GE HO-97990 Wireless Optical Mouse
(14 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating:
Good while it lasted, but didn't last long
Jul 5, 2006
Review by severalhats
Pros:Nice clean fast cheap battery-efficient
Cons:Failed suddenly and without cause
Bought this at Target for $20
Recommend this product?
Good points: I experienced very low battery consumption, but it sounds like I may be the only one. Nice mouse, quick and precise, both in Windows and Linux (No extra drivers required in either).
The optical sensor died about two months after purchase. The scroll wheel and buttons work fine, but the optical sensor is toast. It still shines the light, but no surface registered movement. I replaced the batteries (2 different brands, store-bought new) and cleaned the sensor (first dry, then with isopropyl alcohol), but no change. To the garbage heap....
Amount Paid (US$): 20
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