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What do you think about using the wireless mouse?

Asked by abbott (4points) December 14th, 2011

What do you think using the wireless mouse? Have you got any experiences about buying the cheap wireless mouse?

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Bellatrix's avatar

I bought one. It ran out of batteries in no time and then didn’t work and I didn’t get around to buying more batteries. I went back to a mouse with a cord.

Aethelflaed's avatar

Love them. Haven’t used a mouse with a cord in years. I really like Logitech mice, especially the ergonomic variety. I also have a Dell travel mouse (because it’s small and uses bluetooth to connect, instead of a usb plugin thingy), which is somewhere in the 3-stars range – not great (sometimes has some connectivity problems) but also one of the only options at the time, so much better than a normal wireless mouse.

the_overthinker's avatar

I think it’s annoying. Sometimes I’ll be tediously working on something on my computer,.. only to find that the mouse has run out of batteries. So then I must run and find some batteries… harumph..

augustlan's avatar

I love mine. It’s a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse combo, and while I do have to replace the mouse batteries fairly often, I’ve only ever replaced the keyboard ones once. Not having cords to deal with is bliss.

ragingloli's avatar

I use one. Does not use batteries either, but gets its power from the mousepad via induction. It does restrict the movement area a bit, but We will adapt.

flutherother's avatar

I have a Microsoft Wireless mouse 5000 and I would never go back to a corded mouse. It glides over the desk without the need of a pad which makes it very convenient. Batteries aren’t a problem. I use rechargeable and replace them every four or five months.

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CWOTUS's avatar

Welcome to Fluther.

I use two, but I haven’t used “the cheap ones” since forever. I have one for my computer at work, and another for my home machine.

I use Logitech mice with “nano” receivers (the USB antenna that sticks out about the length of an exposed toenail from the case of the laptops). So I generally leave the receiver plugged into the computer and the mouse “on” 24×7. Battery life is fine, and the convenience is unbeatable.

rojo's avatar

I use a logitech and yes, sometimes it needs new batteries but what doesn’t these days. AA and AAA batteries are ubiquitous. I am glad I can use it anywhere on my desk without having a cord dragging through my papers.

CWOTUS's avatar

To add to my previous response, I have now migrated to wireless headphones for my work computer, too. The only drawback to them is that I have to recharge them (they don’t have removable batteries) every other day that I use them. Still, the convenience of not having to watch a wire as I move in my cubicle is great.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Flaky and undependable. I don’t like them at all.

john65pennington's avatar

I have used a GE wirless mouse for two years. I have had no problems at all. I was smart enough to buy extra batteries, when I purshed the mouse.

Two batteries last about six months.

Scorpio55's avatar

I Have One But I Dont Use It…I Like The Touch Pad Better

sinscriven's avatar

I have a cheaper Logitech mouse that i’ve had for years and I’ve never run into any problems. Only have to replace them maybe twice a year with cheapo dollar store batteries.

My only problem with this particular mouse is that it’s kinda unevenly heavy at the bottom.

Bellatrix's avatar

Mine went through batteries in about a month. It wasn’t a cheap one. Perhaps it was faulty or there was a problem with the batteries.

Linda_Owl's avatar

I love my Logitech cordless mouse! And I also use the Logitech cordless keyboard. I love the convenience of not having to deal with cords. Granted, sometimes you do have to replace the batteries, but that is no big deal.

lillycoyote's avatar

I love having a wireless mouse. You can get a good one for around 29$ or less sometimes, but that seems to be the limit for a good enough one. You have to replace the batteries every once in while, big deal, it’s well worth it. Logitech or Microsoft wireless mice are both pretty good. I don’t even want a wired mouse anymore.

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