Wireless Mouse For Your Ubuntu

This is going to sound like a paid review but it is not. In case you are in the market for a wireless mouse and you can’t decide which one to get, or you’re wondering if it will work for your Ubuntu-powered computer, well, this I can suggest – Logitech Wireless Mouse M325.

Originally I wanted this particular Logitech mouse, but sadly it is not available where I’m at.

The M325 is not too small and not too large. Perfect if you are buying a wireless mouse for your laptop. The size of the device comfortably fits in your laptop bag’s inside pocket without adding extra bulk or weight. Its contoured shape and rubber grips keeps your hand from slipping even when you have a sweaty palm. There are no blinking neon lights that makes the mouse glow like a flying saucer, and while some may perceive this as lacking in style, I for one think that it helps prolong the battery life of your mouse.

It comes with a standard 2 buttons – left & right – and the scroll wheel. The scroll wheel also doubles as a back-forward “button” that becomes very handy when surfing the web.

A very small nano-receiver goes into a USB slot, stays there and you can forget about it.

The best thing so far is that it works out of the box for Linux kernel 2.6 and above. On my Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 I just plug the receiver, turn on the mouse and that’s about it. Zero configuration.

Battery is included.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a nice-looking traditional optical mouse look no further. You should consider buying the official Ubuntu Mouse. Get it at the Canonical Store.

It has a USB retractable and detachable cable, and the mouse itself has a unique-looking rectangular shape. The Ubuntu logo and the sides of the mouse glows orange.

Don’t be fooled. You think this Ubuntu Mouse does not have a scroll wheel? Think again. The wheel is located at the right-hand side of the mouse. You should be able to make it out if you click on the photo above.

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver

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Notice: This article was published on November 22, 2011 and the content above may be out of date.