Computer peripherals in the modern day come in all shapes and sizes, and from many independent manufacturers. A lot of consumers take a side-step away from these and tend to stick with a well-known brand name, even if this is more costly. But, as I have recently re-built my desktop computer, I have found the costs of trying out unknown and cheaper parts and peripherals has literally, paid off. This is a perfect example, a corded optical mouse from a brand I had never heard off. Here are my thoughts on this USB Optical Mouse from Nexons (iiView).
--A Raving Neon Rodent...--
I'm a sucker for everyday items that look more bright and fun than usual, so whilst browsing for a new optical mouse, the glowing colours that this mouse produces initially draw me in. My previous dell mouse was as dull as ditch-water, and had became unreliable so it was the first part to get replaced. After looking at the stats and prices, it seemed to be worth a punt on purchasing this mouse. I had never heard of Nexons or iiView (Identical product under two different brand names) before, so wasn't expecting much, but I'm quite pleased with the chance I took.
Budget priced computer mice are abundant on sites like Amazon, but few look any good compared to the big brand makes like Microsoft, Apple or HP. This stood out from the others, and certainly looked a little different. The mouse itself is slightly smaller than a regular standard mouse, but not the size of a mini-mouse. It's about 9cm x 5 1/2cm with a cord length of about a metre. It plugs straight into any USB socket and doesn't require any drivers.
--Cost and Packaging--
No costly flash-branded packaging here, it comes in a simple bubble-wrap bag in an padded envelope. Safe, simple and sound. It comes with a simple leaflet for the very basic installation of, erm, plugging it into the computer. Anything electronic costing less than £3 is always going to raise suspicious of quality, but at £2.99, I feel you can't really complain even if it only lasts a month. Thankfully, this is not the case and it will last as long as you don't bang nails in with it. It's available from Amazon from various suppliers, but the price can vary with each one. Look for the lowest price as it is exactly the same mouse.
--Design and Performance--
The outward shape and design of this mouse, whilst not ergonomic, is comfortable the easy to handle. It does feel small in the hand if after using a full sized mouse however, so that takes a little getting used to. The buttons are big enough, give a satisfying click when pressed and incorporate the scroll-wheel nicely. The overall general responsiveness of the buttons and the optical sensor are good, and works on a variety of surfaces. As mentioned before the works straight away without drivers on Windows 7/XP2, but like many USB devices, it can go missing now and then. A reboot sorts this out. The cord is quite a thin gauge, so may be something to watch out for, not too pull it hard or snag on other objects. Finally, due to the very low cost, the whole unit has very little weight to it, so some people may hate this. Personally, I don't mind the weight of any given mouse, so this is not a problem for me.
Performing as an average budget mouse should, things are satisfactory but it's the looks that I really like. It has a black and clear plastic shell, on top of a black plastic base. This lets the light of the red optical sensor shine through, and by adding a blue LED under the scroll-wheel, we get a Red/Blue/Purple glowing, rather tripping-out mouse indeed. With the added retro aspect of showing the insides, it's a neat looking cheese-muncher indeed, and whilst it my not have the ultimate precision of an expensive Jerry, it makes up for it with more interesting funky look. If you have a LED backlit keyboard, it would make a good partner for it. Looks brilliant in the dark too!
For a price as cheap as this, you get what you pay for in the performance department. The mouse works well enough without major issues, maybe not pin-point but good enough for general use. (Maybe not for photo-editing software... etc) This is predictable, but I feel you can't really go wrong with it's compact size and cheeky funky looks. It's not going to last a long time I would think, but should be adequate for a good year or so. Certainly brightens up the computer desk somewhat too. Cheap and a bit of a novelty, good for a backup too and not as bad a little squeaker as the price would hint too.
Thanks for Reading. © Novabug
I won several prizes in the 10 Days of Dooyoo competition, which was very exciting, and received them over the Christmas holidays! Included were several pink items - clearly Dooyoo know me well! One of these was a Nexons USB Optical Mouse.
To be honest, my first reaction when seeing this product was "hmm, I've already got an optical mouse". Then I realised I had hardly used it, and wondered what I would do with this one. My older mouse also had an advantage in that it was cordless, whereas this one had a long white cord.
The mouse came simply packaged in a small white cardboard box and some bubble wrap. I plugged the mouse into my computer and found that it installed automatically and was ready to use after a few seconds. I didn't have to install any software. The mouse lit up with a sort of blue light, which was very pretty, especially in the dark!
Some reviewers on Amazon have commented that the USB cord is too long. However, it's worked out very well for me. I'm right-handed so need to have the mouse on the right side, but the USB port on the right side of my laptop is broken. Having a long cord means that I can plug it into the left hand side of my laptop with no problems.
The mouse is easy to use on any surface, including soft surfaces or tables. It is very responsive and I haven't experienced any problems. Using it has made me realise why I stopped using my other mouse - it had stopped being responsive and was very difficult to use on some surfaces. I don't know if that was because of the signal, with it being a wireless mouse, but this one performs much better in that department.
