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A very good versatile and affordable wireless mouse.
on 21 June 2017
I have been using this mouse solidly now for the last 2 weeks (8 hours a day) and just wanted to leave a review of my experiences:
The shape of this mouse is very good and contours to my average size hands (I'm 5"8 - 10st) very well. If you have very small to medium size hands this will suit you very well. If you are say 6"4 with larger than average size hands then this mouse may feel too small for you. I think it's fairly obvious to say this mouse is suited to right handed only use and not optimized for left handed use. The overall size is 10cm x 6cm. Both the left & the right click have a small click sound to them but not loisy or annoying. The mouse has a nice lightweight feel to it which I prefer over heavier mice. The scroll wheel and side buttons too aren't noisy at all.
I have used this mouse on both my mousepads (one cloth and one plastic), wood, paper, a fabric sofa armchair and my leg with trousers. Each time the mouse tracks perfectly. Should you need this to track on a glass surface I imagine a mouse pad will be needed as this isn't recommended in the manual. The manual that came with the product states a maximum operating distance of 10 meters.I have used this at 3 meters distance with no issues. No super expensive mouse from a big brand is needed to use this mouse at a good distance or for tracking on a variety of surfaces.
This mouse has 6 clickable buttons. Left & right click, 2 side buttons, a scroll wheel click and a DPI adjustment button. The left and right have a nice short amount of travel and spring back well which is a big positive. This will be very noticeable if you are transferring over from a very old mouse like I did. I use the back (lower side) and forward (upper side) buttons for windows explorer and going back and forth in Chrome. The scroll wheel click I use for opening and closing browsing tabs is fantastic. The DPI button can be used to increase the sensitivity of the mouse sensor if you aren't happy with how far the cursor moves with relation to how much you move the mouse. Should you need to change the amount the scroll wheel scrolls up and down you can do this by going to:
Control Panel -> Mouse -> Wheel -> Vertical Scrolling and changing to a higher number.
I went from 3 at default to 9 which is my preference.
Should you need to get any more advanced than this with functionality you can download some super handy free software called X-Mouse Button Control.
Please note this item won't have an AA battery included, you will have to supply your own. This mouse has intelligent power management which will go a long way to helping a potential battery last 18 months. This is obviously subject to use and requires common sense. I don't expect mine to quite last that as i'm a very heavy user. When the mouse has been inactive for 8 minutes (stated in manual) it will go into standby thus not using any power. A simple left or right click will then bring the mouse back to life ready to go again. This is great as it means you won't have to turn the battery over every time you stop using it to turn it off and on by the switch.
- The nano receiver comes inside the mouse and plugs into any usb slot. It is plug and play with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10. It takes about 30 seconds in my case until it was ready to use. I can't comment on if macs or android boxes are supported as I don't have any to test, but the manual doesn't mention these as supported.
- The receiver works over a 2.4ghz frequency. I usually have my Samsung Note 5 and iPad in the same room and fairly close by when using the mouse. I haven't experienced any interference or tracking issues with these devices close by, which can also operate on this frequency.
- This mouse doesn't feature bluetooth at all.
Overall I think this mouse is fantastic value for money for anyone that needs a wireless mouse, that tracks on lots of surfaces, has a good feel and shape but also has good functionality.
I hope this helps someone!