Just for those who may be interested, Lidl is offering some Typohoon computer peripherals from Thursday.
They include the Typhoon cordless multifunctional keyboard with 33 direct hot keys, scroll wheel and front wrist pad plus cordless optical five button scroll mouse; this has compatatibilty from Win95 to XP and is rechargeable through the USB lead. Price £34.99.
There's also a three button optical scroll mouse at £5.99 and an active 4 in 1 USB hub at £7.99
In the case of the Navigator they are exactly the same.
There's obviously a factory in China churning them out for a range of manufacturers who rebadge them under their own name; as I stated, this is common practice and a vast range of computer related items are produced in China and Taiwan.
Even your BT phone is probably of Chinese manufacture.
Yes Stuartli. If you look at my posting re connection problems which i believe is due to the Decor 210 BT phone on the bottom of it is stamped "Made in China". Manufacturers switch to exploit the cheapest possible labour. Taiwan, Indonesia, India you name it they've tried it and often then moved on again. Believe it's called the global economy. Who knows, Made in the UK may come round again. My Mesh's "manufacturer" is quoted as Scotland. How many of its components have been is almost certainly zero. Put together in Scotland is probably more accurate.
he,he,he... just got the cordless rechargeable optical 5 button mouse before spotting this post. a veritable bargain at £14.99, really nice piece of kit with a good scroll action i.e. not a sloppy piece of cr*p, chuffed since thats less than half the price of elsewhere, if they come in again get one!