written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 12/18/2009
Buying a cheap computer mouse with excellent features is no longer a problem these days. There are so many cheap computer mice available in the market today. To help you find the right one for your needs, we've listed five of the best computer mice of 2009 that will give you bang for your bucks.
This Verbatim 96781 Nano Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse combines style and functionality with its 7 great colors and small form factor. It is capable of up to 2.4GHz wireless connectivity performance which ensures that the cursor movements won't have any delays. The mouse's Nano receiver slides right into the bottom of the mouse for safekeeping and its smooth, contoured grip makes this mouse a comfort to use and to hold. It also features a programmable roller button which lets you assign functions for 1-click access. ($16.65)
This 5-button computer mouse features 2.4GHz wireless connectivity for smooth movements. It is powered by 2 AAA batteries with on/off switch. It is flexible enough that you can adjust its optical sensor from 800 dpi to 1600 dpi and its small form factor makes it the perfect mouse for netbook users. This computer mouse supports Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, 2003, XP and Vista. It's 7x10x5.2 inch measurement makes it a very portable mouse that you can bring along whenever you travel. (Price: $18.20)
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Macally Portable 2.4 GHz Wireless Optical Mouse for Mac and PC
This sleek-looking computer mouse features a Nano USB receiver eject button with precision optical sensor and scroll wheel, an on/off switch and 800/1600 dpi resolution switch, as well as a battery compartment to complete its features. It also features 3 programmable buttons which can only be activated when paired up with a Mac. ($23.43)
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Mini Bluetooth Wireless Optical Cordless Mouse Mice for PC Laptop Notebook Dell HP Lenovo
This Mini Bluetooth Wireless Optical Cordless Mouse works well with any PC, laptop/notebook or more specifically with Dell, HP and Lenovo machines. It has a switchable CPI with built-in software solutions and a Bluetooth human interface that complies with the standard version of the Bluetooth SIG 2.0. The mouse is compatible with standard Microsoft mode and with machines running Windows OS. Its Bluetooth frequency band range is 2.4-2.4835 GHz. ($15.99)
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Cubeternet Bluetooth v2.0 Optical mini Mouse with Bonus Rechargeable Batteries
I know the bonus 2 rechargeable batteries may not be a big incentive to buy this computer mouse but its useful features might convince you to buy it. This computer mouse works with any Bluetooth enabled computers in whatever platforms. It has a hi-resolution optical sensor up to 1000dpi and a battery saving mode that prolongs the battery life. It even has a 10-minute idle power-down mode and the mouse powers up immediately as soon as you move it. (Price: $16.99)
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No doubt about it, the Macally Portable wireless optical mouse is my choice if I don't get to buy the elusive Apple Magic Mouse. The Macally portable mouse's white design is definitely a good match for my MacBook Pro.