I had a wireless mouse and keyboard set up with my laptop, while it was plugged into my internet tv as I was using the tv as a monitor. Then the batteries kept going on the mouse, then after putting rechargable ones in there i had a problem with the drivers.
I hate wasting time messing around so i just bought a standard wired mouse, I had to go to Tesco, and the only one they had at a reasonable price was this Technika Wired Optical Mouse.
It cost just over £5, which I thought was overpriced for a standard mouse and should have been about £3.
The mouse plugs into the USB and you should be able to just use it straight away (no downloading of srivers or recharging batteries), it is left and right clickable and there is a handy centre scroll wheel that lights up red ( on my one ).
This wheel lights up every time you click it or move the the mouse and sometimes just flashes, I'm not really sure what it does, but the actual wheel is useful as you can just whizz down through pages instead of looking for the thing at the side of the webpage to click on.
I have bought an extension lead and am using that by just running it along the side of the wall on the carpet, I unplug it when I move thing around. The lead on th emouse is just enough to use with the actual laptop/pc you are using but no more.
It's an okay wired mouse, but there are lots out there. It hasn't gone wrong in over a year, but there isnt much to go wrong with a wired mouse and that is why you buy one. I think the wire is a bit flimsy, but apart from that it is doing its job.
PS I had mild headache and some eye pain while writing this so did not feel as postive toward this mouse as i might otherwise.
I can not fault this mouse, i've been using it for over 2 years, i follow the 'if i isn't broke, don't fix it' way of living, so i expect to be using this mouse for a very long time - I purchased this mouse because it was cheap, no other reason, it was around £3/£4, it comes with a standard USB 2.0 connection, has a scroll wheel, right and left click and uses an LED light to track your movements.
The mouse itself is comfortable in the hand, it has a lovely soft plastic covering, the scroll wheel is reliable and has a perfect sensitivity, scrolling through web pages is a natural experience, the timing is spot on - The LED tracker is also very good, as you don't have a ball you don't need to use a mousepad, this can be used on surfaces such as carpet or bedding and it works perfectly well.
The clicking noise is not loud, i notice some mouses have an incredibly annoying click, this mouse has a very soft click, it won't annoy people, the wire is around 1.5 metres long, which is an ideal length in my opinion, not too long and not too short.
The design and pattern is sublime, i like simplicity when it comes to things like Mouses, Keyboards etc, less is most definitely more, the black and silver casing is simple yet looks modern and i just love it, i couldn't fault this mouse at all.
5 out of 5 from me
Last September something rather bad happened to me - my PC decided to catastrophically fail in every single way. Graphics card, motherboard, sound card, the lot! As it happens my Dad had a spare laptop lying around which helped me enormously; and is in fact the very laptop I'm using right now to write this review. However while adjusting to this change I had one big issue. I really didn't like the touchpad mouse; I felt it was odd and not as responsive or as solid as an ordinary mouse. Also whenever I'm typing, when my left hand goes a bit too far to the right, the pad decides to take my writings to weird and wonderful places.
So to combat this I took the mouse from my old PC - this Technika Optical Mouse. I must admit I have never heard of Technika before so I can't say anything about how good or bad their other products are. Regardless of those, this mouse is actually great to use, feeling solid yet light in your hand. You just plug in the mouse via a USB slot and instantly the mouse is picked up and you're away! I like how there's no setup - it's not even 'straight out of the box', there's no box at all here! There's a little blue light to the left of the mouse that comes on when you have it plugged in which is a nice little touch.
It has everything you could really need from a standard mouse - fully functional left and right buttons and wheel for scrolling down those long Internet pages. The wheel is actually the only thing that doesn't feel right here. Whenever I'm scrolling down it occasionally just goes back up for no apparent reason. I didn't do it, so I've no idea why the mouse has decided to go out on a limb and decide that I want to go up instead!
Other than this minor technical issue (and really, I hardly use the wheel anyway. I prefer using the sidebars) the mouse is actually all I could ever want from a mouse. This has served me well for several years and I've no doubt that it will be last me for several more without any issues. I really do hope that it doesn't end up like the rest of my computer - in the shadows at the back of my clothes cupboard!
Some of the Technika range can be a bit dodgy, whereas some of it is really good value for money. This optical mouse is one of the better products from the Tesco electronics range.
This mouse is an optical mouse, rather than the old style "ball" mouse. This means that there is a small light on the bottom of the mouse which tracks your movement, rather than the traditional ones where the ball revolves when you move it. This means that you no longer have to clean the ball when it gets dirty!
The mouse itself cost about £5 from my local Tesco's store, which is much cheaper than other branded models. It came in quite a large box for the size of the mouse, but inside was the mouse, some literature and a driver CD. As I knew the CD wouldn't be needed as it is only a mouse, I plugged the mouse into my computer via the USB cable. The computer quickly installed its own driver and then the mouse was operational. Really quick and really easy. If your having troubles with you mouse not working, have a look at the light on the bottom, if it is not on then there will be a problem with your connection or setup and you may have to use the CD.
