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iogear USB Optical Mini Mouse, 800 dpi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews of iogear USB Optical Mini Mouse, 800 dpi. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the durability, and there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the iogear USB Optical Mini Mouse, 800 dpi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 user reviews of iogear USB Optical Mini Mouse, 800 dpi from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the durability, and there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: IOGear USB Optical Mini Mouse with Retractable Cable, 800 dpi GME222A (Red and Silver)IOGear USB Optical Mini Mouse with Retractable Cable, 800 dpi GME222A (Red and Silver)

Apr, 2018

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No more click, clack from the notebook mouse keys.


I purchased this mouse for my wife to use with her notebook. It installed nicely and was immediately recognized and operational. The bonus point of this mouse is the buttons are quite a bit quieter than the notebooks installed mouse keys. There is...

Jul, 2015

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Great Product


I needed an upgrade that was more sensitive and sturdier. So far this mouse is ACES.

Dec, 2010

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Great bang for your buck!


I've been using this mouse on a netbook for almost 2 months now, works great. No problems what so ever.

Dec, 2010

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Destroying IOGEAR Brand


IOGEAR is desroying its brand with this one product. I had a lot of respect for the brand, and then I bought two of these mice. Both have the same problems of losing connection and it has nothing to do with the cable winding device. It is the cheap...

Rarely it actually functions as a mouse

Usually it does not work at all. Problems include, poor out of spec USB extension cable which comes packaged with device which leads to the device losing connection constantly. Cheap materials leading to a poor overall feel. won't even show up as a...

Sep, 2010

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You get what you pay for


This mouse feels like it has permanent, non-changeable mouse acceleration/lag. It feels extremely clunky and slow. I'm not even talking about gaming or editing; I mean for general desktop/laptop use.

It's small, it has a retractable cord, it's aesthetically pleasing

The problem for me isn't the precision, it's the lag. I know it's only 800 dpi, but it feels so much lower than that. I feel like I'm trying to point and select items on my computer using a rubber stick. Tested on two separate machines

May, 2010

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Sticking with name brands only now. Not worth the time to find out your mouse doesn't work on a trip.

small and portable

I bought four of these for my laptop. I am on my last one already in 8 months. The left click button works great at first then works sometimes

Aug, 2009

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I just wanted a cheap travel mouse, but apparently this little guy was more cheap than travel.

Worked well for the short time it functioned properly. I did notice that clicking both mouse buttons at the same time would sometimes result in fighting for which one would actually click, instead of just simply both of the buttons

One day while using this mouse the primary mouse button kind of sunk in. As in the plastic for the button went limp and I had to push down hard to get it to click the button ; I took it apart and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't hold itself above...

Jun, 2009

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Good value


I was planning on getting the LG GH22NS30 to match my last dvd purchase, but it seems that that item was upgraded to the GH22NS50 which is just a GH22NS30 model w/firmware spam included! Anyway, I didn't want that one. so I went with the next one down...

durable, cheap, and so far works pretty well. I use it on my old acer laptop and i dont notice any additional battery drain

no fwd / backword button for web browsing, but then again, its so small i'd rather it stay cheap than double in cost for 2 buttons

Jun, 2009

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Not happy


I would have been very happy with this mouse, except that after a few weeks of use, the little spool that winds up the cord stopped working -- the mechanism that holds it open always wants to wind up the cord on its own. This is very frustrating as I...

Small size, comfortable

Cord spool won't let the cord stay extended

Jun, 2009

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Tiny portable mouse


I looked for a tiny mouse for my 5 year-old son. This one is perfect for him.

Cheap price, Extremely portable

too small for adult

May, 2009

Product Specifications

IOGEAR's new USB Optical Mini Mouse 800 (the vanguard product in the company's new MiniMouse 800 Series) is an excellent tool for mobile professionals. This mouse allows users to select resolutions of 400, 600, and even 800 dpi. The 800 dpi resolution offers twice the accuracy of standard mice, and is ideal for graphics and web designers who demand pinpoint accuracy. It is small, lightweight, consumes virtually no room in laptop carry-bags, works on most surfaces, and needs just inches for accurate movement. The ergonomic contour design offers comfortable use for hours; moreover, its greater speed reduces excessive and potentially harmful arm movement. This unit is USB ready, Plug-n-Play, and Hot Pluggable.


Color of product:Red

Dimensions & Weight



Plug and Play: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:IOGEAR / ATEN Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IO Gear USB Optical Mini Mouse / IOGEAR USB Optical Mini Mouse

Input Device

Buttons Qty:3
Buttons quantity:3
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Form Factor:External
Interface (DB):USB
Movement Detection Technology:Optical
Movement detection technology:Optical
Movement Resolution:800
Scroll: Yes

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista\nMac OS X 10.1.5 +
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):1.75 x 3.5 x 1.5
Product dimensions (W x D x H):1.75 x 3.5 x 1.5

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions

Mouse weight:5.64
Weight note (metric):5.64