TeckNet Classic 2.4G USB Cordless Optical Mouse Review
Experiences with the TeckNet Classic 2.4G USB Cordless Optical Mouse
So I decided to get a wireless mouse because the trackpad gestures on my cheap Netbook from China were too easily triggered and there was no way to turn them off or contact support to tell me how to fix it. After careful consideration of all the options, I decided to get a Technet mouse. I have been using it for 2 months and wanted to share my TeckNet Classic 2.4G USB Cordless Optical Mouse review a of the device. My first impression from the sales page was that it is probably a white label product that is resold by a UK seller, but that doesn’t usually bother me too much as long as the product is ok. The price, available colour, product ratings and checks for fake reviews on fakespot as well as reviewmeta were looking quite decently so I went for it.
The setup was fairly easy: Plug in the USB receiver, put in an AA Battery (not included), flip the switch to turn the mouse on (for power saving) and connect by pressing buttons on the mouse. Simple. The connection however only works over the Nano receiver and not a Bluetooth connection. When you are done, you can store the small USB receiver safely in the battery compartment of the mouse which is a nice feature so you don’t lose it.
TeckNet Classic 2.4G USB Cordless Optical Mouse Manual
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Look & Feel
The mouse comes in a modern and slightly futuristic look. It is a far cry from a cheap looking standard mouse. When you touch it, it feels very well designed and fits perfectly for an average to smaller size hand. To me, it feels a bit small but that is what I wanted for travelling. The design was made for right-handed persons. All buttons can be easily reached if you work with your right hand. It has 3 standard buttons and 2 where the thumb rests. The mouse wheel is the 3rd button. Above the wheel is a rectangular button that blinks when the battery is low and functions to change the report rate.
It feels like a solid build when you rest your whole hand on it and not like a cheap product made for dollar, pound, or euro stores. What I half expected, due to the price and origin of the product (China), was that the plastic would leave a weird chemical smell on your skin but this is fortunately not the case.
The mouse fulfils all criteria for professional use from my perspective. All the buttons can be easily pressed and when you do, you get this satisfying click sound as feedback. The movements are tracked perfectly and I think much more precisely than a more expensive premium mouse. The surfaces I have tried are a cloth mousepad, wood, trousers and old newspapers and it translated all mouse movements perfectly on the screen worked perfectly.
Buttons are unfortunately not programmable as no extra software is delivered with the mouse. The mouse wheel supports one tick smooth scrolling and when you press it, it brings up the round 4 arrows symbol (Chrome) which allows you scrolling horizontally and vertically using mouse movements. Guess this must be a feature of the operating system or browser. The two buttons on the side allow skipping back and forth in your internet browser.
According to the manual, the battery lasts 18 months. The mouse has a battery saving mechanism so when you don’t use it, the mouse turns off automatically. In addition, there is a switch at the bottom which allows you to turn it off manually. So far I used it for two months with a quality battery and had no issues with the energy supply.
There is not much negative about this product. The mouse would be almost perfect if there wasn’t a small issue with the connection. Despite being very responsive my mouse loses its connection every 15-20 minutes or so but does quickly reconnect when moving it around or pressing a button. That basically means that there is a very short lag in response time. Thus, I wouldn’t recommend it as a gaming device as I would no wireless mouse (every nanosecond speed improvement counts here).
However, I only used it for office work like Word, Excel and music listening where you may stop using it for a few minutes and thus an energy saving mechanism might have kicked in.
What I think actually is an issue is if your laptop or computer has only a limited number of available USB ports and the receiver will take up vital space. In that case, you can try a USB hub / USB Splitter a or Bluetooth mouse a.
This concludes my TeckNet Classic 2.4G USB Cordless Optical Mouse Review.