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This is a review of the Microsoft ready mouse, but it could have easily been a review of my travails with mice, I've been using a mouse I found attached to a computer when I started a new job and after multiple curses and almost to the point of crying when it refused to moved I decided to buy a new mouse and picked the ready mouse.
I bought the mouse for £10 and have been using it for around a month and have wondered why I put up with such rubbish for so long? Not only is the mouse smooth as it goes across my mouse pad but the ergonomic design of the mouse seems to make moving around the screen so much easier. You feel like you're floating above the mouse mat and because the mouse is slightly smaller than other mouse it feels like it's in the ball of the hand rather than pushing the mouse around it feels more like a glide.
The ready mouse comes with a USB connection and my computer installed the drivers without any problems, the lead is long enough to be useable a decent distance from the computer and there is a white wheel for scrolling down web pages and documents etc. The front of the mouse is split into two buttons which take up the whole of the front, they are split by the wheel and a small groove but appear to work as long as you press that side of the mouse front. The general feel of the mouse is light and my three year old can use the mouse without any problems. There is the usual red light sensor at the base of the mouse which allows for gliding across a mat or a smooth surface such as a book cover.
I really can't recommend this product highly enough, it's cheap, works brilliantly and installs without any fuss, its light, compact, a joy to use and makes using the computer slightly easier. If only all Microsoft products were so accommodating!