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18-month in use product review
on July 16, 2012
I traded in another Microsoft mouse (Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse) because it simply stopped working after only a few months after purchase. I ended up trading it in with a credit and bought this mouse instead.
I have to admit I like this mouse better and while it is a wireless and the other a simi-wired/wireless I was originally expecting a loss in speed for my gaming needs and found it did better then a mouse designed for gaming (the X8).
This mouse can generally run a full week without the need for recharging, however if I remember to put it on it's recharging cradle at night it is ready to go the next morning with no problems at all. The recharging cradle is on the small size but once I got use to placing the mouse on it found I like it's small profile design.
While some people may need multi-programmable buttons on their mouse this mouse does feature 2 fully programmable buttons, however the entire mouse is totally programmable using the supplied (or downloadable) software from Microsoft.
The mouse is the right size for a large hand which took a little getting use to, but in no time I found it was a comfort to use for hours on end unlike many other mice I have had including the X8.
I would order this mouse again in the future if it continues to perform as well as it has been the past 18 months I have been using it. Ya I know I could of written a product review sooner, but with some products I like to wait and see how they work over at least an 18 month period before giving a review since it is these types of reviews I myself would value in the purchase of most hardware products.