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Mini Mouse (LOL)?

by jainagray / May 4, 2009 2:23 AM PDT

Hi,

I thought I would get a wireless mouse for the used laptop I just bought, an HP NC6000. I checked around on the Internet and found a HP wireless mouse, EY018AA#ABA. Cute little thing! Anyway, does anyone have experience with this particular mouse? Failing that, how does a mini mouse stack up against a full size mouse? I have very small hands, so am thinking the mini might be OK. I want to be as mobile as possible but still want to have a mouse to use when I get to use the
laptop on a flat surface.

Regards,

Jaina

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I went for the v450 nano.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2009 2:35 AM PDT
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Nano Mouse
by jainagray / May 4, 2009 2:47 AM PDT

Hi,

Looks like a very nice mouse, but a bit pricey for my budget at about $45.00. The HP is under $20. I'm trying to do this whole laptop thing on a bit of a shoestring. Starving writer and all that :-). Like a character in Dickens' novel, Bartleby the Scrivener, I get paid by the word...

Regards,

Jaina

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My brother...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2009 3:07 AM PDT
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Thought it was pricey but later confided he really liked making this choice.

The HP model is fine. Look around for a V320 or V220 in stores and see if you like that. http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=910-000153-R&cat=MOU

I have a V320 here and it's the same size but no nano receiver and AAA batteries vs. AA. Not that it matters but I prefer AA all around the house.
Bob

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Or even here, for $15 less
by 1shado1 / May 4, 2009 3:08 AM PDT
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Internet connection to download required software
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2009 6:29 AM PDT

"Internet connection to download required software"

That's quite a strange statement. All the models I noted work fine in Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and flavors of Linux.
Bob

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I'm Not Too Concerned
by 1shado1 / May 4, 2009 7:25 AM PDT
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Why I'm concerned.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2009 7:57 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm Not Too Concerned

You have to be on the receiving end of the call when Logitech drivers cause issues. There's a free lesson here.

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As Usual...
by 1shado1 / May 4, 2009 8:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Why I'm concerned.

The meaning of your Confucius-like replies are lost on me. We don't all have the wisdom of your admittedly vast experience. Please spell it out for this poor dullard. : )

You recommended the v450 nano.
I saw it for a cheaper price.
The seller has 100% positive feedback.

Where is the concern?

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The concern is simple as pie.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2009 8:39 AM PDT
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The site writes the drivers are required and in fact are never required.

Help others avoid this issue.

Thanks for the cheap link.
Bob

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Mouse Driver
by Renegade Knight / May 5, 2009 7:17 AM PDT

I've never needed driver for any moust (except for the DOS days). However I have needed a driver to get some features working (extra buttons) on them.

Like you I have that Logitech Nano. Love the reciever. Now they are coming out wiht the colors...may have to buy one of those.

For the OP Logitech does have a 20.00 little brother that works great and is comfortable. You can pick it up at WalMart or your local equivilent.

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