Date: May 12th, 2009
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: I-ROCKS
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
To begin the walkthrough section, let's first take a look at the mouse. First impressions were good; it's nice looking and feels comfortable to hold. With five buttons (three on top, two on the side) it's a no-frills kind of mouse that should meet most users' needs just fine.
One unique aspect of the mouse is the metal scroll wheel. It is large and features a rubberized coating in the middle of the wheel. Behind the wheel is an indicator light to let you know when the battery is low and needs to be changed.
There are four black pads on the bottom to help the mouse glide smoothly across a surface. Here on the bottom is also where a single AA battery goes. An on/off switch rounds out this area, and you will have to remember to shut the mouse off when it's not being used since it will not shut off automatically.
The 2.4GHz USB receiver is very tiny, tiny enough that it won't block nearby USB ports. Additionally, it will work without drivers on all recent Windows operating systems. The manual explains how to set it up to communicate with the keyboard and mouse without interfering with other RF equipment that may be in the area. We'll go over this more during the installation section of the review.
A zippered carrying pouch is included that will hold both the mouse and the receiver. If you frequently travel with a laptop, this is a great full sized mouse to use with it and the pouch will help ensure safe transport of your new investment.
Now that we've taken a walk around the mouse, let's move on to the keyboard.
Like the mouse, the keyboard is also very no-frills and features the standard 104 keys only. There are no volume controls or other hotkeys. The slim design won't take up a lot of desk space and the despite the smaller form factor, the keys are all still full size.