Question from Kenny J.: I have an HP Ultrabook that only has two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and I need those for my external hard drive and printer.
I’ve been looking for a good Bluetooth mouse since they don’t need to be plugged into a USB port.
I’ve tried three different Bluetooth mice and found all of them to be too small to be comfortably used for extended periods of time.
I just can’t seem to find one that’s normal size. Do you know of one?
Rick’s answer: Kenny, as you have discovered, most Bluetooth mice tend to be smaller than a standard-sized mouse because they are most often used with mobile devices, not laptop or desktop computers.
That being said, there are indeed a few full-sized Bluetooth mice on the market. The one I like best is Technet 2600 DPI Bluetooth Mouse.
This mouse is very close to full size, and I’ve found it to be a joy to use. It fits great in my hand and it doesn’t cause the cramping and fatigue that’s typically associated with using a more compact mouse.
In short, this is a great mouse. Before you make a decision however, I recommend that you at least consider another option: You could always get yourself a powered USB hub.
Depending on the number of ports it comes with, a USB hub would allow you to use your external hard drive, your printer, your mouse and another device or two all at the same time. Of course using a hub means also having to use extra cables, not to mention an extra device (the hub itself).
Bottom line: If your primary concern is maximum convenience (and you don’t need to connect any additional USB devices), I recommend going with the Bluetooth mouse that I mentioned above. But if you place a higher value on flexibility, a powered USB hub is probably the best way to go.
I hope this helps Kenny. Good luck!
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