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Genius Ergo 8800 Wireless Mouse
Author: Richard Jackson
Manufacturer: Genius
Source: Genius
Purchase: Amazon.com
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May 28, 2014

Conclusion:

The Genius Ergo 8800 is well built and incorporates all the features you would expect to find in your typical mouse. It has a fairly traditional design for universal (right-handed) comfort and it doesn't do anything extra that would require special software or setup time. Pretty much a plug and play device that is well suited for desktop use and perhaps some casual gaming.

The mouse is comofortable to use, and the feedback from clicks is very nice - just a nice tactile response with minimal noise. It would be well suited for desktop use, as well as for laptop use if you find that 'travel' mice are just too tiny to use comfortably. The Stick-N-Go adapter and the extremely small footprint of the pico USB receiver are other features that would make this mouse appealing for portable use, despite its rather large size.

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My only real complaint is that the bottom is not completely flat, so when it is used on a hard surface it wobbles from back to front... Kind of like a table with a short leg. Every movement of my hand, and every use of the scroll wheel causes it to wobble, and it is getting a bit annoying. It could just be this sample, perhaps something as simple as the installation of the glide pads on the bottom, so I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt that this an individual unit flaw and not a design flaw. When used on a softer surface, like a foam backed mouse pad, the wobbling effect is not detectable.

Shopping for the Genius Ergo 8800 finds it at Amazon.com for just over $48 (US). This price might be a bargain for a high end gaming mouse, but that is not what we have here with the Ergo 8800. It is definitely a nice mouse, but I am unsure that it is $48 worth of nice. I see other mice at Amazon.com with similar features and decent reviews for half this price, so I am left wanting more for my money.

Pros:

Solid feel in hand, and easily glides on many surfaces
Nice feedback from clicks without unnecessary noise
On the fly resolution changing between 800, 1200 and 1600 DPI
Tiny USB receiver won't get in the way when installed
Stick-N-Go is a novel way to keep track of your mouse when not in use

Cons:

Review sample not completely flat from back to front, so it wobbles like a table with a short leg
Around $48 at Amazon seems a bit steep

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