Date: February 10th, 2009
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Cyber Sport
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The top of the Orbita is covered with a soft silicone shell with two buttons on it – a gray “dimple” button and a less noticeable white button directly opposite from it. The dimple button can be assigned to various functions using the included software, while the white button calibrates the unit.
It's a bit easier to see how the Orbita works when the outer shell is removed. The black button in the center acts as left click, and when the shell is on, pressing anywhere on top of the unit will activate this button. The long buttons surrounding the bottom act as right click. There are three of these right click buttons so you will have access to them no matter what direction the mouse is oriented.
On the underside of the mouse is an optical sensor with a contact on either side of it for pairing with the charging station. A red ring that is equivalent to “feet” on a typical mouse surrounds the outer edge and can be replaced with the blue one if desired. The red ring is designed for better control, while the blue ring is for quicker, smoother gliding.
The charging station has two status lights, one for power and one for wireless. The power light shines blue and the wireless light shines green. There are also two raised notches to make contact with the Orbita when it is docked.
Hidden underneath the base is a USB cable that powers the unit. It is just over a foot long and wraps neatly around the base when it's not being used.