We use these mice in our computer labs at the elementary school I work at, and they are exactly what we need. I have yet to have to replace any of the since the initial order a year ago, and they get run through their paces in the hands of elementary school students. You just can't beat the value for the price!
PROS: Solid and sturdy construction. The cords do not separate from the body like some other mice we have tried. The price can't be beaten!
I've purchased the Blu Streak mouse from Monoprice in the past, and have been absolutely pleased with it's durability & performance. I saw this mouse (on sale I believe), and decided to give it a shot. So far, so good! It tracks very well, and the soft-touch buttons work as expected. I think it's a little on the small side (about 3.75 inches), but that doesn't concern me. It might be a factor if you're a gamer, but some might like this size for that purpose. My wife has no complaints either (when Mom is happy....). Great mouse, excellent value, I'll keep it!
An optical mouse for $5?!? Yes! It works quite well with both Macs and Windows. With Macs, its plug and play though with Windows7, it took almost 10 minutes for the mouse to connect with the computer, but once it was connected ... it works fine.
Could NOT be happier(!) These are "not-too-big" and "not-too-small"; beautiful silky-smooth knurling on the wheel make it operate smoothly, and both buttons have a nice/"positive" click, and operate perfectly, with either Win7's built-in driver, OR my Raspberry Pi's. Thanks Monoprice, for a "dead-battery-Free" mouse, that is SO perfect in every way!