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I wanted a red mouse and I got one... well it's more of a maroon than a red, but it still goes nicely with my red Ikea computer table. The Speedlink Snappy Smart Mobile mouse is a wired mouse. I was so fed up using problematic wireless computer mice that I decided this time to go back to wired. And the actual wire, at 1.2m in length, is just the right length and thickness in my opinion. It's not too long and thin so that it keeps on getting tangled up and not too thick to inhibit your movement.
The design is stylish without going overboard. The top surface is maroon and the base is black. These are separated by a silvery grey swoosh line that goes all the way round. The maroon surface is very slightly transparent so that the red light glows beneath the surface at certain points which produces a nice effect without being too flashy. On the base are four tiny circular feet that stand the mouse about 2mm above whatever surface you use. I use the mouse on a smooth white laminated table surface, but it seems to work just as well on top of a book, patterned wood or reflective metal.
The mouse has the three basic buttons: left, right and the wheel that separates them. The latter can be used for scrolling up and down without the need to click on a side bar and by pressing the wheel button you can quickly skim to the top or bottom of a web page or skim across horizontally. I know there are mice with extra buttons and extra fancy features or gimmicks, but these 3 main buttons are all I use so I'm happy not to be bundled with any useless extras.
The mouse is very easy to install with its plug and play mechanism. It only takes a few seconds to set up and there's no messing around with CDs or pop up windows. I use it mainly with my laptop where it is plugged in to one of the USB ports.
The Speedlink Snappy Smart Mobile Mouse is ergonomically sound and fits comfortably into my medium sized palm. It's ideal for laptops or notebooks and can be used by both right and left hand users. I've not had any issues with it when using it for prolonged periods of time. Most of all, the accuracy of its 800DPI sensor is spot on and provides smooth precision scanning. The mouse 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.
The Speedlink Snappy Smart Mobile Mouse only cost me £7 via Amazon four months ago. Why fork out £20 to £30 for a computer mouse when you can be happy with a Snappy?