I have had the mouse for about 2 years now and I have not had any problems with it since purchase. All the buttons still work fine and the scroll wheel still does its job. I do find that the small plastic gripper pads on the bottom collect dirt and dust quite quickly and so need to be cleaned off. Apart from that the mouse is still perfect.
It has beaten my expectations greatly and I can highly recommend it. It may be a cheap brand but it acts and works like a more expensive brand and is just as good as other brands I have used. If you are in need of a new mouse then I would recommend this one. I would give it 5/5 as it brilliant value for money.
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Although I use a laptop, I really dislike using the mouse on the board. Maybe it is the years of using a stand alone mouse. For this reason I have always used a USB mouse to navigate myself around the screen. Sadly last week my mouse died, and after its burial in our kitchen bin, it was time to get a new one.
Off to Tesco I went and had a quick look at the ones on offer. The two that caught my eye were from Technika. The wireless and wired option. I opted for the wired one. I also had the option of Mini or Standard, and took the mini. The model no is H16MRM.
It is a black mouse with a scroll facility in the centre. This illuminates blue. It also has Technika across the front, similar to the one above. It has like what I would describe as a 'velvety plastic' feel to it. It is quite small and would fit in the centre of my palm and is CE standard. It s also retractable. I have found it an extreme pleasure to use.
As with most modern day operating systems, you do not need to install any software. It was a simple, plug and play. The mouse is also adaptable (like most) to left and right handed people, via the properties tab in the control panel.
One aspect I do like is the fact it retracts and this saves having even more wires around the desk. At a mere £6.47 (plus clubcard points) I think this mouse can be highly recommended. Mine came in a bright green box, with instruction manual. It weighs in at a mere 60g and is suitable for USB1.1 or higher and has a resolution of 800dpi.
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Technika Wired Optical Mouse
I thought it was about time I'd treat my compter to a new mouse, the one I had was worn and shabby looking and whilst shopping in Tesco's I came across a cheap stylish looking mouse that would do the job. I bought a Technika Wired Optical Mouse for £4.97 which is cheap enough for anyone to afford.
The style of the mouse is silver and black much like the mouse I have just replaced as it matches my computer screen. It has a curved middle where your thumb sits nicely whilst manovering the mouse around and the ball of your hand fits snuggly onto the bulbous end of the mouse.
It's very comfortable to sit with in your hand whilst browsing around the net.
There is a scroll button in the middle of the mouse at the top situated between the two click buttons. this is simply to use when scrolling down internet pages for easy reading of the sites page.
The buttons at the top are easy to press with the left button used for clicking on web page buttons and opening pages on the web the right click is used for copying and pasting.
They both funtion with ease and make a little clicking noise when used. They are situated in a good place for the fingers to navigate when your using the mouse.
This is a basic mouse at a basic price, it is a plug and play which needs no computer discs or programmes to run it. You just plug it into your computer and the new hardware button should just pop up for you to install. Once its installed on to your computer you may have to switch your computer off for and on again for the mouse to work, then its installed and away you go browsing around with the white arrow displayed from the mouse onto the computer screen.
It doesn't need batteries and just plugs into your computer via a USB lead which is attached to the other end of the mouse wire, simple and easy to use.
It can be used with a laptop of computer desktop as it is compatable with both which is good value for money.
Although it's not a wireless mouse it does the job just as well, its basic and comfortable to use. I am happy with my purchase.
The size of the mouse is about five inches long which is perfect for me as it fits in my hand and I can rest my hand on it whilst using it.
The mouse glides easily on my mouse mat and it lights up undeneath to show you its working but advises not to stare at the light as it has a lazer control built in, this makes it easy for gliding around the mouse mat and is better and faster than having the old ball style mouse.
Altogether I am happy with my new mouse, it may not be top of the range or a wireless mouse but it suits me fine and is working nicely.
I'd recommend it to you if your looking for a replacement that is cheap to buy and works satisfactory.
This is a really good mouse all round. It is popular if a little bit ubiquitous. It has a stylish, very ergonomic design and that fact that it is black means that it doesn't show any dirt whatsoever, so unless it starts to malfunction, which I've never found to occur yet, it very rarely needs cleaning.
It matches most desktop set ups, keyboards and the like, and is extremely responsive and economical. Its battery life is very impressive and is ideal for gamers. Its wired USB interface and optical mode is extremely popular and compatible with pretty much anything you'd care to plug it into. It's plug and play too so there isn't any need to install the software or input drivers or anything silly like that.
This is a very standard, very straight forward optical, practical mouse that is well worth the money and extremely robust ,as well as lasting for a long time and rarely running out of batteries. It takes Double A batteries like most mice and they never fall out or rattle around, owing to the mouse's very well tested and strong, tough design.
The wire that it is attached to is made of a good quality plastic compound meaning that it is highly unlikely to fray or damage and it doesn't bunch up and get in the way of the mouse itself. I've had problems of that kind with mice before and thankfully this one has no such trouble, or any trouble for that matter.
I am unable to fault this item in any way, and unless you're some kind of visual artist who requires intensely high amounts of dexterity, you can't really do any better than this simple, functional interface item. I couldn't recommend the Technika Wired Optical Mouse more strongly, because we all know that a wireless capacity isn't really necessary.