I stupidly spilt half a can of Coke on my laptop not long ago after a drunken night on the town. This resulted in the touchpad playing up and essentially making the laptop useless as i couldn't click on anything. Frustrating isn't the word but i suppose it was my own fault!
After leaving the laptop to dry for 3 days i decided to try it again. No luck, the touchpad was completely dead. I decided to borrow a mouse from a friend and it worked! After a couple of days i had to give it back to my friend, so hurried off to my local Tesco to buy one of my own. As a student i'm a bit of a scrimper and usually only buy the value products from supermarkets, so seeing that Tesco do a value mouse was ideal and at £3.99 it'd be rude to say no! I put one into my basket and when i got home got it out of its tesco value box.
I thought it'd be a silvery white mouse like the picture on the packaging but it was black, which i actually prefer. I'm guessing that it's available in the silvery white but not sure how you're meant to tell what colour mouse the box contains as there's no info on the box about this. I find it to have a light, plasticy feel to it and can tell when holding it it's cheap but looking at it you can't tell it's a value product. The mouse is nice and neat and just the right size. It's got two clicky buttons on the right and left and then the scroll button in the middle which is really easy to use. I use my mouse on a mousepad to ensure that the trackball in the bottom is able to move correctly.
I plugged my mouse into the relevant slot in the side of my laptop and it worked straight away. There was no installation cd's etc and literally all i had to do was plug it in!
Really would reccomend - it works like any other mouse and is more than half the price of most. Quick, simple and easy to install - a very convinient product.
I bought this a couple of years ago; my mum and I both needed a new mouse. She went for a mid priced Logitech one while I, never one to miss a bargain, bought the cheapest I could find - the Tesco Value M110 scroll mouse, priced at £4.10.
The mouse comes in a plain looking box with a picture of the mouse on the front. The mouse itself looks pretty much like every other mouse on the market; black and 'mouse shaped', a little boring really.
I notice that the picture above is of a silver mouse, although when I suggested this item (around a month ago - keep up Dooyoo!) the mouse was only available in black, but looking on the website now I see that it has had a revamp and now comes in silver, they have also cut the price to an amazingly cheap £3!
I think that mice are generally very similar and there is not a great deal of difference between one and another; there is however one feature that some mice don't have, and this is a feature that I could not live without... the scroll bar.
I love a good bargain but would happily pay double for a mouse with a scroll bar as I find it so useful. Luckily Tesco has come up trumps and have included one of their lowest priced mouse.
The mouse is also so simple to use; you simply take it out of the box, plug it into the relevant spot on the (turned off) computer, turn the computer on and away you go!
There is no fiddling around loading disks and following installation 'wizards', as it is a plug and play device. I find that almost all computer accessories are like this now, which is great for those that are less technologically minded, myself included.
There is one issue with the mouse; I find that the plug bit (that round one with all the prongs, no idea what it's called!) is really flimsy and ended up breaking after about 8 months. I returned it for a replacement and the same things happened.
I replaced it for a third time as only needed one for a couple of months (until I bought a new laptop) so there was no point in paying more. This one lasted the distance, although I can't say if it would have fared any better than the other two.
One thing I should mention is that I used the mice on a laptop, hence the plug was touched, removed, and inserted a lot more than it would be on a desktop PC. Had it been plugged in and left, it may have lasted for a very long time.
I do have to admit that, had Tesco not been so helpful with returns, I would have lost money on this item, so maybe the cheaper option isn't always the best.
If you are buying the mouse for a
laptop then I would recommend paying a little more as being without a mouse, even for a short while, and having to return it is pretty annoying.
If you are buying for a PC, then I would recommend this mouse as the plug will be left alone and will have very little chance of getting damaged.