When I purchased my Compaq Presario C714NR, I knew I would be needing a new mouse to replace my old and broken A4 Tech mini-sized mouse which I used for my previous laptop. My mind was made up that I would get a wireless Logitech mouse so I shopped around for the best deal in the web. It took me a while but then I finally found one over at Buy.com where they were selling the Logitech V450 Cordless Laser Mouse for only $19 after rebates.
I didn’t hesitate or have second thoughts about buying it. I knew it was a very good deal because the regular retail price of a Logitech V450 Cordless Laser Mouse is $49 and now I could get it for less than half the price. Buy.com accepted PayPal which made the purchase even easier and what made it even better was FREE shipping!
What I liked about this particular model is that it wasn’t too fancy, it had a nice ergonomic design and it was just exactly what I needed. It boasts a battery life of 1 year which I don’t believe will happen in my case considering the number of hours I use it. But still, I like the fact that it’s energy efficient. The mouse wheel has what is called a “tilt wheel” function which is used for horizontal scrolling. Another thing I like is that Logitech also provides the batteries. The Logitech V450 Cordless Laser Mouse works with both PC or Mac and in my case where I’m using Windows Vista, I didn’t have to install the drivers as it was automatically detected by the system. It was basically plug-n-play. So as soon as I inserted the receiver, I was able to use it right away. I feel very comfortable using it and it’s just the right size and shape for my hand.
I just checked Buy.com’s product page for this model and saw that they’re selling back at the regular retail price. Btw, Logitech has this model in all black color which looks even better. I would’ve gotten that one but it wasn’t available at that time.
How about you? What model/brand of mouse are you currently using? Do you have any brand preference for computer mice?