In addition to the usual two buttons, the mouse also has a scrolling wheel which means you can scroll down pages very quickly. I haven't had any problems with this.
I've only been using the mouse for a week, so obviously I can't comment on it's longevity. I would wait to write my review, but there's not much point writing a review on the mouse six months down the line if it has been discontinued. I will update my review if the mouse does break.
This pink Nexons USB Optical Mouse is available from Amazon for £5.99, which is a really good price. There is also a black version available, pictured above, which retails for £4.99. This is a great little mouse and I do recommend it. It's basic and doesn't have any special features to speak of, but hey, it's a mouse, what more do you want!
I admit to being someone who loves big brand names on items I purchase and with a mouse for a computer I usually settle for Logitech but when on Amazon recently I found a mouse which was similar to a mouse I had already.
I was having trouble with the connection on the mouse so I went for the Nexons USB optical mouse.
The mouse itself is in black and the cable it is provided with is 1.5m which is very long compared to my current mouse I have got and it was a bargain at £3.99.
When I got it home I found it was a plug and play which means you plug in the USB connection it is provided with and then within a few moments the actual product works straight away which is always a good thing and drivers to install items gets on my neves at the best of times.
You have two buttons on the mouse and the scroll wheel which is in the centre can be used as a third button but I use that part to scroll through various webpages which can sometimes take forever to read through.
The good part about this mouse is that it works on the optical part which means LEDs control the movement and not the horrible trackball which I used to hate so much so this is the opposite to that sort of mouse.
I have found the feel of the mouse very useful to me because my fingers seem to fit perfectly on the buttons and the middle finger looks good on the scroll control and I am not a big fan of the scroll control in the middle but overall it is not to bad and it does feel very good and I have not experienced any freezing on the product either.
The LED light display which is in the middle of the mouse can become annoying I found it very quick at changing the colours and although I have a mouse like that currently it is not as bright as this mouse and it was something you would notice reflecting off other items on the desk so it was annoying.
The mouse sometimes will stop and when I say stop it will stop completely. You can be sat using the mouse to move over items on the internet and it freezes so I check the laptop mouse and it works fine so you know it is the mouse itself. Then at other times the colours dim down and light back up and this happens far to often for my liking.
I admit the cable length is fantastic and not to long either where you have to wrap it around various items to use the product but in my view the way it stops and the lights keep on working and then going off this cheap mouse I would have hoped would have been a more satisfactory purchase.
Nexons USB Optical Mouse
We bought a couple of these mice together for the various computers in our house, one a PC and the other a laptop. We picked them up on Ebay for only £3.00 (£2.00 less than on Amazon) brand new.
The mouse is the usual appearance in a black colour with a scroll wheel in the centre and a clear strip around the side which lights up with red and blue LED's when the mouse is in use. The size of the mouse is just under average though perfect for the average hand size.
Installing on your computer couldn't be simpler. Just plug the mouse in and Bob's your uncle! The computer recognises it straight away. The mouse works with all systems including those supporting Vista/7, Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP, Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later. The lead of the mouse is an average length of 1.5m.
The mouse runs really well...to begin with.
We had no problems at first. The mouse was easy and comfortable to use and did not fall out of the system at all like our old mouse did. The scroll wheel is smooth and easy to use either as a wheel or a third button and the LED lights worked a treat. The only thing I found with the lights was that even after the computer is turned off, as long as the mouse is still connected, the lights still shine. This happened on our PC - I never found out if it happened on the laptop as we unplugged it naturally after use.
After a few months both mice stopped working.
At first we found some small problems with the mice falling out of the computer (I do not mean literally - I mean it was still plugged in and not registering). The mice would come back after we unplugged it and put it back in though soon the LED lights stopped and then both ice went down around the same time! This is not something you expect to happen in such a short time - and with BOTH the mice at the same time after purchasing them new! Obviously this is a fault in the actual model and not one particular mouse.
If you want a mouse for a few months only then this mouse is a good one for that time period. If you want a mouse that will last you then look else where!
I went for style over substance when I bought the Nexons mouse, and it gave me exactly what I asked for. Unfortunately, that shouldn't really have been what I wanted.
I built my PC from recycled parts. Not from scratch, but I got an old PC tower from a university ready to throw them out, I received a broken monitor from work, a free PC mouse and a free keyboard, both from different places. For that reason, this little PC, though it's lasting me well, has never been a top quality computer. For that reason, when my ancient PC mouse broke, and I decided to make my first actual purchase, I wasn't looking for anything top of the range.
The Nexons USB mouse was cheap. A very reasonable price, in fact, and I knew it would be plug and play so I was happy with it from the start. It sold itself to me, though, with the lights. Red and blue LEDs promised a bit of colour to my junkyard PC, and I wasn't going to say no.
As expected, the mouse worked straight from the box. A small mouse, probably more suited to laptops than to PCs, it felt comfortable to hold, and moulded well to my palm with flat sides for an overall good feel. It didn't feel like a top quality build, but I hadn't expected that.
