78 of 81 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2012
First, a lot of people complain about the mouse being to small, my answer to that is: DEPENDS!. If you are going to use this mouse as your primary desktop/gaming mouse, then yes it might be too small for extended usage compared to an ergonomic full-sized gaming mouse. Now if you are going to use this as your laptop/ultra-book/netbook wireless portable mouse then it's perfect because it's exponentially better than any track pad.
Second, this mouse has all the standard features of a full size mouse: back and front thumb buttons, scroll wheel and click, 2 different dpi(the higher the dpi,the further the cursor moves with the slightest motion of the mouse.)
Third, you don't need a ridiculous usb antenna that uses up one of your usb slots. My ultrabook has bluetooth built in, thus making mouse syncing great and no need for any receiver to be attached to the machine. All I have to do is turn on mouse and on avg. it syncs in 1 sec (longest I have waited for the sync is around 5 secs)
Fourth, it's reliable (laser) and 2 AAA batteries last long time ( like 2 months with heavy usage) I have noticed if you leave mouse alone it goes to sleep then when it senses motion it re-syncs just as fast. Great battery saving feature. led blinks red when when low battery.
Fifth, the side are rubber a have a nice grip to them.
Sixith, Bang for buck. Price of this mouse for the quality is great.
Overall, being a computer engineer and long time computer gamer I have gone through a bunch of mouses , some have annoyed me to the point I have smashed them against the floor in moments of rage because of their poor performance. In other words, I'm a critical customer when it comes to electronics. So trust me when I say, this mouse blows a lot of dominant manufacturers compact mouses out of the water. I bought 2 extra mouses just in case they ever stop manufacturing this product.
Pfft. too small?! It must be lebron james or shaq buying this mouse for desktop usage and writing those "too small" reviews.
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2012
I have large hands and I was concerned about the size of this mouse but upon using it, I am absolutely in love with it. It comes with a carrying box thing and runs on two AAA batteries. I used to use this Targus Bluetooth Comfort Laser Mouse AMB09US (Black with Gray) and the improvement for me over that one is the fact this has an On/Off switch as opposed to just a button for syncing and turning off. Both the on and off switch and the sync button are conveniently located on the bottom and to make sure the batteries are working, or the DPI button has been pressed, there is a small LED on the top. So far I have not had any issues disconnecting as one reviewer mentioned. This item is also less money the the Targus one I listed.
I have only tested this on my Macbook pro and my Galaxy Nexus and both work fantastically. The back button on the left doesn't work on the Macbook (apple doesn't support that out of the box) but it does indeed work on the GNex.
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2013
When it's on and active, this mouse is perfect. It feels solid, has smooth and accurate tracking, and the buttons are nice and crisp. After powering the mouse on, it associates with my laptop very quickly. Also, it works on my Windows laptop, Linux laptop, and Surface RT (it can only be paired with one at a time). I've had the mouse for about 5 weeks and the batteries that came with it are still fine.
BUT, when I don't touch the mouse for about a minute, it goes into power-save mode. I haven't figured out the correct incantation to wake up this mouse yet; clicking the buttons or scroll wheel and/or moving the mouse around won't immediately wake the mouse up. I have to do it for about 5 seconds before it will wake up. Worse, the amount of time isn't consistent, and I have to actually move it around *continuously* until it wakes up (as opposed to moving it a bit and then waiting a few seconds).
This problem is super annoying and hinges on being a deal-breaker for me because I typically use multiple machines, so I have to wake this mouse up probably 20x each day.
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on December 5, 2012
I've been looking for a bluetooth mouse for some time. Nothing local worth owning, not in Microcenter, Best Buy, or Target. All the mice have those usb dongles and scream "2.4Ghz!!!" from the boxes, but I don't want to give up a USB port for a mouse or carry around a hub.
So I turn to my favorite store in the world, and decide to take a chance on this mouse.
The good -
Handles well. It's compact, it tracks well on every surface I've tested it on, including my Intuous tablet surface. It's got selectable DPI that works. It feels well built, and is solid without feeling heavy. Easy to connect to my Macbook Pro. It's actually bluetooth, too.
