I bought this mouse for my netbook in red to match it, which it does perfectly.
I used scissors to open the package, BUT there is an easier opening on the back, put you finger in, pull and the back comes off. Shame I found it after I had opened it! More products should have this!
It's a good size, about the same size as the mouse I use on my PC. It has a retractable cord which fits inside the mouse (very neat!) and the there is a switch underneath which raises the back of the mouse for a more comfortable fit. It has a left & right button, a scroll wheel which if you press down scrolls quicker. Much like any other mouse. It's also very responsive.
I don't like to use the touchpad on my netbook, I can't get the hang of it and find a mouse much easier.
I bought this mouse as a back-up to replace my wireless mouse for when the batteries run out, which they always seem too when I've not used it for a while. But I can see myself using this one more as it's a great mouse.
I'm not sure it would be suitable for every day use, ok if you are not going to retracting the cord and putting the USB inside all the time. As I will only be using this occasionlly, I don't see a problem. There is a 2 year warrenty as stated on the packageing, might be an idea to keep that.
All in all, I would recommend this mouse for use with laptops, netbooks etc, I think the lead is too short for use with a PC.
And it's a great price at £4.99 + free shipping.
If you not fussy on the colour you can get the black one for £2.99! A bargain!Perixx PERIMICE-210 Black, Optical Mouse with Retractable cable - USB - 800 dpi - Black