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Trust seem to be leading the way with PC innovations of late. They offer well made products for a good price and this mouse is no exception. I first got to have a go with one of these at work and was suitably impressed with the beast. To buy online it will cost somewhere around the twelve pound mark. That makes it a few pounds cheaper than the Logitech wireless mouse.
An unusual shape and feel at first, thanks to some side buttons on the topside of the mouse. This does not interfere with the way you use the mouse though and still allows for a comfortable grip. You still have the standard top buttons and the jog wheel for scrolling, but the side additions give you that versatility while working, allowing for quick nipping to and fro between browsers and web pages. Difficult to master at first but then you get the hang of it. Your fingers will be given a good old work out!
The curvy feel of this mouse is great and the way you can just whizz it around a mat is superb. The optical tracing system allows for use from a far distance too, so you could be several metres away and still get a signal. Admittedly, sunlight can hinder the movement, but only for short periods. To set the mouse up, you need to plug in the USB stick into a port and then it detects the mouse straight away, so there is no waiting around.
The movements I found to be fluid and accessible and the overall performance was very good and on a par with the Logitech models I have come across before. A good value buy, some handy features and requires just two AA Batteries to keep it running too.
My super cheap (£3.99) mouse broke. All I was left with was the touchpad on my laptop, which I don't like and can't be used when the lid was closed!! So off I went into town to see what was available locally.
There are a couple of computer shops close to where I live, but they tend to sell either very cheap no name brand mice (like the one I previously purchased) or brands such as Logitech and Microsoft at a high mark up. So instead I decided to check what was available in B & M and Wilkinson.
Mainly products from Trust! Fortunately, I knew them to be a fairly good brand. There were a few different models to choose from including wireless but I decided to get a wired one.
I chose the EasyClick 16535 for a few reasons:
- It's optical (rollerball should really not exist any more)
- It wasn't too small (this can be useful for portability but not always comfortable to use for long periods of time)
- Buttons for moving forwards and backwards in web browsers
- It's made by Trust, their peripherals are typically reliable and good quality
- The price (£4.99)
In use, it feels comfortable in the hand. As well as not being too small, it's too too big either. The buttons are responsive and do not stick, a problem I had found in the past with other bands.
The scroll wheel is made out of a soft rubber. It's not ribbed unlike some but I didn't find this to be a problem, my finger did not slip from the wheel.
The unit as a whole doesn't feel like it will fall to pieces easily and has put up with my usage of it (and sometimes dropping off the side of the desk)
At this price, it is hard to complain. It might be optical rather than laser (hence the price) but this should not be an issue for the average user.
5-button optical mouse with high 1000 dpi optical technology
Advanced optical sensor providing motion control with high precision
Side buttons for easy web exploring (page back/forward) and gaming
Ergonomic design with rubber coated edges for a firm grip
Just plug-in and start, no software needed
|Product Description:||Trust EasyClick Mouse - mouse|
|Connectivity Technology:||Wired - USB|
|Movement Detection Technology:||Optical|
|Movement Resolution:||1000 dpi|
|Cables Included:||1 x USB cable - integrated|
|OS Required:||Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7|
|Microsoft Certification:||Compatible with Windows 7|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|