I usually don't like wireless stuff for the computer, they can easily get lost, someone can just take the mouse and hide it somewhere for fun, etc. But it sure beats having to use the mouse pad that comes on your laptop though. There isn't anything special about this mouse, it has the standard 2 buttons and a scrolling wheel, no extra buttons on the side or anything fancy, and it just gets the work done. It works well on many surfaces, it does not jump around everywhere randomly. I carry this around with my laptop everywhere I go. Because it works on so many different surfaces you don't have to worry about keeping a mouse pad around, however I do. There are portable mouse pads that you can roll up like a cloth and back in your bag with you, I use one along with this mouse and it works great.