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Peripherals A portable mouse for netbook use

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nippon109, 26 Nov 2009.

  1. Nippon109

    Nippon109 New Member

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    To all,
    I am currently using a Samsung N130, which I have no major qualms with. The track pad on the netbook is pretty good, but it's just not as comfortable as a mouse. Now, I am aware there are thousands of mice on the market, and I am trawling through a great many reviews, but I was wondering if anyone had any stand out/good recommendations for a mouse that is good to use "on the go" as it were with a netbook?
    As usual, many thanks in advance!
    Now back to sifting through these reviews.
    Ta
     
  2. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Price? If money's no object the Logitech VX Revolution is designed for notebooks and it is pretty useful, the VX Nano may be a better match to your tiny netbook and has a very unobtrusive receiver. Both have the amazing free-spinning clickwheel system, which since I started using about two days ago has made such an impact I'm going to start evangelizing to everyone I meet.
     
  3. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    Logitech V450 nano is another good choice.

    +Takes common AA batteries
    +Cheap
    +Power switch on the bottom
    +Tiny receiver, same as VX Nano I think
     
  4. Nippon109

    Nippon109 New Member

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    Wow cheers for the fast reply guys. Oh yea, I did forget to put a budget up didn't I? Oops. Well, I have been looking around and was wanting a Logitech one, so am very glad that both of you have recommended the brand. Budget is about £30, but have found the VX for £35 odd, so may stretch the budget. However, am gonna look into the V45o nano as well since it's cheaper and would be a happy to save a few quid. Thanks again for your help
    Ta
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I have a Logitech V220 here and it's great. Top notch battery life too.
     
  6. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    wired or wireless?
     
  7. Nippon109

    Nippon109 New Member

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    with regards to wired or wireless... not too bothered, been looking at the wireless ones and they seem pretty good, but i hear the signal isnt very good with some. however, at the moment, leaning towards the wireless.
    cheers for the recommendation krikkit
    Ta
     
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    Got a logitech Vx nano and it's brilliant (no wireless issues at all) but just don't make my mistake of buying a usb mouse when the lappy has built in bluetooth. :wallbash:
     
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    hehe, cheers nsymons, was thinking bout that, then realised there is no bluetooth on the N130
     
  10. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    i tend to go for wired mice (i lose things alot). i have a microsoft notebook optical mouse 3000. looks pretty cool and doesnt cost much at all.
     
  11. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    +1 for the VX Nano, I originally bought it for my Eee PC then ended up using it as a desktop mouse as well, I like it as a gaming mouse, just really comfortable for me. The adapter is great for laptops, not so great for desktop use.. Range is pretty crap.
     
  12. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    I love my VX revolution. I tried the VX nano, but the scroll wheel does not function as an actual button (no, no amount of configuration tweaks can change this, it's a hardware limitation) making it a bit useless.
     
  13. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    logitech V320 cheap and small use um at work for our lappys.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151543

    its wireless has a little dongle that re-attahces to the mouse itself when transporting it.

    signal is very good not had an issues at all with them.

    all in all does exactly what it supposed to; small portable mouse for laptop JOB DONE
     
  14. Nippon109

    Nippon109 New Member

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    Cheers guys... have done my research, but at the moment am bit helpless, cos I am in Spain atm, and have ventured tot eh shops, but the prices are ridiculously high, so for now, think i'm just gonna get a really cheap mouse and when get back to London will order one off the web... Thanks for all ur input!!
    Ta
     
  15. GingerFox

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    I have the VX nano, i use it for my desktop. Its pretty great(Y)
     

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