Now I have a sparkly new laptop replete with built-in Bluetooth, I thought it was time to move away from my wired mouse (especially as I never bother to connect it up) and invest in a Bluetooth solution.
However, when it comes to Bluetooth mice the choice is somewhat narrow – although still leaving me with choices from my usual suspects, Microsoft and Logitech. The Logitech mouse was, well, blue. Bright shiny blue. Didn’t like it. The Microsoft version was white (which would look odd with a black and red laptop) but it’s main problem was its steep price. Lenovo sell their own but, again, the price was high.
On Amazon, though, I found a £15 version from Trust. And very good it looked too. Unfortunately, Trust doesn’t have the greatest reputation for producing the greatest quality products but, now I have it, I can say that it really is a nice piece of kit.
It’s light, very rubbery (a thin rubber coat all over and a thicker coat on the left where your thumb rests) and very well put together. On the left hand side are 2 buttons – usually assigned to forward and back. On the top, behind the rubber and chrome scroll wheel is a DPI button, allowing to quickly switch between 500 and 1000 dpi – extremely handy! On the underside is a power switch.
It comes in the type of sealed plastic packaging that you need scissors for (hate that!) and, other than an instructions sheet and a battery, nothing else is included with the mouse (as it uses your existing Bluetooth it doesn’t need drivers). To pair with your PC you simple add it as new device after pushing in a button on the bottom of the mouse for 5 seconds.
And after using it for a number of weeks now I don’t have any real issues. It sometimes looses it’s link but I think that’s more down to the laptop and Bluetooth in general rather than the mouse – a quick wiggle of the mouse and it soon comes back on.
Otherwise it’s comfortable in use and, as I said before, very well built.[review]Comfortable, well built and cheap. A bargain from Trust.[/review]