Wireless Optical Mouse Battery Free
Setting up the Battery Free Optical Mouse is easy. Plug in the USB connector, place the mouse on the pad and you are greeted by the red power light together with the LED light glowing in the mouse. Window O/S shows new hardware found. Pressing the “TUNE” button on the mouse pad will automatically select the correct frequency for the wireless mouse.
Window XP recognizes the new device immediately, and I began browsing the Internet to get the feel of mouse. The information shown on the package indicated the Wireless Optical mouse works with Win Me; 2000; XP; 2003 and Mac 8.5 - 10X, further check on A4TEch website I found driver 7.64 would work with Win 9x. Bear in mind, there is no driver diskette included in the package. An hour later, I proceeded to a few chapters of Far Cry. Don’t worry, I get killed in no time and this is no fault from A4 Tech. My time to stay alive is the same with the Logitech Cordless Mouse.
The mouse pad measures approximately 9.5" x 6.25" or 24.5 x 16 cm. The wireless optical mouse is shaped by a ring of red LED light from the semi-transparent body; looks neat. In comparison, the A4Tech wireless is a bit smaller than Logitech Navigator Cordless. Despite the smaller size, it only took me a few minutes to getting use to the size.
Closer look, you would find the right and left clicks micro switches are covered by a single piece of plastic cover in black color showing a "smooth flow" appearance. Both the click buttons (unseen) have positive feel. The wheel action is firmed, and provides a sense of control to the users. The wheel is wider than Logitech and has deep groves to provide the "feel" on the index finger. The curser movement is smooth; the mouse works in concert with the "magic" pad that provides energy for the mouse. The ergonomic fit is acceptable, however I favor the Logitech.
I couldn't find anything that I dislike about this product insofar. At times, I might wish the pad could be just an inch wider or perhaps the cord from the pad could be a few inches longer. As it stands, the cord is pretty long about 60 inches; it comes in a bit short for me as all my systems are placed to my left and I'm right handed.
The Easy Go Mouse is next ->