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Review of the Inland USB Mouse (Optical)
Rating for the Inland® USB Mouse
The Sleek, Full-Sized Inland® USB Mouse
Inland®'s USB Mouse, Model #337543
The Inland® USB Mouse, Model #227543, is a fantastic optical mouse that I highly recommend, if you are in the market for a new mouse. In addition to a ridiculously low price (I believe I paid about $1 for it on sale), it has all of the features I want as a laptop user on-the-go--including the cord so it doesn't fall on the floor or get lost!
I bought this mouse to use with my MacBookPro laptop, which, like most laptops, came with a small keyboard and one-button trackpad that caused aches in my hands. So, I bought a full-size separate keyboard and the Inland USB Mouse and no longer suffer from these complaints.
Inland® Mouse Specifications
- Model # 337543
- Two buttons
- One scroll wheel
- Optical (laser) movement detection/tracking
- USB-powered (integral USB cable)
- Rating 5V, 100mA
- FCC and CE rated
- Made in China
The Bottom of the Mouse
As you can see, the four feet of this mouse far enough that they are not likely to wear out as quickly as your average mouse. Additionally, since it is an optical (laser) mouse, there are far fewer moving parts to break or wear out over time compared with early generation mice such as rollerball mice.
Note: To open the mouse, remove the quality control sticker, which is placed over the top of a phillips head screw. Unscrew this, and the mouse comes apart easily. Only take the mouse apart if you know what you're doing, however, or if it's broken and you have nothing to lose by investigating: don't ruin a good peripheral just because you're curious about what's inside it.
An Optical Mouse Works on Most Surfaces
Since this is an optical mouse, no mouse pad is necessary. In fact, an optical mouse will work on virtually any surface except glass or mirrored surfaces. In this photo, it is working on a velour blanket!
Features and Benefits of the Inland® USB Mouse
Fits comfortably in most people's hands--not too small like many mouse devices are today.
Good for right- or left-handed users
Smooth scroll wheel
Allows for efficient scrolling/zooming/other actions
Four significant gliding feet
Glides easily across all surfaces I tested it on; gliding feet are "tall" enough that they won't soon wear down like many mouse feet do
Optical, not mechanical, movement detection
Allows mouse to be used on most any surface except glass--including the velour blanket on my sofa!
USB/corded mouse, not cordless`
Since I use a laptop and am always on the go, having a cord to tether the mouse and keep it from falling on the floor or getting lost is ideal.
Pleasant color selection
I chose a metallic red mouse, but other colors available (including traditional black) were equally pleasing
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A Related Product: The Inland Travel USB Mouse
How an Optical Mouse Works
Taking Apart an Optical Mouse
The following video shows you how to take apart an optical mouse and explains the inner workings. It's not nearly as complicated as the inner workings of a mechanical mouse!
Taking Apart an Optical Mouse--Hindi
Another Inland-brand Mouse with a Scrolling Wheel Problem
If you are looking for a great, full-sized mouse to go with your laptop or other computer, I highly recommend the very economical and solidly built Inland USB Mouse. The USB cord is helpful for keeping the mouse from falling on the floor or otherwise getting separated from your computer, and the styling makes it ideal for left- or right-handed use. Besides, as an optical mouse it works on virtually any surface without needing a special mouse pad: excellent for on-the-go use.
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