I've bought one of the Aldi "Specials" Wireless K/B and Optical mouse. My previous set was wireless, but the mouse was a bally one. Does the laser eventually shut off completely after a period of inactivity? I've only seen it go dim, and short of leaving it with it's "legs in the air", I can't see that it goes off completely It's a bit like having to get inside the fridge to be sure the light goes out!
Thanks LinH, there is no button under the mouse. I'm surprised that the "Manual" doesn't cover this rather than say stupid things like "It is important to disconnect the equipment before attempting cleaning"...or else what! lol
Hmm...depends what constitutes a long time! I've taken out the dongle to see if it relies on a return signal to stay switched on, but it made no differnce over a half hour. I'm also finding that the pointer "sticks", I'm not using a mouse mat, since I understand these optical mouses don't need one. Just in case it was objecting to my dirty desk, I've also washed and polished the desk top which is a grey "eggshell" finished Formica or similar, but it still sticks
"I'm not using a mouse mat, since I understand these optical mouses don't need one."
What they need is a surface that has a readable surface. If your desk is a plain even colour it may not work so well as if there is a more uneven or textured pattern. I use a plain coloured mouse mat with a wrist rest but it has a fabric type of finish which has a slight texture.
I have 3 wireless mice (yes I know SAD) and not one of them turn off and not one is overly hard on batteries. When not in use (moving) they go into standby, as soon as they are moved they become alive :). No ned to worry.