Geekspeak: March 26, 2001

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