A Computer Mouse comes in handy when navigating through your computer programs or when browsing the internet.
You will agree with me that a mouse will allow you to perform tasks such as copy, cut, outline, paste among other tasks.
The mouse come in various types and usually differ in their design, size, color and even connectivity features. Some are wired while others are wireless.
Price & Availability
Types Of Computer Mice Available For Sale
Wireless mouse is cordless and communicates to the computer via Bluetooth or radio-frequency (RF) technology. Radio frequency wireless mice usually require USB dongle to link up with the computer. Most Bluetooth type of mice normally connect to the computer via 2.4GHz wireless frequencies and provides connectivity within a certain range.
A cordless mouse can be moved around without being hampered by any wire. There is less cable-clutter on your desk when using a wireless mice. However, wireless devices require batteries to run and RF type of mice will also block one of your USB port.
HP X3000 Wireless Mouse
Comes with USB Nano receiver
Fast-moving scroll wheel
2.4GHz wireless connection
12-month battery life
Contoured shape & Rubber side grips
Works with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10
AA Battery included.
Price: KSh 1,599 Buy Now
A4TECH BT630N Bluetooth Wireless Mice
Range: 10 meter
3 Buttons & Scroll Wheel
Power supply: 1 AA battery
Resolution: 1000 dpi
Compatible: Windows 2000/2003/Vista/XP/7
Price: KSh 1,900 Buy Now
An optical mice makes use of optical sensor, LED light plus digital signal processing. The optical mouse is designed to respond quickly, smoothly and precisely, eliminating any chance of failure. This mouse doesn’t require a mouse pad.
Dell WM123 – Wireless Mouse
3-button optical mouse
Radio frequency technology
Comfortable and contoured shape
1-year battery life
Comes with Nano USB receiver
AA Battery included
Price: KSh 1,499 Buy Now
Acme MS10 – Mini Optical mouse
Rubber scroll wheel
Connector type: USB
Resolution: 1000 dpi
Cable length: 120 cm
OS requirements : Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/7TM or higher
Price: KSh 589 Buy Now
Wired or corded mouse connects to the computer via USB port or PS2 connector. A wired mouse is powered by the computer and does not require batteries to operate. However, wired units come with additional cable-clutter and are also restrictive since you have to work close to your computer.
EBlue Puntero Wired Mouse
Connector Type: USB 2.0
6 feet long Wire
Compact and Light-Weight
Big Rubber Scroll Button
Red LED illumination
Size:120 x 60 x 37mm
Product Compatibility:Windows 98/ 2000/ME/NT /XP/win 7
Price: KSh 499 Buy Now
Crown USB Mouse
Compatibility: PC, Mac and Netbook
Nice and smooth
Price: KSh 860 Buy Now
Gaming mouse come with extra features to enhance your gaming experience. These features include ergonomic design, laser sensors, quick response time, light-click buttons and built-in counterweight for balance and physical feel.
Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
Power: AAA batteries
Price: KSh 394 Buy Now
Multi function Mouse
Multi function mouse can be used when performing a variety of tasks such as graphic design, animation, gaming or audio production. This type of mouse usually come with extra features.
Sleek micro switch for incredible clicking speed
Counter-weighted for balance and playing “feel
Adjustable DPI Range
Rubberized Scroll Wheel
Compatibility: Windows 98/ 2000/ME/NT /XP/win 7
Price: KSh 1400 Buy Now
A vertical mouse can either be wireless or wired. A Vertical mouse comes in an ergonomic shape designed to support the hand in an upright neutral posture eliminating forearm twisting and helps to alleviate wrist fatigue. Most of this type of mouse usually come with easy-to-reach programmable buttons.
1200 DPI Resolution
System support: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, Mac OS
5 Easy-to-reach buttons
1.5 m cable length
Price: KSh 2930 Buy Now
A Mechanical Mouse comes with an internal rubber or metal ball. The ball usually spin in all directions and the cursor normally moves as the mouse detects the direction.
What To Consider When Buying A Computer Mouse
Wired Versus Wireless Device
If your PC has multiple tangled cables around it, the best option to minimize the cable clutter is to get a wireless mouse. Wired mice doesn’t lose connections and is easy to maintain as there are no batteries to keep replacing.
Computer mouse usually range in price depending on the features and brand. Wired mice are usually cheaper compared to the wireless design.
Wireless mice offer different connectivity range. Some of them can operate through walls while others have to be closer to the computer. It is up to you to determine your appropriate range.
Cordless designs especially the Bluetooth mice are easier to carry around than wired designs.
Check out for added features such as extra buttons that offer added flexibility and functionality. In addition, a mice with scroll wheel at the center allows you to easily scroll through documents, websites and much more.
If you intend to get a gaming mice for instance, you need to pick a mice specifically designed for the purpose, as it is most likely to come with specialized features geared towards that specific purpose.
A wireless RF mouse requires a PC that has USB port for the USB dongle, while a Bluetooth mice will only work with a computer that is able to recognize other Bluetooth devices.
Mouse differ in their sensitivity usually indicated as DPI (dots per inch) Most designs come with DPI of 800 to 1000. A higher DPI rating means that the mice will be able to detect and react to small movements.