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Microsoft Wireless Mouse Incorporates Flash Memory

Microsoft's latest wireless mouse for notebooks has a gig of flash memory built into its transceiver, freeing up valuable USB port space. The Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 is a three-in-one device that lets users simultaneously work wirelessly, save important files and recharge the mouse through one USB port. "With the continued rise in notebook sales, there is a huge demand for smart peripherals that help mobile users get their work done more efficiently, and the Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 combines three key tools into one stylish device," Matt Barlow, worldwide director of marketing and partner development at Microsoft Hardware, said in a statement. "Over the past 25 years Microsoft Hardware has consistently raised the bar of innovation, and adding a gigabyte of memory to the mouse transceiver is truly a computing milestone," Barlow added. "We've packed more memory into the transceiver than an entire computer had 25 years ago." The mouse also lets consumers continue working as it recharges through a magnetic charging system. The charging cord magnetically connects at one end to the underside of the mouse, and the other to the tip of the transceiver. Users can connect the device with their notebooks via either 2.4GHz wireless or Bluetooth. Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 will be available in October. Microsoft Hardware also released two other wireless notebook mouse devices — the Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 and the Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 7000.

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