Date: December 15th, 2009
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Microsoft Canada
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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL
Let's take a quick walk around this product to find out if it is any good.
First off you have the meat and potatoes of this mouse. You have your right and left top mouse buttons along with two that can be used for internet surfing back and forth between webpages or can be programmed via the mouse's software. You also have a center wheel which has a smooth rotational mechanism rather than the ratchet type seen on previous products.
The color scheme is understated with blues and grey with metallic undertones with a chrome ring around the base.
Flipping the mouse over exposes the BlueTrack laser and the battery door for the one needed AAA battery. Also the outer ring will glow blue when this mouse is initially turned on. But there is also one more additional feature.
Inserting the external transceiver into the bottom will turn the power off and save battery life during transport or when you don't need to use it. The mouse will go into standby mode when stationary for a couple of minutes. It's a pretty handy setup.
And once turned off you can tuck your small mouse back into its home for transport to your next port of call. I have to say it is the most portable wireless mouse I have had to use and it makes the bluetooth mice I used in the past seem like a huge pain in the ass. There is no pairing needed, just plug in the transceiver and in 3-5 seconds you are ready to go.