Review: Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000

By Eric Grevstad | Posted July 02, 2009

Sometimes arch-rivalry is the sincerest form of flattery. Microsoft's newest notebook mouse combines Microsoft's latest mouse innovation with, uh, Logitech's latest mouse innovation.

The latter is what Logitech has called a "plug-and-forget nano-receiver." In the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 ($50), it's called a "plug-and-go nano transceiver" -- a wireless receiver that, instead of sticking out like a thumb drive, projects only 0.3 inch when inserted into a laptop's USB 2.0 port.

This lets you leave the receiver plugged into your notebook without worrying about it snagging or snapping off as you stuff the PC into and yank it out of your briefcase. If for some reason you don't want to leave it in place, the receiver also fits in a tiny slot in the mouse's bottom when not in use.

A micro receiver was a good idea when Logitech debuted it with the VX Nano mouse, and it's a good idea today. It's also a good match for the abovementioned Microsoft innovation, the BlueTrack Technology that premiered with Redmond's Explorer Mouse last December and that lets the Mobile 6000 work on virtually any surface.

Read the Full Story

Do you have a comment or question about this article or other small business topics in general? Speak out in the SmallBusinessComputing.com Forums. Join the discussion today!


Comment and Contribute


     

    Get free tips, news and advice on how to make technology work harder for your business.

    Submit
    Learn more
     
    You have successfuly registered to
    Enterprise Apps Daily Newsletter
    Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date