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Low quality mouse from Microsoft
on 27 June 2012
Firstly, I guess that a choice of mouse is rather subjective, some care a great deal whilst other could not careless. I spend much of my time writing programs, and a quality, ergonomic and reliable mouse is important for me. This is my experience of this mouse:
This is a simple and cheap product, and while it does function mostly (The mouse I received had a faulty scroll wheel), there are better options available within the same price range. More compelling is the fact that by spending maybe £5-10 more, you would get something of a substantially higher build quality.
The mouse clicks feel 'plastic' and the scroll wheel is stiff and improperly graded. The middle click using the scroll wheel required substantial pressure and felt 'sticky'.
The overall shape and size however are good aspects as it felt comfortable for my small hands and a good size for a laptop mouse. There is however, not much weight to it even with the battery in but this again rather than being a plus, adds to its cheap feel.
The other plus is the tiny micro-usb receiver which worked well within a radius of a few metres before having issues. This can be stored using a dedicated slot where the battery is located when in transit. The mouse also came supplied with a AA battery.
Whilst I received a faulty product, even if this was not so, I would rate the same two stars. I had expected more for the price and ended up disappointed. I am relieved that I purchased the item from Amazon as their returns facility is painless.
Thus if you just want a simple and cheap mouse, this may suit your needs. I would however, recommend looking at other models in this price range as there are better options available. Ideally, spend another fiver and get something that may actually be a pleasure to use and last for a while.