Date: December 15th, 2009
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Microsoft Canada
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PRODUCT USE & TESTING
So after months of testing, how is this product to use?
As mentioned earlier, the 3/4 size of this mouse keeps it portable, but not odd to use as some of the small mice on the market. This mouse is small, but still feels like a solid piece of hardware in your hand.
When judging how comfortable a mouse is to use, you usually know within the first 15 minutes or so whether the product is for you. As for the Explorer Mini mouse being reviewed today, it integrated into my travel computing so well, it was like it wasn't even there. I was never noting any discomfort or anything at all. It just became an extension of my portable netbook working environment.
And I do have to say this, the Blue track technology is fantastic. Whether you are using it on a carpet, your jean clad leg or on a blanket in a hotel room, the mouse tracking amazingly well and without fault. In fact, I don't know how I ever used a mouse before without it. No longer do I have to get a magazine of the hotel room desk to place the mouse on to get some work done.
And remember those wireless mice that seemed to eat batteries weekly, well that should be a thing of the past. I would give you a relative timeline when the battery wears out but the first battery that came with the mouse that I installed is still going as strong as day one so that should tell you how easy it is on batteries.