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Cables Unlimited USB-2545 Eco-Friendly Battery-Free USB Wireless Optical Mouse


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  • Innovative Scrolling Technology
  • With the help of RFID technology the mouse is constantly supplied with energy
  • Long recharging times and annoying cables are part of the past
  • Comfortable and Ergonomic
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 13 x 2.5 inches ; 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001EBJ9XS
  • Item model number: USB-2545
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

This Innovative Battery free, Wireless Optical USB Mouse is the perfect solution for eliminating cable clutter. With the help of RFID technology this mouse is constantly supplied with energy via the specially designed mouse pad. This avoids unnecessary pollution caused by disposing used batteries. Long recharging times and annoying cables are a thing of the past.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This is a very good mouse.
Ricky L. Yeh
I bought this mouse more than a year and a half ago and It's still working perfectly.
Mathew A. Tinsley
I would definitely recomend it.
Danny Estepp

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Martin on June 1, 2009
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>> See bottom for update <<

I bought this mouse for using with my laptop in bed, and the 9" hard plastic pad works out very well on top of the bedding. The mouse is great, and I actually like that it's active only when on the pad (it dies when you move it more than about an inch away). If I want to disable the mouse completely, while typing, for example, all I have to do is movie it off the pad, then put it back on the pad when I'm ready to use it again. But as much as I like the mouse, I have some concerns that cause me to deduct a couple of stars.

First of all, there doesn't seem to be a software driver for this mouse for Windows Vista. The specs says this mouse works with Vista, and it does, but only partly, using the native Windows driver or the Synaptics touchpad driver that came with my laptop. The problem with those drivers is that they don't allow reprogramming all five programmable buttons on this mouse, so I'm stuck with functions I don't want on two of the buttons, and one button that evidently isn't programmed to do anything at all.

Both the mini-CD that came with the mouse and the manufacturer's website (more about that later) install a driver that doesn't recognize this particular model, with the horizontal scroll wheel. It thinks it's a different model with a completely different set of buttons and no horizontal wheel. With that driver I can manage through trial and error to program the buttons the way I want, but the horizontal wheel doesn't work at all. So I've gone back to the Synaptics driver, which does (surprisingly) let the horizontal wheel work, although it doesn't allow its function to be reprogrammed as the mouse documentation claims.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Debra M. Lewis on June 18, 2010
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...but can't get past #3 in the *very* basic instructions. 1) Plug USB from mouse pad into computer. Check. 2) Light will start flashing red. Check. 3) Put mouse on top of pad in center. Check. 4) light will stop flashing and become steady red. NOPE.

I searched high and low for troubleshooting info, but the instruction manual that comes with the book is 5 double-spaced pages w/large font. At first I thought, "great -- it MUST be easy." And in theory, it really should be. I went online to the A4tech website, and looked for a support section. The only option is emailing; there is no phone number, and after reading other reviews, can't help by think I'm going to be flapping in the breeze here. I tried to download the manual, thinking it might be more comprehensive -- nope: "Error 404 - File not found." I even downloaded the drivers, even though they're not supposed to be needed for anything but advanced functions. No dice.

Color me frustrated.

I'm going to save the packaging, and give tech support their promised 72 hours to respond, and then ship it on back to Amazon. If they come through, I'll be sure to update.

UPDATE: More than 3 months later, never got a response whatsoever to two emails sent. Needless to say, I have long since returned it, but wanted to reinforce my earlier opinion of their non-existent customer service.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 22, 2010
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I haven't had this mouse to long so I can't necessarily comment on how long the shelf life on this mouse is. But I've had it long enough to use it thoroughly and I must say that I'm very satisfied with it. As soon as I got it I plugged it in to my computer and was using it within mere milliseconds. The side scrolling wheel and the "double click button" are both very helpful little creature comforts. As for how well the wireless/no batteries technology works, let me sat that you will not be disappointed. It works like a charm and doesn't come up short on what it promises. You just have to keep it on the charger pad, which isn't as inconvenient as it sounds because it works like a mouse pad. Actually the mouse practically glides right across the charger with almost no friction. It's like it's floating on air. This is an amazing investment. I mean, think about it. Most wireless mice are this price or even more than this one costs. With the money you'll be saving on batteries, you'll easily get all of this money back within a year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ricky L. Yeh on January 7, 2013
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This is a very good mouse. We are using this type of mouse for all our computers. It is easy to connect, just plug and use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mitch12yr on February 12, 2011
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I already have a battery free mouse and it has given good service for about 3 yrs.
The latest buy is for my daughter who is also very pleased with her new mouse .
I would reccomend the A4 to anyone.Cables Unlimited USB-2545 Eco-Friendly Battery-Free USB Wireless Optical Mouse
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary L. Montero on January 5, 2011
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My husband and I had purchased a wireless/battery-free mouse which we loved. After so many years, it started "dying" so we wanted to purchase another mouse, same type. We installed it but the driver was not compatible with our Dell Inspiron computer for some reason. I do enjoy the mouse because it is battery-free and wireless so I am adjusting to the buttons and how to open various files. Overall, the product is ok.
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I won this mouse, so I didn't pay a cent.

The package lists it as eco-friendly. Admittedly, there are no batteries. On the other hand, part of it (the mouse pad) still plugs into the USB port in order to provide energy to the mouse. I suspect that it uses more energy than a similar wired mouse.

I connected the mouse to a laptop that runs Fedora 12 (Linux). Without configuring anything, both mouse wheels work, and the x2 button works as a double click button. The standard 3 buttons all work. There are two additional buttons on the side that don't seem to do anything (but could probably be configured to do something).

The mouse does a good job controlling the pointer.

Unfortunately, there is a raised ridge around that edge of the mouse pad. After a day of mousing, I found it was hurting the tendon in my wrist. Perhaps a different location would work better.

I have no plans to use this product again. When I bother with a mouse I will use a corded optical mouse, for me works better than this mouse.
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