Cherry MC 1000 Mouse Review
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The right mouse can make a big difference in your productivity. Being able to work quickly and accurately is a definite plus, and many of us are willing to spend a little extra if it means getting the high quality device we need. That being said, not everybody needs an overly complicated peripheral. For day […]
The right mouse can make a big difference in your productivity. Being able to work quickly and accurately is a definite plus, and many of us are willing to spend a little extra if it means getting the high quality device we need. That being said, not everybody needs an overly complicated peripheral. For day to day office tasks, and even home computing like editing pictures or creating spreadsheets, you really only need a simple device that does what it’s designed to do – without a bunch of extra buttons that you don’t know how to configure and don’t really need. For those sorts of tasks, a simple corded mouse can be the perfect solution – they are low in cost, easy to use, and they get the job done. We took a look at the the Cherry MC 1000 to see how it stacks up to day to day computing tasks.
As a lefty in a household (and office) full of righties, I am perhaps a little more partial to ambidextrous mice than the average person. To have a mouse that anyone can pick up and use is invaluable to me (you try using a right-handed mouse in your other hand and you’ll quickly see how very uncomfortable that can be). The Cherry mouse is genuinely comfortable in either hand. With your palm resting comfortably across the top, your fingers naturally fall onto the left and right click buttons, with the soft scroll wheel directly down the center. The rounded bottom fits smoothly into the palm of your hand, providing a comfortable grip. The surface of the mouse has a nice, soft matte finish that is comfortable and cool, and the cord has enough length to be comfortable without leaving tons of extra cord to get tangled.
Though some may be a fan of a cordless mouse, the nice part about the corded ones is that you don’t have to worry about running out of batteries, or even switching it on and off (besides, everyone ends up losing that tiny usb plug at one point or another, don’t they?). A direct connection also means you won’t have to worry about lag, so that’s another win in my book. The mouse itself is incredibly simple to use, with all the functionality you need and no extras to get in the way. Simply click on the left side of the mouse to left click, and the right to right click (see how easy that is? Even your gramma can remember that). The scroll wheel spins easily up or down to make your way quickly through a document. You can also just click on the scroll wheel to move your mouse up and down to scroll, if that’s your preference.
Though you won’t get a bunch of extra features with the Cherry MC 1000, what you will get is a quality mouse that performs well for your day to day computing needs. It’s simple to use, fits comfortably in your hand (right or left), and its understated style is the perfect match for its functionality. It’s a solid choice for buyers looking for a mouse that can get the job done without a lot of bells and whistles to inflate the price.