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Comfortable and Responsive
on November 11, 2013
I've been using the Logitech M310 and decided it was time to upgrade. I ultimately decided on the Anker because of the price and the positive reviews, which is pretty much how I shop on Amazon.
Compared to the M310, the Anker is large. I would consider the M310 small, so the Anker is a medium sized mouse relative to the entire range. I have normal sized hands, and find the Anker to fit better than the smaller M310.
I have never used a contoured mouse prior to this Anker, and I now know I should have made the switch a long time ago. Because of the size and angle of the top of the mouse, it fits very naturally for my hand. Unlike the M310 which requires me to arch my palm to be able to hit both buttons, I can keep keep a much more natural hand-posture (if that's a thing). The small ledge that supports the thumb is also practical without adding bulk, and further adds to comfort. The main reason I started looking to replace my M310 was cramping/discomfort after 4-5 hours of use. The Anker is much more comfortable, even for long days of 10+ hours.
I really like the responsiveness of the buttons. They are crisp and clean, unlike other mice I've used which sometimes seem mushy. The pressure required to click the two primary buttons and the wheel are very similar, and are at a level that is enough to prevent mis-clicks but not too much to require any significant pressure. It really seems to fall in the Goldilocks range for me. The forward/back buttons on the side are placed well, and are more practical than some models I've used in the past that are placed on top of the mouse. The wheel has a satisfying click to it when spun that seems solid. My M310 makes noise and seems loose, perhaps due to the side-to-side click function built in. The space between notches is slightly smaller than that of my M310 as well which makes scrolling faster.
I work on two monitors, and in the highest resolution can move from end to end in about an inch. It stays pretty consistent at the 50% mark taking twice as far to cover the same space. I find myself most comfortable at the 75% setting which allows me to keep my wrist stable when navigating the desktop. At first I figured the easy top access to the setting was unnecessary, but have found that it is actually convenient to have a quick switch between the 50% and 75% settings when I'm working with spreadsheets where added accuracy is appreciated.
In all, this is a fantastic mouse for $15. The size, shape, and buttons are all very conducive to lengthy sessions at the desk. I have not had a chance to test battery life at length, but at a rate of a battery per week on my M310, I have to think this is going to be better. The auto-off feature is taking a little time to get used to, but I think it will become more natural in a couple more weeks. The built in receiver storage is a nice bonus as well.
Update 6/3/2014 - I just changed the battery for the first time (note I use this for work 9-10 hours per day). As expected, the auto-off feature is nothing I even notice any more. 7 months later I am still very happy with this mouse.