Logitech Wireless Mouse M185

I am currently using a Knoppix Linux to bring life to my err Compaq Presario Laptop. I wanted a wireless mouse but hesitant to get one. Most computer accessories are designed for Microsoft Windows and might not work with linux distros. Using forums to know what works and what is not might not give a reliable result. I found it hard indeed.

I tried looking in spite of the doubt. I got a hold of this Logitech wireless mouse. According to label, it works on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.5 or later and Linux kernel 2.6+. I bought the mouse thinking the chances of failure is very minimal.  It will work on any linux distribution as long as the kernel is 2.6 or later.

m185 logitech mouseIt comes with a three years limited hardware warranty. I never understand what they mean by it. Most mouse have a very limited warranty time of seven weeks to six months. Anyway claiming warranty for a 750 pesos mice is not worth the time and effort.

A single battery gonna last for 12 months. The value might get longer or shorter depending on battery type and usage.

Luckily, the mouse is working. I just plug the nano usb type receiver and started using the mouse. No installation or tweak done.

m185 logitech mouse bottomIt comes with a pre-installed AA size GP battery. It has an on-off switch. Switch off when not in use to conserve battery life. The sensor is an invisible light optic. No visible light seen when in use.

m185 logitech mouse batteryEvery aspect of mouse operation just feel right, left and right button, center scroll and the mouse hover.

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