Summary: If you have trouble with a wireless mouse, try moving the USB connector to a different slot. The movie made a difference for me when the mouse was acting crazy and was requiring 2 clicks to respond to anything.
Summary: This mouse has comfortable grips on either side even though it is just soft touch plastic. I actually prefer that to mice with rubber on the sides as it makes it easier to adjust ones grip. The one drawback is that the scroll wheel has no tactile feedback. It is a little difficult when zooming to control the steps of magnification. On the other hand it makes for easier rapid scrolling. I can't comment on how far from the receiver the mouse can function as mine is nearby.
Summary: I bought this to use with my desktop HP computer . I could not really use it at all . It would not work . I ended up putting it in with my HP laptop that I use for trips and it works great for it so I am happy to get use out of it .