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Mini mouse - not the Disney kind!
Trust MI-2750p MultiColour Mini Mouse
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Trust MI-2750p MultiColour Mini Mouse
Advantages: Easy to use, reliable, well designed
Disadvantages: Easy to forget about the retractable cable
Often to considered to be more of a quirky computer accessory rather than a legitimate and useful one, a mini mouse is just that - a mouse in miniature size. There are a few on the market, and technology does move on rather quickly, although this particular device does the very basic functions exactly how you would need it to.
Getting used to a mouse is similar to getting used to the controls of a car. You have to get used to how far the cursor moves with each small movement of the mouse, how sensitive the scroll wheel is and how it feels when you move it. The Trust mouse is quite well named, as when you use it you do feel like you can trust its accuracy. I use this when I have a tight spot to work in, and it really depends on where I am at home. I find it particularly useful on the side of the sofa, and the larger mice I have are too big for this surface.
It feels a little weird when you first use it, as it's small enough to fit in your hand and almost close it. I do occasionally have an issue adapting from a larger mouse to this one, particularly as I've miscued the buttons before and missed the click I intended to make, or I've clicked the scroll wheel instead.
Perhaps the funkiest trick this mouse has is its retractable cable. I do often wish that the cable length on some mice was shorter, or even longer, and with this one you get your wish. It's very easy to extend the cable to the length you require, and equally as easy to retract it. The cable can sometimes get caught up, but this is also easy to rectify. A few times though, I've had the cable length short enough for my purposes and then moved the mouse a bit further away and it has caught short and snapped out of my hand. Luckily it doesn't snap back into its housing too quickly, but this tug does retract the cable and I have had the sod's luck to have the mouse clicked and pages closed. It's a bit annoying but happens very rarely.
Most mice just have a single colour LED underneath where the sensor finds the surface to send the signal for the cursor to move on the screen. It's nice that the Trust mini mouse has a multi-coloured LED, and while it's just for show, it doesn't stop the sensor from working as I feared tinkering with it might do. The sensor works on most surfaces and I rarely have any issues with it flickering around the screen or not responding as well as some mice do.
The ergonomic design is reflected in the smooth and slick movements of the cursor on screen. I've found that this can be pinpoint accurate with the merest touch and move of the hand, without it seeming over sensitive just when you don't need it to be. The base of the mini mouse has a thin rubber edging that doesn't stop you moving it around with ease, but does provide just enough grip to stop it sliding from a slight knock on the surface it's sitting on, something that is more likely to happen to a smaller mouse than a larger one.
Overall, this is a very handy mouse to own. It's 7cm x 4cm x 2cm, can be nabbed for under £10 from amazon and is worthwhile. Recommended.
Summary: Effective miniature sized mouse that does exactly what it needs to
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