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For a portable mouse to use with your laptop you could do a lot worse than the logitech m235. The mouse is compact meaning it easily fits into your laptop bag and the fact that it's wireless means it's easy to use and won't get tangled bringing the entire contents of your laptop bag with it when you take it out.
The small size of the mouse means it can be uncomfortable when used for long periods of time, if using at a permanent desk a large mouse may be preferred. While the mouse is responsive the lack of extra buttons or scalable dps means it's not an ideal mouse for gaming with but it is miles better than trying to use a track pad. For every day uses like word processing and web browsing it should do the job perfectly though.
The mouse seems to last a long time with decent batteries in it but seperate batteries do add to the running cost so keep that in mind, a rechargeable mouse is preferable if you are using it frequently but they tend to come with an added price tag too.
All in all this is a great travel mouse but at a permanent workspace or if you are a gamer I recommend a larger mouse with more features. also at a permanent desk a wired mouse can be much more convent as there is no need to recharge them and the cord is unlikely to get in the way.
The touchpad on my laptop broke and couldn't afford to get it fixed so I neded to buy a wireless mouse in the meantime.
My friend recommended this mouse as being the best available for the best price. I got this for £9.99 from tesco, but I have since seen offers on amazon for even less.
The best thing is it comes in lots of different colours and patterns.
This mouse is lightweight and ergonomically well designed and contoured, so it puts no strain on your wrist. It works whether you use it on a mouse mat or just a normal surface.
It runs on just 2 x AA batteries. I have had this for about 6 months now, and use it every day, for hours at a time and I still have not had to change the batteries.
It connects to the laptop by USB and is incredibly easy to set up and install. The instructions provided make the process very simple.
The only downside is that it is very sensitive, even the slightest movement on the scroll bar moves the mouse out of control, which can be very frustrating. Once you have gotten used to this, it is better than other products.
This model of Logitech Mouse was bundled with a recent Laptop purchase and is always a good option for those who don't like using a touch pad.
You receive a very small USB 'dongle' receiver with the mouse which acts as the interface into your computer or, laptop.
The dongle is tiny, when plugged in it sticks out just a few millimetres. This is important when using a laptop as a) you can't knock it and break it (or your laptop usb interface) and b) it can stay installed even when the laptop is in a carry case.
So, installation was easy. Just plug and play. At first I wondered if the Laptop's built-in Bluetooth adapter would pick up the mouse, but it didn't. It may still be possible to do that, but to be honest the dongle is so small that it's not really a problem. If you are limited to available usb ports though, it may be worth trying harder than I did to make things work.
Installation (Windows 7) was very straight forward and didn't need a driver disc installing. I felt the mouse was a little too responsive at first, so just tweaked the controls via control panel for a slower response.
The mouse isn't over-large, it's perfect for smaller hands - but just as useable for adults. It feels good and is designed well. Long periods of use shouldn't be an issue and it works on any flat(ish) surface as its uses infra red under the mouse to sense movement. The arm of a sofa works pretty well to be honest!
Overall, a great product of very high quality from Logitech.
I have always preferred having a wireless optical mouse for use with my laptop. One of the reasons for this is that the USB ports are on the left side of the laptop - I am right handed. I also just find it a lot easier, with no hassle of having tangled wires each time I turn the laptop on for use. In the past i have leaned towards Microsoft mice, but this time I opted for the Logitech M235 wireless mouse for a bit of a change. The M235 does have a few similarities to previous mice I have owned, but it is a smart mouse in its own right, so I won't make comparisons.
The M235 has a dark grey main body with silver areas for the rubber side grips and top of the mouse where the buttons are located. There is a scrolling wheel in the centre of the two main buttons for easy scrolling, and also a battery indicator just behind the wheel. As the M235 is an optical mouse it has the versatility of working on most surfaces. I say this because I find some surfaces aren't as kind as others to the effectiveness of the mouse. I find that really shiny surfaces are not always the best, I usually use a mousemat as I can assure this will be a clean surface. This mouse also has an on/off switch which I havn't come across on a mouse before. It requires a single AA battery, and the on/off switch means you don't have to remove the USB connector each time you finish using it.
The mouse is very comfortable in my hand, which is very important when you are using it for prolonged periods of time. Another key factor for me when choosing a mouse is that it is accurate - the M235 fits this criteria perfectly. There are no really fancy features or gimmicks with this product, but if you are looking for a reliable wireless mouse there is no denying the quality of the M235. A final important factor to take into consideration with this mouse is that it is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and 7, along with Linux Kernal 2.6 or later and Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later. I think this covers most of the modern versions of computer and I am struggling to find anything remotely negative about the Logitech M235. I am therefore in no doubt that the pricetag of around £20 is very reasonable indeed - why look elsewhere for your next wireless mouse?