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cheap and cheerful, but too picky about the surface it will work on
on 15 April 2013
So, a fiver for a nano-receiver mouse. Got to be worth a try, right? Well, that's what I thought. OK, it's made to a price, so I wasn't expecting the build-quality of the previous Logitech one I was using (the nano-receiver had stopped working on it). But the finish is ok, and feels good in the hand, well my hand at least - everyone has different preferences for size, feel and weight. The back/forward keys for internet browsing looked good too, and worked fine with no additional drivers (something which couldn't be said for the resolution button on the top, but not a big deal for me).
However, the big deal-breaker is the fact that it is too picky about the surfaces it works on. Soft-furnishings seem ok, but the kitchen counter is a no-go, as the mouse won't move the cursor at all, and (somewhat ironically) it won't track accurately on an actual mouse-mat either, with the cursor frequently jumping around the screen.
If you can make it work on the surface(s) you have in mind, fine, but I've ordered a replacement Logitech mouse, as I've never had a problem with these on any surface. You really do get what you pay for, so be warned if you are planning on getting one.