What I had expected, though, was for the mouse to last more than a few months. It might not have been expensive, but I was extremely careful with it, so when it started malfunctioning after just over a month, I was disappointed. After malfunctioning for a while, it gave up completely. The LEDs (which, I'll admit, were just as cool as I'd hoped) still flicker on and off, more quickly than they used to, but though occasionally my cursor will flick around the screen a little, the mouse is to be rendered completely incapable.
I've now taken to a Logitech mouse, given to me by a friend, and it works fine. My junkyard PC doesn't need cheap - it gets on perfectly well with free - and the mouse wasn't worth the money.
When I use my laptop for long lengths of time for speed and ease I prefer to use a separate mouse instead of the built in mouse that come on the laptop.
When picking the mouse I wanted to make sure that it was something that I did not spend a lot of money on as it something that I would not use daily, so I spent £4.99 and purchased a Nexus USB Optical Mouse.
The Nexus USB Optical Mouse is easy to connect to any laptop with a USB port and it has an 800 DPI high resolution optical mouse. Then mouse comes with the two standard buttons and it also has a wheel button in between both buttons so that you can scroll with your mouse without actually moving it, which I find a lot easier to use.
The great thing about this mouse is that it does not require having any drivers installed onto the computer you want to use it on. You can plug the mouse into your computer and be able to use it straight away.
I love the red and blue lights that come on the mouse it makes the mouse look a lot more attractive than just a standard black mouse, although they can be distracting.
The mouse is the perfect size and it is shaped so that it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The mouse glides perfectly over the mouse mat as it has an optical mouse, so you do not have to worry about the mouse clogging us with dust and not working to its maximum potential.
This is a mouse that does everything that you need it to do and with the small price tag you will not be disappointed, if you are expecting a top of the range mouse to use everyday, this is not the mouse for you.
The biggest disadvantage that this mouse has is that it has a very long cable at 1.5m long, which is a little too long if you opt to use the mouse with a laptop. If you pick to use the mouse with your desktop it is perfect.
I've never got on with laptop touch pads and have always preferred to use a mouse. When I bought my laptop I thought I would just unplug the wireless mouse from my PC and use that, but it quickly became apparent that I obviously hadn't thought that plan through...
My PC mouse is an old style wireless one where instead of working from a USB stick, it has a sort of reception island thing (I'm sorry if it has a proper name I can't remember it!) on a short wire which is almost as big as the mouse itself. This proved very impractical with a laptop so I decided to buy another mouse.
I simply went to Amazon, typed in mouse and the Nexons optical mouse was what came up, so I ordered it. I can't say I put a huge amount of thought (if any) into the purchase.
The mouse itself is black with a clear sort of 'window' around the side and clear scroll wheel. The reason these are clear is that inside the mouse are blue and red LED's which light up when the mouse is plugged in.
I'd say the mouse is slightly smaller in size than a standard mouse. It's certainly smaller than the Dell mouse I use with my PC anyway as well as being smaller than my mouse at work. It's not a problem for me as I have really tiny hands, but maybe if you had larger hands you might find it's a little too small.
When it came to using this, I found it was simply a case of 'plug and play'. When you plug it into your PC or laptop it begins working straightaway and there are no drivers or other software to install. The mouse connects via a USB cable and it is a wired mouse rather than wireless. The wire is a decent length at 1.5m, but not so long that there is lots of overhang when using it with a laptop.
The mouse is optical, therefore works with an LED rather than a trackball. I prefer this as we still use trackball mouses at work and I find them a nightmare - frequently sticking and getting full of dust.
When using this I find that it's comfortable in my hand and the shiny plastic isn't at all slippery to hold. It is very responsive and meets all my needs. I have never found it to freeze or get stuck or anything like that. The scroll wheel is smooth, although it does make a slight clicking noise which I found annoying at first but it doesn't bother me now so I guess I've got used to it.
The most irritating thing about this mouse for me, is the LED light up part. When I first saw the lights I thought the combination of red and blue looked quite pretty but now I find them really annoying...
First issue is that I find them distracting. The lights change colour randomly and fairly frequently, which means I often catch them out of the corner of my eye which gets sounds like nothing but gets annoying after a while. The second issue is just that they cannot be turned off. Even when I put my laptop in sleep mode the mouse lights remain on, although I have noticed they all change to blue. I know LED's don't use a huge amount of energy, but really it still seems a waste to me and I would like the option to be able to turn them off.
I had actually owned this mouse for around two months when, last week, it suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason. Now when I plug it in the LED's will sometimes flicker but it will no longer respond, which is really disappointing, because although it was cheap, I still would have expected it to last much longer than a couple of months.
I bought this from Amazon for £4.99. I have also seen versions with either silver or pink casing.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS 8.6 or above
Until it stopped working, I would have said that this was an OK mouse. It was responsive and did everything I needed in a mouse, but I found that the LED lights were really annoying and I would have liked the option to turn them off. The fact that it died a death so quickly is also an annoyance and therefore I could only give it two stars and would not recommend it.