The not as good -
There's nothing *bad* about this mouse. It is smaller than I expected, but not so small it's uncomfortable to use. The non-use power-down is a little faster than I'd like, but a quick tap on the mouse wakes it up quickly.
Understanding that it's smaller than it looks, if you are looking for a real bluetooth mouse that works well, get it.
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on August 11, 2012
So far, this is a great little mouse. I definitely appreciate not having to "plug in" cords or gadgets to get it working. All I need to do is turn it on, and within seconds, my computer recognizes it, and the mouse is ready to go. At first, however, there were a few problems. If my computer (a brand new Dell XPS 14Z, with Windows 7) went into "sleep mode" or if I shut down the computer--or even if I turned off the mouse and turned it back on again--the bluetooth "signal" failed to connect the mouse and my computer, which is "bluetooth ready." After a little guesswork and tweaking--though I'm not sure what I actually did to get it going--the mouse and my computer have no trouble connecting at all now! Initially, I had to re-install the mouse to get it working again everytime it slept or when I turned it or my computer off. Unfortunately, the instruction sheet--which I thought was missing at first, but had been accidentally shoved under some mail on the counter as I opened the mouse package--didn't help with the problem I was having.
The final results overall is a great little mouse that I really like, and I'm glad that I took a chance and purchased it, despite the fact that there weren't that many reviews on it yet. By the way, the mouse came in a nice, sleek hard case. It also came with two AAA batteries installed, which, unfortunately, were DOA; so I had to replace those. I didn't mind that. According to the manual, batteries should last about 4 months with normal use. As I've only been using the mouse a few days, I can't attest to the truth of that yet.
I will revise my review if I find any deal-breakers or major problems with the mouse.
Update: August 25, 2012
I've had to re-install the mouse again since my first post. I thought at first that the battery was dead, but that wasn't the problem. Don't get me wrong; restalling the mouse is simple. All it takes is deleting it and turning it back on again for the computer's Bluetooth to recognize the signal, which only takes a few seconds. To me, that's not a big price to pay for a mouse that doesn't require using up a USB port, since I only have two of them. I suppose the mouse is like any Bluetooth device that can lose connection. It's a small matter to deal with. Now if it happens everyday, I might have an issue with it.
By the way, some have complained about the size of the mouse. For me, a female with average size hands, it's a great fit. It's actually nearly an inch larger than my microsoft laptop mouse. It's about 5 inches long from "head to tail"(Sorry, couldn't resist!), measuring across the top but takes up only 4 inches of desk space on the bottom. It's compact but hefty, and very sleek looking. The case I mentioned is a hard smokey black plastic--very nice case. I've never had a mouse come in a reusable case before, so it was a pleasant surprise.
It moves with accuracy as well. I'm able to adjust how fast the cursor moves and how fast I page up and down, although I'm not sure if that is the mouse or a feature on the computer itself. Sorry, but I'm not a pro. Just trying to help others make a decision. Hope this helps.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2013
This mouse works in the first few days. Now it starts to go to the sleep mode and will not wake up after few minutes when you keep clicking on it. DO NOT BUY IT.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2013
I was hesitant because of some of the reviews but I wanted to try this with my Surface Pro. I'm glad I did. They want almost $70 for the wedge mouse. I had no trouble syncing this thing up with my Pro. The side buttons work great for forward and back browsing.
The only real issue I see so far is the wheel is sometimes not fully responsive. It seems that some times I move the wheel 5 times but the screen only moved 3 or 4.
My son also hooked it up to his Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with out any issue.
It seems to come out of sleep mode very quickly for me. I hardly notice any lack of response .
Can't comment yet on battery life.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2013
I bought this to use with my Nexus 10 tablet and for that it works great. However, my newish HP laptop with Windows 7 really hates it and it almost never connects. I'm not sure if the problem is my laptop or the mouse, so take this issue with a grain of salt, it might be fine for you.
Mouse does feel nice in the hand and seems to be built to last. Also, it comes with a hard plastic case which was a nice addition.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2013
I had been looking for and at bluetooth mice for about a year to use with my Xoom Android tablet (Version 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich). A lot of the devices don't say much about android and some still say they're for Android 2.3, etc...
