Saturday, April 30, 2016

Reviewing the Wireless Computer Mouse

Logitech Wireless Mouse
Logitech Wireless Optical Mouse - Silver

No one minds a 'mouse in the house'  when it's a Computer Mouse, a necessary accessory to operating your desktop or laptop computer. 

I've gone through a few 'computer mice' over the years, but they were always the ones with a cord that plugged into the computer. When my most current 'mouse' wore out (stopped scrolling, which was an annoyance), I needed to purchase a new one.  I fully expected to acquire another mouse with a cord, until I got to the store and realized that almost ALL of the ones available today were 'cordless'.  Oh no, the mouse lost his tail. 


I'm one of those consumers who is slow to move on to 'the latest and greatest' when it comes to technology, mainly because each 'step up' seems to involve a learning curve.  At 'grandparent age', the learning curve for me is much longer and slower than it is for todays' younger people who are growing up in a technical world and know no other. My world began before computers and, admittedly even before television! 



Shopping for a New Computer Mouse


After looking at all of the computer mice available at the store, and talking to a knowledgeable store employee, I realized that the ones with a cord had a very limited selection (ONE model; black only) and were actually MORE expensive than the wireless mouse that was on sale that day. 


My New Computer Mouse
I ended up purchasing the Logitech M320 wireless optical computer mouse at Staples. It came with a tiny little nano receiver that you simply plug into your computer's USB port. 


Back Side of Wireless Mouse Showing on/off Switch

It operates on one AA battery (included and pre-installed) which provides two years of cordless life. 

You can even turn off the 'mouse' with a little button on the bottom when not in use, extending the life of the battery.  The Logitech M320 wireless optical mouse is also backed by a 1-year warranty.


Happiness is a New (Working) Computer Mouse


I LOVE my new computer mouse. It works perfectly  through the reliable wireless connectivity with plug-and-forget Nano receiver and there is no cord to get hung up or in the way! And the ergonomic design fits my hand perfectly and comfortably. 



My Computer Desk

I chose the silver mouse with a pebbly design shown here, as my computer keyboard is black and my desktop is gray.  But wireless mice also come in a variety of colors and styles to suit any decor or mood. 









Quick Links:



  • This Logitech M320 wireless mouse is currently on sale at Staples, where I bought mine.
  • Logitech and other brands of wireless mice are also available in many colors and styles on Amazon.
  • The story behind the invention of the Computer Mouse and how it got its name can be found on a Review This! post called "A Mouse Review for Race your Mouse Day"




Note: The author may receive a commission from purchases made using links found in this article.

16 comments:

  1. Looks like the perfect upgrade. Trying new technology keeps us young.

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    1. It certainly does, Diana. Keeps that old brain working! LOL. Thanks for visiting today.

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  2. Excellent review! We have two Logitech wireless mouses (mice?) at our house and we're very happy with them. I really like the feel of mine, which fits my hand perfectly, and appreciate the reliability of Logitech products (I use a Logitech external keyboard with my laptop when using it at my desk). As for the wireless aspect, my only regret is that I didn't try one sooner.

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  3. Excellent review! We have two Logitech wireless mouses (mice?) at our house and we're very happy with them. I really like the feel of mine, which fits my hand perfectly, and appreciate the reliability of Logitech products (I use a Logitech external keyboard with my laptop when using it at my desk). As for the wireless aspect, my only regret is that I didn't try one sooner.

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    1. I know, Susan. I'm always a bit timid to try new technology (not always understanding it), but there are always plenty of people around to help and explain and upgrades are usually always better and improved. In this case, not having a cord in the way is super. The world of Wi-Fi is new to me, so it's been fun to learn it.

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  4. Great review, I have have a Logitech wireless myself. I do agree, technology is passing me by fast. I need my grandson sometime just to work the DVD player!!!

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    1. Lol, Gene. Our grandchildren are more 'with it' with today's technology than we are because they are growing up in a technical world and accept it much easier. :)

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  5. Seems like someone in our household is always in need of a new computer mouse. (not to be confused with the main Mouse in the house). For a while, I had a personal favorite that I kept buying for everyone, but it is no longer available. I'll have to bookmark this review so I know which one to get the next time.

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    1. YOU are the BESTEST mouse in YOUR house, Sylvestermouse. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Nice review - I particularly like the ones with just a single battery. And of course, I love Logitech products. I personally own many of their products, including a mouse.

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    1. Thanks, AJ. Mine has a single battery too and I agree about being pleased with the Logitech brand.

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  7. Enjoyed the article and can really relate to the learning curve! I, too, remember when there was no tv so we listened to shows on the radio every Sunday evening. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Carol. I remember radio days well as a child growing up, then listened to radio every day for years after I married a radio announcer! :)

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  8. I bought a similar wireless mouse for my laptop and love it. I haven't had very good luck with the ones that work with desktops. I've gone back to a wired one for my PC.

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    1. Strange, Barbara, that the wireless mouse wouldn't work equally as well for both the PC and the laptop. I can't see how it would make a difference. Thanks for stopping my my article about the wireless mouse.

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  9. I just bought a wireless mouse for my PC since my old wired one was starting to go. I was wondering if you turn yours off when not in use. My husband doesn't like that idea.

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