Wireless Systems Design

Mini Mouse Makes Wireless Work

Almost everyone has found themselves in need of additional workspace while in a crowded airplane, airport, or car. But if this is a problem that regularly plagues your household's road warrior or mobile professional, check out the Wireless Universal Serial Bus (USB) Mini Mouse from IOGEAR (See Photo). As the vanguard product in the company's new Mini Mouse 800 RF series, this optical device allows its users to work comfortably without cables in any location. At $49.95, the GME222 Mini Mouse's price is appealing too.

The Wireless Mini Mouse 800 RF is a rechargeable device that's powered by radio-frequency (RF) technology. Being PC and Mac compatible, it allows mobile users to work from a computer or laptop without having to deal with dangling wires. To prolong battery life, it comes equipped with an on/off switch. To further preserve battery life, a motion sensor puts batteries on idle when no movement is detected.

The mouse's compact ergonomic design and optical sensor offer comfortable use on most surfaces. In fact, the need for a mousepad is completely eliminated. More importantly, the product's symmetrical design makes it an ideal tool for either left- or right-handed users.

The Mini Mouse allows users to select resolutions of either 400, 600, or 800 dpi, depending on the accuracy required. The 800-dpi resolution, for example, offers twice the accuracy of standard mice. This makes it ideal for graphics and web designers who demand pinpoint accuracy. This high resolution also requires less cursor movement—a feature that's sure to come in handy for users in limited-workspace environments. In fact, it needs just inches for accurate movement.

The optical Mini Mouse 800 RF is now available from all major catalog resellers, online resellers, and selected retail outlets. A list of suppliers can be found online at www.iogear.com. The Mini Mouse is compatible with the Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, ME, and XP operating systems as well as Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later. For Mac 9.x or earlier, the Mini Mouse works only as a one-button mouse. It flaunts a weight of just 0.1 lb. Its dimensions, in inches, are 1.5 x 3.5 x 1.75. The mouse is USB-ready, plug-n-play, and hot pluggable. Included in its under-$50 price tag is a carrying case, USB battery-charger cable, and USB extension cable. It is backed by IOGEAR's 3-year limited warranty.

23 Hubble Dr., Irvine, CA 92618; (949) 453-8782, FAX: (949) 453-8785, www.iogear.com.

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