I received this in good time and it was more than I actually expected. It comes in a solid plastic case with foam padding for serious protection. Could have used that when I traveled every week and packed my devices in my carry-on. The quality of construction is very nice and feels high-end. The plastic on the top of the mouse is high gloss and very smooth. The buttons have excellent tactile feel and sound. The rubber grips on the sides are soft, comfortable and the shaping fits the hand very well. I have average sized hands, but I think this would work for just about anybody.
The actual size of the mouse, for me, is perfect. I have four computers with wireless mice and I use small mice on every one. The small mice are easily portable and I think they're far more comfortable and easy to use than the larger mice. I've had 2 microsoft larger wireless mice and a logitech wireless mouse that all came with wireless keyboards that I have set aside because they're too large and not comfortable. In addition, every one of the smaller mice pack well in my briefcase when I travel with them. Just as an FYI, I am using the Logitech M305, Logitech M325, and a Kensington PilotMouse. I don't have the others handy to check models.
Functionally, I'm still getting used to the bluetooth mouse on my Xoom Android. I use it only when I need to do website editing with drag and drop tasks and some Word and Excel work. The pointer is a little small for me and I'm still adapting to the mouse movement. There's not anything wrong with either, I think I need to make some adjustments on settings and working with the mouse on the 10" Xoom screen takes more concentration. This mouse (and my bluetooth keyboard [Logitech]) allows me to do work on my tablet that I normally wouldn't be able to do easily.
I'm very satisfied with the function of the mouse on my android tablet and extremely satisfied with the quality of the device itself. I hope this review helps someone else in their search and decision. When I was searching for a bluetooth mouse, many of the reviews concerned use on laptops and netbooks and few addressed use with Androids. BTW, I've also connected this to my Galaxy S III and it worked fine.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2013
I bought this device in May for my tablet. Being a software tester for a company in my home town I decided to see how it stacked up to other Bluetooth mouses I have had over the years. It paired easily with my nexus 7 and worked . I also tested it using PCs running Vista, Win7, Win8, Win8.1 and it worked great. I also tested it using a Kinivo Blue tooth adapter and it also worked fine. It has never been dropped, handled roughly, or misused in any way. Then it stopped learning into different devices. I replaced the batteries several times and did some troubleshooting and found that the device would not stay powered up for more than about a second. I emailed Amazon and they responded back the same day with warranty info and contact info for the manufacturer's customer service dept. They also said that if Gigabyte didn't resolve the issue to email them back and they would see what they can do. Amazon has great customer service.
I emailed Gigabyte and explained to them exactly what I posted at the beginning of this review and they replied, "What devices have you tried it on?". I explained again what devices I had tried it on and sent that back and they replied to that email with, "We don't support its use on tablets, have you tried it on any other devices?". At this point I was pretty miffed and asked them to stop jerking my chain and read my entire previous email. The next email I got from them was a reply stating that for warranty repair I would have to email a different email directly to tech support. I did that and today I got an email from them stating that I would then need to go to another site for their RMA stuff and register an account and submit a warranty request through there. I did that and as part of the request they asked for the serial number of the device which I provided. To which the automated system said that my device was out of warranty and there might be a charge to fix it. And yet their website says plain as day that PC peripherals have a 2 year warranty. When I go to the RMA site and submit the SN there I am told it is under warranty. I submitted the request and am waiting for a reply now.
As you can see, this has been a terribly frustrating experience. Stuff happens, devices fail, that's what warranties are for. But when a company institutes vague, convoluted RMA policies in an obvious attempt to get people to give up on getting warranty support for their products it makes me question whether or not I should buy anything from that company. I would strongly urge that you stay away from this product, if for no other reason that if it breaks while under warranty you will give yourself grey hairs trying to get warranty support.
UPDATE: After submitting all of my requests and finally getting approval to send the device into them for warranty repair, they sent me a new mouse. It took a few months to get it all done. In my opinion that is entirely too long to have to wait to get something accomplished. Many companies out there that provide warranty support pride themselves in a 3 day turnaround, and some of them are smaller companies than Gigabyte. But since they did the right thing, that counts for something. I am raising my review to 3 stars on account of the mouse itself being a great looking product, and when it works it is amazing.