Keeping the ease of use and comfort in mind, Logitech has recently launched its new Bluetooth mouse, the M557. Removing the need for an USB receiver or wiring, the M557 is compatible with multiple platforms ranging from Bluetooth-enabled PC, Mac or Windows 8 devices.
I think what interests me about this mouse is that the buttons can be customized to use your preferences using Logitech's powerful software. As such, even lefties (like me) can use this mouse although most lefties would have adapted to using the standard mouse by now... The mouse offers a slim and sleek design for a nice fit but those with big hands will find the shape a hindrance.
The scoller wheel is smooth and responsive, letting one scroll through pages and documents with ease. On the plus side, you just need to press the wheel left or right to navigate between webpages or windows. If you wish to return to your desktop, just press the window icon button beneath the scoller wheel.
Connecting the mouse is easy as you just need to flick the button at the underside of the mouse. Just remember to turn on your own computer's bluetooth first. To refresh or reconnect, there is also a button for that.
Understandably, users may ask how long will a bluetooth mouse last. According to Logitech, the M557 can be used up to 12 months between battery changes. That is a long time and a real cost saver for batteries. To replace batteries (AA batteries by the way) the bottom part of the mouse can be easily detached with just a push of a button.
The Logitech M557 mouse is priced at RM119 at retailers nationwide.
* Product was on loan for review but opinions and comments are the writer's own.