"Works ok, but I'm still looking for something better..."2.5 starson by gcgoodwin
Pros: Easy setup, comes with great bluetooth software, has on/off switch and uses replaceable rechargable NiMH batteries
Cons: Lag is much worse than I expected, too small
Summary: I realize I'm picky... but here's what I was looking for:
1. A wireless mouse (preferrably BT instead of RF)
2. A fast connection with no lag
3. Something that doesn't require a corded hub (what's the point of having a cordless mouse on a laptop if you'll have a wired hub coming out of the side or back of the laptop... why not just have a corded mouse coming out of the side or back of the laptop?)
4. Must have on/off switch so I don't have to remove batteries when mouse is stored in a laptop case to keep batteries from draining while device is not being used
5. Must be comfortable to use
6. Must have removable NiMH batteries (I don't want a non-replaceable rechargeable lithium-ion battery)
7. Would prefer a device where the dongle can be stored in or on the device while it's in a laptop case
8. Must have a scroll wheel
Here's how the Targus BT mouse measured up to my 8 requirements listed above:
1. It is wireless
2. There IS a lag
3. It does come with a USB dongle and no hub is required
4. It has an on/off switch
5. It's NOT comfortable to use (too small, for me anyway)
6. It does use 2 regular AAA rechargeable NiMH batteries
7. The dongle can NOT be stored in the mouse
8. It does have a scroll wheel
I was looking for something wireless that would be comfortable to use both on the road and as a full time desktop mouse when my laptop is at home on my desk.
For me it's a bit too small to replace a desktop mouse that will be used everyday. I think the smallest mouse I can use comfortably is something like Logitech's V200 RF mouse. I've tried Logitech's V500 RF mouse but it was also too small.
The lag is much worse than I expected... it's not majorly annoying for regular applications, but I believe it would be too much to play any action games.
Of my 8 requirements listed it passed 5, but because it didn't pass numbers 2, 5 and 7 I'll be taking it back for a refund and I'll keep looking 'till I find something that can pass all 8. So far I think the only one I've seen that will probably pass all 8 is the V200.
Overall the Targus is pretty good, but I'd only consider it if you're ok with some lag and can get used to the small size. I've seen a lot of other reviews that talked badly about the battery life... I've only had mine for 2 days so I can't comment on the battery life.