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Things to Know Before Buying a Wireless Optical Mouse

Khushnuma Irani Feb 21, 2020
Many people claim that the wireless optical mouse is better than the other types of mice available in the market. They are not wrong, but before you splurge on a new mouse, here is some information that you might want to look at.
The dreaded time has come for you to go to a computer store and buy a mouse. Being a technophobe, this is quite a traumatic step for you. You are terrified that from the minute you step into the store people are going to know you are completely unaware of what to buy and what to look at. So what do you do? You could always however, research.
So, what does one look for in a computer mouse? Most people will say it needs to suit your needs, others say it needs to be technologically advanced, and some will say it needs to be compatible with your computer. In fact they are right, you need to look for all these things while going out there to look for the best computer mouse.
Now, the computer mouse has come a long way from what it used to be. So, there are three basic kinds of computer mice―mechanical, optical, and laser. Now, you need to decide which one you want; do you want a basic mechanical mouse, or would you rather splurge on a spanking new optical or laser mouse. The optical one is what we would suggest.

Tips To Buy An Optical Mouse

Scroll Wheel

Most optical mice will come with a scroll wheel. This is a small wheel that lets you scroll up and down without really moving your hand up and down. Most will have the scroll wheel, but there are some that don't; its best to get one with a scroll wheel.

Tilt Wheel

This is another feature that most optical mice come with, but there are some that don't. The tilt wheel is a great feature; it lets you scroll sideways on the screen without moving your hands from left to right, or vice versa.


If you don't want to be bothered by wires, you need to buy an optical wireless mouse. A wireless mouse is great and uses radio frequency to coordinate with the computer. It will need frequent battery replacements, or may need to be recharged. You need to be aware of Bluetooth and WLAN facilities on your computer to be able to use wireless optical mice.

Shortcut Features

If you are lazy, or someone who doesn't have a lot of time, then get a mouse that has shortcut features. This means the optical mouse will have shortcut buttons, like 'page up' and 'page down', to allow you to work faster.


While selecting your optical wireless mouse, you should always try using it before buying. It should feel comfortable and natural in your hand. If you have small hands or large ones, you can get your mouse according to that as well.


You should choose a mouse according to the kind of work you do on your computer. Each mouse will have a different precision level, and the mouse needs to respond to your needs.


A good and advanced optical wireless mouse could cost $30-$50 but if you need a fancy mouse for gaming purposes, the price can go up to $100.


You can always choose a stylish optical wireless mouse; there are a large variety of colors, textures, graphics, and patterns available. Browsing online retail sites could help you know more about the prices of different types of stylish mouses.
Buy something that is good quality and user-friendly, so that you don't need to head to the computer store again. Buy something that is good quality and user-friendly, so that you don't need to head to the computer store again.