Mouse on Last Legs

  provider 2 10:53 28 Jun 2008

I think my mouse (hp, USB, 3 years, 100 miles) is about to conk out.

Any recommendations for a replacement please, bearing in mind I`m not made of money?

  Colin 11:15 28 Jun 2008

click here

Just buy the cheapest you can find in your local PC shop. Even the one in the link will be OK - but the cost of delivery is more than the mouse!

  spuds 11:21 28 Jun 2008

Wireless from £4.99 at Ebuyer perhaps!.

I have a Packard Bell, which cost about £6.90 from PC World when on promotional offer, great bit of kit.

  provider 2 11:28 28 Jun 2008

Thank you both.

Any truth in the rumour that battery consumption in the wireless versions is quite alarming?

  provider 2 11:45 28 Jun 2008


Hmm, I had heard something of the sort, but I was quite attracted by the idea of not having wires all over the place.

Maybe I`d better stick with it, though.

  spuds 11:53 28 Jun 2008

I use rechargeable, always have standbys just in case. Never really had any problems with usage.

If you check Ebuyer, there are some that you can recharge from the dock!.

  provider 2 11:57 28 Jun 2008

Thanks, spuds, I`ll check that out.

  Colin 12:10 28 Jun 2008

I use a wireless mouse - have done for about 3 years. I suppose battery use depends on how you use the mouse, but the batteries in mine seem to last about 3 months. I always have replacements available in my desk as it can be annoying when they start to go in the middle of something. This is when wired is better but I prefer not having a cable getting in the way. I use my wireless mouse for normal computer work and games including first person shooters and it works as well as a wired mouse.

  provider 2 12:16 28 Jun 2008


Three months again. I suppose that`s not too bad, but the docked re-charge thing sounds better, even though it is a bit more expensive.

  Stuartli 12:42 28 Jun 2008

I'm using my computer for most of the day and evening and the wireless optical mouse's batteries last a good length of time (at least three months); they are 2300mAh rechargeable batteries and higher capacity versions would last even longer.

I've always assumed that it's the red light that uses most of the "juice"..:-)

  Stuartli 12:43 28 Jun 2008

It's not too hard, I've found, having to change the batteries once every 12 weeks or so.......

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