Wireless Home Wednesday’s Part 2: Wireless Mice

by TechLinz The Captain on ‎02-22-2012 01:03 PM - last edited on ‎12-10-2012 12:59 PM by Blogger

Last week I had a bit of a rant on the value of having fewer wires around the home.  I have to admit, looking back on that post now, I realize it was written a little “in the heart of the moment”, or perhaps “in the heat of embarrassment” Smiley Wink But I do still stand strong in my belief that the less wires in your life the better.


I’m hoping that a few of you either made the stop after work to your local Best Buy, or perhaps did some online shopping and are enjoying one less wire in your life with your keyboard on your lap right now.  But we can’t stop at the keyboard, for the next wire to go is the one on your mouse. 


Hats off to the person who came up with the invention of the wireless mouse, as there is nothing more annoying then realizing you’re at the end of your leash with more webpage to scroll (Side note, Steve Job’s gets credit for inventing the ‘idea’ of the mouse).  I’ve done my research, and have taken three wireless mice for a test drive.  The results are in and I am happy to have found a few favourites that I’m sure will please all of you.


If you haven’t guessed already, I’m a sucker for not only technology that works well, but that looks good. Hence my pick of HP’s Wireless Optical Comfort Mouse, available in a range of colours and designs.  No matter what your home office decor, or your personal tastes, HP has you covered.  As for the functionality and comfort that HP claims, I’m happy to say the device lives up to its claims.


At a close second comes Dynex’s Wireless Laptop Mouse.  This little guy is cute as a mouse, and is super compact allowing you to take him anywhere and everywhere you go.  Although this mouse was designed for laptop users, it will easily adapt to your home PC. 


If you’re ready for the brightest and newest in mouse technology, then look no further, the Verbatim Wireless Touch Mouse comes complete with not only a sleek futuristic look, but touch capabilities.  Simply tap or sweep your fingers over the sensor and you’re accurately scrolling across your documents or the web with ease. 


No matter what your choice, just take into account that looks are not everything.  There are some very flashy mouse’s on the market today that unfortunately look great, but might not perfume well over time.  Make a sound investment and find a device that has both functionality and quality all rolled up into one nice package.

by Legendary Oracle
on ‎02-22-2012 06:36 PM

As I said last week....

  • I like Bluetooth... I don't want to lose a USB port to a transceiver.
  • look for a small transceiver, instead of tripping on a wire.  Large transceiver risk getting smashed and damaging the USB port, especially on laptops
  • getting full size Bluetooth mice these days is near impossible.... don't know why
  • if the device uses AA's... consider using rechargeable AA's (I like Eneloops).