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3.0 out of 5 stars A true bluetooth mouse, if a little sluggish to start, 20 Mar 2009
Philip Cook (UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Targus Rechargeable Bluetooth Laser Notebook Mouse (Personal Computers)
Having recently acquired a laptop I quickly discovered the limitations of the built-in touchpad and hurried to purchase a separate mouse. Having Bluetooth built-in a cordless mouse of this type seemed the logical choice; yet every single mouse came with it's own little dongle, except this one. So I purchased it and have been reasonably happy ever since.

Paired up with Vista easily, uses a standard mini-USB connector to charge, indicates when it's low and when it's charging, and the batteries that came with it happily last a rough working week on one charge.

The switch from 800 to 1600 CPI aids with fine detail work at the expense of speed and is a simple matter to switch between the two. The wheel and buttons have a good feel being 'clicky' enough to be responsive without being annoying. Oh and it comes with it's own little velvet-type drawstring bag to keep it in.

So why only 3 stars? Well for starters it's sluggish to wake up, if you're typing for a while (as I am now) and move back to the mouse you have to waggle it about for a couple of seconds before it starts moving, or click a button for instant response though this is not always preferable depending on what's under the cursor at the time. Sure it saves the batteries, but it can be annoying.

Lastly the build quality is a little flimsy, I accidentally dropped it on the floor and the battery case popped off as if I was changing the batteries, however I then discovered the laser had stopped working. Taking it apart (very easily I might add) I discovered some very flimsy contacts one of which had snapped. In this instance it was a simple matter to move it back into place and get it working again, but for those of a less technical bent this isn't a good sign for something that is supposedly for use with a portable device.

To sum up - it works fine, doesn't need a dongle and holds a good charge; just have patience to wake it up and don't drop it.
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