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Logitech B100 Optical Mouse Review

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The Logitech B100 is a very inexpensive, high quality mouse with no frills that will last a very long time. A great mouse for anyone looking for a basic, easy to use mouse.

The Logitech B100 Optical USB Mouse is an inexpensive, high quality wired mouse from Logitech designed to provide accuracy while using the computer without having to pay a large sum of money. Selling for only $11.30 on Amazon, this USB mouse is one of the cheapest available online. The mouse is cleverly designed so that is ambidextrous, and left and right handed people alike will have no problem using this mouse. No drivers have to be installed once the USB cord is plugged in, something that only Logitech provides, and helps keep things simple when setting up a computer for the first time, or for elderly computer users.

The cord for the mouse is quite long, actually reaching around 1.8 metres, so the distance from the computer tower to the desktop should not be a huge issue. The optical mouse measures in 800 dpi, or dots per inch, making it a highly precise instrument and meaning that the cursor will not skip or lag across the screen. While this mouse does not have any special features, it is highly reliable, and will not rely on batteries or constant charging because of the wired connectivity. This mouse will work with Windows based PCs running Windows XP or higher, Linux based PCs running Kernel 2.4+, or Macintosh based PCs running Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher.

The scroll wheel on this mouse is quite comfortable and accurate, and is not overly sensitive like other scroll wheels are. It is great for scrolling through documents and webpages, and will never jump ahead or fail to respond. However, the scroll wheel does make quite a lot of noise while being turned, which could become annoying after an extended period of time. The buttons on the mouse are responsive and have a good feel to them, taking enough effort to make sure that you will not accidentally click on something, but not enough so that it is an ordeal to click on something. The mouse is also great for travel, as it only weighs 4.8 ounces, and measures 3.2 x 1.7 x 5 inches, making it extremely lightweight and small, and hence very portable. However, the light weight of the mouse could be an issue, because it is extremely easy to move the mouse around on a desk, and it could be too light for some people, or simply not durable enough if dropped on the ground.


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