If you are a laptop user, you know that using the touchpad for extended periods of time can be tedious. One thing is for sure. You can’t plan on doing much gaming with that thing. Of course you could bring your gaming mouse, but do you really want to have a long cord taking up room?
The mouse I am taking a look at today is from Microsoft. It’s a simple design, but built for comfort and portability. It’s been quite a while since I’ve even touched a notebook mouse, so I was looking forward to seeing just how good this one was.
One of the biggest points made above is that the mouse is ambidextrous, so it will be comfortable regardless of whether you are left-handed or right-handed. The addition of a 1000DPI sensor adds to the extreme precision. Also, with the single AA battery, you can expect up to 6 months of use before you will need a new one. If you use your laptop as a desktop replacement, you may need to change the battery more often than that.
The mouse comes in a tight plastic blister pack, which I hate. I believe all packages as such should open with relative ease, but these require you to grab scissors or a knife and risk knicking yourself. No matter which way you cut this specific package, you will have fun trying to get all the contents easily.
Included is a small manual, Energizer AA battery, the USB receiver and the mouse. No ounce of software is included.
The mouse is quite small compared to standard desktop mice, but that comes with the notebook tag. It’s designed for comfort. Your fingers will rest in the grooves on the buttons, and each side of the mouse allows for comfortable placement of your thumb.