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Great product for the price
on 28 October 2013
Have had an Apple Might Mouse for the past couple of years now, or rather two of them. Something invariably goes wrong with them, usually the roller ball, which has several ways of getting it going again, but ultimately they only ever seem to last about 12 months. Looked at this as an alternative (at this price I could replace it 20 times and still be on a par with the Apple mouse).
There are 3 downsides to this compared to the Apple mouse (when both are working that is), which may or may not be relevant to you:
1.) The most significant one is the complete lack of a roller / tracker in the top of the mouse. So you can't use that to slide sideways for example, you need to move the mouse. I use Photoshop and other design packages, so that's not great, but seeing as it was the most unreliable aspect of the Might Mouse I've actually been living without this for a few months anyway.
2.) It uses a small USB connector, as in the photo, rather than bluetooth. So it does use up one of your USB ports. Not an issue for me, but worth mentioning.
3.) It does feel very light and plasticky, because it is. Still, after a few weeks of use I've had no problems.
What I do like, apart from a wireless mouse that works and is about £5, is that the USB connector locks easily inside the mouse when not in use. Which is great to help avoid losing it. Also, you can manually switch the mouse off to save the battery. It actually turns itself off after a period of not being used, which is useful. A simple click of the mouse switches it back on.
So overall, not as good as an expensive mouse out of the box, but for around £5 it's great value, and is actually quite a nice mouse. I'd say save yourself £45 and spend it on something useful, and buy this mouse!