Best wireless mouse for a netbook

One of the first accessories you’ll want to get for your netbook is a wireless mouse. The touchpad is nice but for extended use a mouse is the only way...

One of the first accessories you’ll want to get for your netbook is a wireless mouse. The touchpad is nice but for extended use a mouse is the only way to go. There are alot of different types of mini mice out there made just for laptops and netbooks. They are small, have long battery lives, and are usually bluetooth (the ones worth having are).

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I decided on the Logitech V450. There are only 2 brands that make Bluetooth mice with the nano receiver and that’s Logitech and Verbatim. Since I have used many Logitech mice and keyboards in the past I knew that they were very high quality and decided to go with one of them. Logitech’s best Bluetooth mouse is the VX nano, but its $55 price range was a little more than I wanted to pay. The second best mouse by Logitech is the V450, and I managed to find a remanufactured one on Amazon for $22. It also came with a 90 day warranty so I wasn’t too worried about not buying new.

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The V450 has the normal left and right buttons along with a scroll wheel with side-scrolling. There aren’t any sync buttons on the mouse or receiver, you just stick batteries in and plug in the dongle and they find each other and work. This is by far the easiest Bluetooth connection I have ever done. Another nice feature is that you can store the receiver inside of the mouse and when you plug it in the mouse automatically turns off (although I just keep mine plugged into the computer).

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The battery life is listed at 12 months, but of course this depends on usage. There is also a power button on the bottom of the mouse that you can turn off when you’re not using it to extend battery life even farther. Overall I would definitely recommend the Logitech V450 if you’re thinking about getting a wireless mouse for your netbook.

You can get it from Amazon for Amazon for $22.