The Nortek Laptop mouse is a cheap solution for your touchpad woes, and when I say cheap I mean it! Its only $5 for one, with a price like that, its not going to burn a hole in your pocket at all. It uses USB technology to plug into your laptop. It also works on PC.
The Nortek mouse uses infrared technology and not the old ball one, allowing smooth, quick and easy mouse movement. I had no problems moving my cursor using the Nortek mouse, it was nice and smooth, unlike my old ball mouse which took alot of moving around to move the cursor on the screen. It also has a scroll wheel, which was very convenient, seeing as how I no longer need to use the slidebar.
The Nortek mouse is quite durable, I have dropped it on the ground many times and it is still fuctioning. The only problem I had with it was the USB line, it is very thin, and ripped easily, infact my first Nortek mouse's USB line broke and I had to get a 2nd one. Other than that, it is pretty durable for a budget mouse.
It is also very VERY small, it might uncomfortable for some people who have big hands, I for one have pretty small hands, so it isn't a big deal for me, but for you big handed people, I recommend I bigger sized mouse.
The Nortek mouse, in my opinion is a good mouse, my only issues is the fact that the USB line is abit too thin and can tear easily. Other than that, it is worth your money.