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Targus AMW50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Targus AMW50. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the reliability and durability.

usability, price, size, design

durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Targus AMW50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Targus AMW50 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Reviewers really like the size. The price is also appreciated, but the reliability and durability get less positive views.

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

This summary is based on the products: Targus USB Retractable Optical Laptop Mouse AMU89US (Black)Targus USB Retractable Optical Laptop Mouse AMU89US (Black)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : TechSmart (

Targus A7 Notebook Slipcase


Comfortable padded handle and strap, Numerous compartments, Soft but sturdy design

Wide form factor

The Targus A7 notebook slipcase proved to provide plenty of protection, two comfortable ways of carrying our notebook, numerous compartments and high quality all around. For those looking for a smart and unobtrusive means of transporting medium to...

Aug, 2011

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Best Mouse Design


This mouse impressed me so much that I ordered a second one. The batteries are inserted under the removable top, into their own little beds. No more batteries falling out of the bottom. Also, the mouse handles very nicely.

Sep, 2012

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Targus USB Optical Laptop Mouse


I have had the one that changes colors i have had to replace it every six months, It goes out and quits working this is my second one and i will not be buy another one i guess you get what you pay for.

very compact and easy to use sleek design

goes out every six months

Aug, 2012

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I like the ergo aspects and the ease of click along with the perfect scroll resistance. As long as you treat it like an adult, it will be around and dependable for a while. One can tell. I got two becasue they're THAT cool... Or becuse I am that cool....



Jun, 2012

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good idea but doesn't last


The mouse works great and the retracable cord is very handy, but after two months of use the wire has broken and it no longer works.

Jun, 2012

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NOT USABLE ON 17" Macbook Pro for Righty


Nice product but NOT USABLE ON 17" Macbook Pro for right-hand user because the retractable USB cable is too short. I'd buy 2 if Targus made the identical product with 6 more inches of cable!

quiet clicking precise tracking

unusable for righ-handed people on macbook pro 17

Jul, 2011

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Targus AMW50CA Wireless Optical Mouse


First, this didn't come with the AA batteries. Then, there's a gaping hole in the front of the mouse. Worst, the left and right buttons don't work! I don't know why there's a problem with this mouse, it's supposed to be a very simple device.

Product Specifications

The USB Optical Laptop Mouse features 800-DPI optical resolution for precision and accuracy. The retractable cable technology provides cable management - so no more tangled cables! The unique shape of this mouse provides comfort to both the left-handed user and right-handed user. The mouse features a scroll wheel for easy navigation of web pages and documents.


Color of product: / Black
Form Factor:Ambidextrous

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Number of batteries supported:2


Wireless range:393.7


Compatibility:PC / Mac
Model:USB Optical Laptop Mouse
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Targus

Input Device

Buttons quantity:2 / 3
Buttons type:Pressed buttons
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:RF Wireless / USB
Form Factor:External
Frequency band:2.4
Interface (DB):USB
Movement Detection Technology:Optical
Movement detection technology:Optical
Movement Resolution:800
Number of scroll wheels:1
Recommended usage:Notebook
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7\nMac OS X 10.4 + / Windows 7, 2000, XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X v10.4 +
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):1.97 x 3.7 x 1.25 / 4.06 x 2.24 x 1.18 / 4.25 x 2.24 x 1.34
Package dimensions (WxDxH):9.92 x 5.71 x 0.748
Product dimensions (W x D x H):1.33 x 2.25 x 4.25 / 1.97 x 3.7 x 1.25 / 4.06 x 2.24 x 1.18 / 4.25 x 2.24 x 1.34
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB required: Yes

Packaging Data

Batteries included: Yes


Number of batteries supported:2

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
OS Required:Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000

Weight & Dimensions

Mouse weight:2.19 / 4.48 / 4.79 / 8.01
Weight note (metric):2.19 / 4.79 / 8.01