't really much of an issue though, and I would recommend this mouse to anyone .
Ever since I changed from using standard PC's to laptops my time spend gaming has decreased rapidly due in part to the awkwardness of using the touch pad. Yes it works for some games but the types I prefer to play including strategy and first person shooters its not ideal at all and causes frustration and basically ruins the gaming experience. So recently I decided to invest in a wireless mouse to remedy this issue and armed with a wealth of positive experience using Logitech products this is the device I went for.
And yet again Logitech has given me nothing but a good, professional experience and a reasonably priced well made product increasing my loyalty to the company tenfold. The mouse comes in a stylish simply black with a small white logo on the base and the standard three buttons (left, right and the roller). Also included is the USB wireless adaptor if required. It runs at 2.4ghz on the wireless which means very little to most people but in basic terms it means that's it's a very responsive mouse with a decent range and I certainly have had no issues so far with it loosing connection or feeling the wireless is "lagging". From the moment I connected it to the last use it has been nigh on perfect.
All that is required is one AA battery which is kindly included and this will last hours upon end. I would say a good quality battery will last easily in excess of twenty four hours use providing you switch it off and on correctly.
One thing I had to get used to was how light it was and I am used to using old style mousse which are far heavier. Its not an issue but something I definitely had to get used it.
Its simple to set up, offers great responsiveness and reliability as well as being from a trusted brand. At £20 its far better to invest in this than buying inferior products and having to replace them. Logitech can always be trusted to deliver the goods and yet again they have this time with a mouse that comes highly recomended
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A compact, reliable mouse offers simple setup, 2.4 GHz wireless, and more comfort and control than a touchpad.