I feel like a fool admitting this, but I still use my built-in laptop mouse to navigate around my notebook’s screen (I also place it on my lap so it can get my legs all nice and hot and not cool properly, you know, all the things they tell you NOT to do…but that’s another blog post for another day). I’d see other people–friends, family, my potential future mother-in-law–using optical mice but always figured they’d be too expensive.
Today, my mouse started having issues. It was sticky. Unresponsive. Wouldn’t go where I wanted it to. Annoyed the daylights out of me. I finally got it working but realized: I really need to look into getting a cordless optical so I don’t have these issues anymore. A recent move forced me to use my laptop for everything; I love my desktop but it isn’t even setup yet; it’s boxed up with most of my other stuff in the basement of my new house. So. The laptop needs to remain functional, and an unresponsive mouse is NOT an option.
Fortunately I was wrong about cost…and I’ve never been so happy to be wrong. I can get a Logitech LX6 Cordless mouse with USB transmitter at ThriftyComputer.com for under ten bucks. Under ten bucks! I couldn’t believe it. So, I’m going to finish writing this post and then go buy an optical mouse so I’m not longer a slave to finicky laptop-installed mice any more. Check out the product here at ThriftyComputer.com…your online source with the best prices and warranties you can find (and I can too!).