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    Question chic wirless mouse (2200)

    I have some questions about this mouse (all the reviews says it's great, but I want to know more! ):

    Chic 2200 Wireless Rechargeable Optical Office Mouse

    1. How does the recharger connect to the electricity supply? I'd hope it's through a USB, not a plug

    2. How often does it need charging?

    3. How long does it take to charge?

    4. What is the 'office button'?

    5. Can you buy one almost identical to this one (in looks and in price) that you can use whilst charging?

    6. How far away from the reviever does the mouse still work?

    7. Is the reviever and recharger one unit?

    I think most of these questions could probably be answered even if you don't own the mouse - any help is appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbrun
    I have some questions about this mouse (all the reviews says it's great, but I want to know more! ):

    Chic 2200 Wireless Rechargeable Optical Office Mouse



    5. Can you buy one almost identical to this one (in looks and in price) that you can use whilst charging?


    It's wireless & the batteries are of necessity in the mouse (duh) so how is it going to recharge whilst you are using it without having a cable?

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    Can't you plug in a wire from the mouse to the usb, so it charges whilst using it (like a wired mouse, but also optionally wireless)?

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    Doubt it, my MX700 will last a good day or two without charge (heavy use) i just have emergancy mouse on standby.
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    OK, but does anyone have any answers to my questions?

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    I have the older version of that mouse, the 1200.

    I'll answer them for that as I recon its the same mouse, just restyled.

    It connects via an adaptor, so you can charge it without the PC being on

    Prob charge it every few days although I just leave it charging when its not in use (NiHis so they don't mind).

    No idea on charging lengh - it says 'Charge the batterys over 8hrs' on the bottom but it takes less time than that.

    Packard Bell do one that doesn't have a docking station, just a dongle reciver and has an adaptor you can plug in while using - its around £25 tho.

    When fully charged my mouse works about 4-5meters away. Doesn't like walls though.

    Yeah - it just has two cables, one going to PS2/USB, one going to PSU.

    IMO there so cheap there worth getting for browsing etc. although there not very good fast FPS gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbrun

    1. How does the recharger connect to the electricity supply? I'd hope it's through a USB, not a plug
    The Mouse comes with an adaptor that plugs into the base unit

    2. How often does it need charging?
    Not totally sure, bought one for a system I built for my parents, probs once a week or so depending on use

    3. How long does it take to charge?
    According to the manual the first ccharge is 16 hours or so, sure it would be fine if u just left it in over night

    4. What is the 'office button'?
    The office button allows you to change channel for the mouse so more than one can be used.

    5. Can you buy one almost identical to this one (in looks and in price) that you can use whilst charging?
    Why would you want to? just put the mouse in the base when you are not using the PC, at night for example. It uses rechargeable AA or AAA's can't remeber which so if it runs out whilst you are using it, just put new batteries in

    6. How far away from the reviever does the mouse still work?
    Not sure usually it is around 1-2m
    7. Is the reviever and recharger one unit?
    Yes, the receiver/charger is that bit that the mouse is sat in in the pic
    TBH I don't really like this mouse, it has the annoying tendancy to go to sleep if not used for more than 20-30 secs, and seems the only way to wake it up is to press a button, not good for games....

    Much prefer my Wireless Explorer....

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    i dont own this mouse, but heres some advice

    AVOID CHIC full stop
    i have owned KBs and mice from them before, and they have always been poor - espec when you compare to an M$ solution, even logitech is better than chic. seriously dont waste your money on it

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    Logitech have the best mice atm - you are slumming it with M$ mice

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    i just hate the feel of logitech mice mainly, they done feel as natural and easy to use as the M$ ones

    you really have to try em both an decide for yourself

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    You ever used an MX700 spud?
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    yeah i did have one cos everyone raved about them. Sold it to a mate tho after a few weeks an get me kickass M$ kit, it was horrible to use in comparison. Just my opinion tho ofc, we each have our own tastes

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    Yeah - it just has two cables, one going to PS2/USB, one going to PSU.
    How does the cable go to the PSU?

    And elglg said that the reciever and charger is one unit, so why do u need 2 cables? I thought that things could charge from the USB (can they even charge through usb when the PC is off)?

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    I've gone back to a wired mouse and keyboard since in many ways a wire is alot less hassle than replacing and/or recharging batteries. I like the idea of a mouse with dual connectity. You can plug a trailing USB lead into the mouse and use it wired whilst at the same time charging the batteries should you forget to dock it. Also I'm not against the idea of the mouse charging from a metal mouse mat almost like a dogem car so long as you don't get a shock whilst using it. Only when it is away from its mouse mat would it need to rely on battery power hence you could use fewer or small batteries and reduce the weight of the mouse which is the other negative aspect of going wireless.

    Final idea for the day: The self winding mouse!! Just like the watches assuming you can get the power consumption down to a sufficiently low level.
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    Does anyone know of any good mice or even perferable mice/keyboard bundles that are black, and the mouse charges though a usb wire (ie it can be used whilst charging)?

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