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When it comes to the wonders of modern technology I am certainly not the greatest. I will admit that I leave all that kind of thing to my other half! However, a few months ago the mouse that we used on a regular basis on our computer suddenly stopped working, this typically happened when my other half was out and about and I need to use the PC to finish a document for a course that I was on. I tried the obvious, messing with wires, cleaning the mouse and I did in fact manage to get my document sorted however it soon became apparent that my mouse was on its way out and so we decided to invest in a new one. We did not have a great deal of money to spend so we did a little bit of research before we went out and brought one to try and get good value for our money, although I was not that great, a mouse is a mouse to me but after searching we ended up with the Logitech Mouse M100.
I am familiar with the Logitech label as this is the mouse that I have at work (although I have no idea what model that one is!) and I was stunned to see just how many options there are when it comes to choosing a mouse, just from the Logitech brand alone there were so many choices, never mind all the other brands on the market. I have to be honest and admit that we were partly swayed by the cost of this mouse, it cost us just £8.99 and with a budget of under £10.00 I was happy to have found one for just under. This was not the cheapest, surprisingly as there are Value products out there so I decided to try the slightly more expensive option. We brought this mouse from Amazon but it is widely available from high street stores as well as certain Supermarkets.
The mouse comes well packaged, in fact really well packaged as it was packed in that plastic that you can’t get into! Thankfully, there was some cardboard at the top and bottom so I could eventually get into it. Like many mouse’s this one is black in colour and takes the shape of many others. It has the two buttons (left and right click as I like to call them!) then in the centre of the mouse is the ball that allows you to scroll up and down various screens.
A few pieces of information that are worth noting is that the mouse comes with a 3 year manufacturers guarantee and is compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista as well as Apple Macs. I have Windows Vista installed don machine and find that it works just fine.
After taking the mouse out of the box we had a quick read of the instructions and although I mentioned I am not great with technology this mouse is really easy to install. There is a long lead; I would estimate it to be at least 100cm and this just needs to be plugged into the base of your computer, it has a USB lead fitting and really will just slot into place. As soon as you switch your computer on the mouse will be connected, you do not need to run a disc or format anything, and it is as simple as plugging it in and then you are ready to go.
The first thing that I noticed when I began to start using this was that my hand felt instantly comfortable on the mouse. It has a sleek look and feel to it and your wrist will fit perfectly at the base and then your hand will fit well over the body of the mouse. The actual dimensions of it are 11.2cm / 6cm / 3.8cm (w/d/h) it is also really light to handle and seems to glide on my mouse mad really well. Another thing that I liked is the scrolling wheel. It really is easy to operate and seems to take no effort at all and even though this feels light the mouse does not run away on your screen
In summary, I would have no hesitation in recommending this mouse. It is a great price and is really simple to install so you do not need to panic over this. The mouse is comfortable to use and fits well into your hand. It glides around the screen and overall I have been really impressed with its performance.