Computer mice and keyboards are two peripherals that are often an afterthought. They are one of the last things that most people think of when buying a computer. They shouldn’t be ignored as we spend so much time with our hands mousing and typing. Why not use products that are well designed, comfortable, and ergonomic? Seems obvious, but I was guilty in this regard.
My last mouse and keyboard were both Microsoft branded and I didn’t realize how bad my mouse was until I got a new one. My mouse had tracking issues and after months of torture I decided to look for a new mouse. I settled on the EagleTec MR5M2509 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Mouse for just $9.89. Read on for more details…
EagleTec MR5M2509 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Mouse Review
I guess I got lucky in choosing this mouse because there are plenty of crappy mice in this price range. The EagleTec MR5M2509 comes in two colors; champaign and black. I now have both colors, one for each computer.
The first thing I noticed was the minimalist packaging. This matters to me, as I hate creating a bunch of trash/recycling for such a small product. Good job EagleTec. The box contains the mouse, nano wireless receiver, a quick start guide, and a user guide. Both manuals were written in clear english.
Installing the mouse was super easy. Basically install a AA battery and plug the nano-reciver into an open USB port… done.
The mouse is on the smaller side but not to the point that it is relegated to a life of travel only. It is a good size for daily use and feels great in my larger sized hand. There are 5-buttons on the mouse (left, right, scroll wheel, DPI, and two on the left side). The two buttons on the left side are customizable and come set as forward/backward for web browsing. This is a nice feature and really helps once I got used to using them. The DPI button is also a unique and cool feature that allows the ability to quickly change the DPI settings between 1000, 1500, and 2000. No need to adjust mouse settings via software to get the tracking speed you like.
On the bottom of the mouse is a storage compartment for the nano-reciever and a battery door for a standard AA battery (not included). The mouse is supposed to work for over 18 months on a single battery (depending on usage)… time will tell if that is the case. The nano-reciever is very small which is nice when plugged into a laptop USB port. I barely notice that it is plugged in.
- 2.4GHz Wireless mouse
- Switchable DPI 1000/ 1500/ 2000
- Five button design: Customizable for a variety of functions
- Soft rubber grips for comfortable use
- Automatic sleep and smart shutdown
– Included nano USB receiver
All-in-all I am very pleased with the EagleTec MR5M2509 wireless mouse!