Choosing which mouse to buy can feel a little overwhelming, as they all seem to do what you want yet there are so many to choose from!
Is it a case of just buying the cheapest one you like the look of or is there more to it?
As you’ve probably guessed, they’re not really all the same in terms of what they do, but they all fulfil the same basic function – point and click!
So, what can you do to avoid making a poor buying choice?
Firstly, you’ve started in a good place. Pat’s been using computers for over 30 years, and with the exception of the first couple, that includes the use of a mouse with Windows.
We’d recommend reading this site in conjunction with other review sites too. Our experience is here for you to benefit from, but it never hurts to get a second opinion. Specialist sites are the way forward, and a great example is this wirelessmouse.org page.
A bit part of what we like about some review sites is they talk a lot about customers alongside the products themselves. It’s all very well knowing a wireless mouse takes a couple of AA batteries, but what’s more helpful is knowing roughly how long you can expect them to last.
With some cheap mice, you can find yourself changing batteries every month, whereas the more expensive ones intelligently power down when they’re not in use, meaning those same batteries could last a year or more. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that will mean the more expensive purchase will be more cost effective in the long term!
While review sites will give you a lot of the information you need about the mouse you want to buy, you can take things further by reading the comments left on big sites like Amazon. While not every product will carry this information, it’s useful to back up 3rd party opinions when it is available.
The long and the short is that there are probably a large number of wireless mice that will be great for your needs, so rather than focusing on finding the perfect one, just rule out what you don’t want. That will leave you with a selection of candidates that will be wise buys, and you can then choose the final winner based on whatever you like – the one you like the look of, the cheapest, or whatever matters to you most.