See How This Mouse Runs

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2001-10-01 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Anyone who's ventured to defunk the innards of a mouse, or has set up a system just right only to learn that the mouse cord is too short to reach, should find something to like in Microsoft's Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer.

Anyone whos ventured to defunk the innards of a mouse, or has set up a system just right only to learn that the mouse cord is too short to reach, should find something to like in Microsofts Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer.

The $74.95 optical mouse communicates via radio with a small receiver unit that plugs into a computers USB port.

In the time I spent with the little leashless cyber-rodent, I appreciated its wire-free operation, even if it meant a few lapses in communication between the mouse and its base station—these were likely due to the piles of interference-generating equipment that my desk seems to attract.

A wireless optical mouse is a luxury item; Id rather spend my $80 on a fat RAM upgrade for my PC. For those who wish to treat themselves, however, the Wireless IntelliMouse began shipping last week.

 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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