Geekspeak: March 26, 2001

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2001-03-26 Print this article Print

They've finally made a better mouse for the road

Having to lug a laptop along with you on business is bad enough; is it too much to ask to have a decent way to click and point your way through your work once youve got your computer open?

Embedded laptop track pads, roller balls and little eraser-head control sticks all have one thing in common—theyre lousy substitutes for a mouse.

One solution is Atek Electronics Super Mini Optical Mouse, which is all that its name implies.

The $50 critter is the smallest optical mouse Ive ever seen, and it works great plugged into a USB port on any Windows 98, Windows ME or Windows 2000 machine.

For more information about Ateks product, scurry over to

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

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