The humble mouse is easy to overlook in a PC setup, for example I’ve used a low cost Microsoft mouse for years, it did everything I needed, had back and forward buttons on it, and was OK to use for long periods of time.
However for very little money EC Technology can provide you with an alternative, one which, because of the low cost, I wasn’t expecting to be much better than my existing trust mouse. Turns out even at a low price point you can get a really good bit of kit suitable for lots of different PC roles. The designers have done a great job on creating a mouse which is very comfortable to hold, far more so than my previous mouse. It’s also a nice looking mouse, it has a sleek aggressive look to it.
This is a right handed mouse which has the back/forward buttons on the left hand side, easily thumb clickable, and has a really nice finish to it which makes it feel of higher quality than expected at this price point. It comes with a good length cable so you shouldn’t have any issues if your PC is stored under your desk.
As well as the usual scroll wheel the mouse has an additional switch, one that quickly adjusts the DPI (how fast your mouse pointer moves around). This makes it a great allround mouse, on the desktop you can lower to 800 DPI to ensure your cursor isn’t flying across the screen too quickly, then when in game you can pump it up to 2400 DPI allowing you to, for example, quickly spin around in a FPS.
Download and install the driver software and you can tinker further, the software looks crisp and clean and is very easy to use, for example setting specific commands to the back/forward buttons or creating different button profiles. This is useful if you’ve assigned game specific functions to the mouse as you could have a ‘desktop’ profile and a ‘game’ profile.
The gaming mouse features a light on the back which changes colour depending on which DPI setting you’re using.
A great mouse at a great price, this available now on Amazon: http://goo.gl/EKR792
Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo for Windows, 2.4 GHz Wireless, Compact Wireless Mouse, 8 Multimedia & Shortcut Keys, 2-Year Battery Life, PC/Laptop, QWERTY UK Layout - Black
£19.98 in stock
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- Reliable Connection Up To 10 Metres: No delays or dropouts, even in the busiest wireless environments with Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz. 128-bit AES keyboard encryption keep your information secure
- Plug and Play: The mini USB-receiver included provides a reliable wireless connection up to 10 m. The laptop mouse features a built-in storage compartment. Take your mouse wherever you use your computer
- Long battery life: Up to 24-month keyboard and 5-month mouse battery life, auto-sleep — means you can watch YouTube videos, catch up on Facebook, explore last.fm for months without changing batteries
- Want to turn up the volume on a song or check out your favourite website?: It's all at your fingertips with eight multimedia, hot keys for instant access to the Internet, e-mail, play/pause, volume
- Great Comfort: The design of this keyboard creates a comfortable typing experience thanks to the low-profile, whisper-quiet keys and standard layout with full-size F-keys, number pad and arrow keys
Logitech G213 Prodigy Gaming Keyboard, RGB Backlit, Qwerty UK Layout, Black
£44.99 in stock
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- Personalise five individual lighting zones from a spectrum of over 16.8 million colours on this RGB keyboard
- Full-sized gaming RGB keyboard designed for gaming and productivity; the slim body is built for gamers of all levels with a durable construction that repels liquids, crumbs and dirt for easy clean-up
- This gaming keyboard brings together in tactile feel and performance with keys built specifically for the way gamers play
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Logitech MK850 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo, 2.4GHz Wireless and Bluetooth, Curved Keyframe & Wireless Mouse, 12 Programmable Keys, 3-Year Battery Life, PC/Mac, QWERTY UK Layout
£75.88 in stock
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- Custom Productivity Experience : The MK850 wireless combo gives you increased productivity thanks to Logitech software OPTIONS, allowing you to assign 12 keys and buttons to your favourite shortcuts
- Built for Comfort : Designed for all-day typing with oversized, cushioned palm rest, familiar deep-profile keys, curved key frame and adjustable tilt legs; two AAA batteries with a 3-year lifespan
- Precision Mouse Control : Contoured mouse's soft rubber surface fits ideally into your palm, hyper-fast scrolling wheel to fly through webpages/documents. Works with Windows, Mac, ChromeOS, Android
- Multiple Device Compatibility : Swapping between PCs, laptops and Macs is simple; type and switch seamlessly between tablets, computers, phone; Pair up to 3 individual devices via Bluetooth/USB receiver
- Logitech DuoLink : To get the most out of the MK850 wireless combo, download the Logitech Options software Duolink, link your keyboard and mouse together for custom functionality, smarter navigation