[PLUG] Laptop Mouse Recommendations Wanted

John Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Tue Jan 31 10:07:35 PST 2006


On 31 Jan 2006, at 9:55, alan wrote:

> > I find I can work much faster with a mouse than with the touchpad.

I so hate touchpads. One of the reasons I bought my Compaq 
laptop instead of other brands is that the touchpad has an on-off 
switch. On booting the driver is loaded, so if I am away from home 
and discover I forgot my mouse at home I can just turn on the 
touchpad.

> Any USB mouse should work just fine.  I use a Kensington Pocket Mouse
> Pro.  It is an optical with a retractable cord.  Works fine, but
> sometimes the cord gets in the way.

I have a Logitech cordless optical mouse that I got at Fry's. The 
receiver has no cord to get in the way. It's just a little stick that you 
put into a USB port. Most people think it is a USB memory stick, 
because that's what it looks like. Even comes with a little fabric 
case to hold the mouse and stick. Loaded with the two AA 
batteries it weighs only a few ounces. I just replaced the batteries 
for the first time after using it for about six months, but I'm always 
careful to use the little switch on the bottom to turn it off when not 
using it.



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