CompUSA Wireless Optical Mouse

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Aron Schatz
Posted
December 14, 2002
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A wireless optical mouse for $20. This will bring wireless optical to the masses!

Page 1: Intro, Looks

<B>Intro</B>:

Last week I showed you the nice <a href="articles.php?id=46">red cathode from CompUSA</a>. This week I want to show you something that I think will bring wireless optical mousing&trade; to the masses. No, it isn't the Logitech MX700 (Too expensive for me Smile). I spotted it in a CompUSA ad, and it is still running through Saturday!

<B>The Box</B>:

<center>Mouse Box</center>

I don't even know why I put this section in my reviews, but I do. What a box... In all its CompUSA branded quality. By the way, save the UPC code for a rebate! Just go to the next section.

<B>The Parts</B>:

<CENTER>Mouse Parts</CENTER>

Here we have the parts that came in the box. We have the mouse, a pair of AA batteries, the base station, a small manual, and a USB to PS/2 converter. The last one surprised me the most. When I had done a review on the <a href="articles.php?id=32">Gyration Wireless Optical mouse</a>, the base station wouldn't work on the PS/2 port, not enough power. CompUSA seems to not have this problem. I really don't like to use USB when I've got ports dedicated for mouse/keyboard.

<b>The Looks</b>:

<center>Receiver Unit Isometric View Top View Mouse Bottom</center>

The mouse and the base station are a very nice silvery Aluminum looking color. If you have an aluminum case, this will match it very nicely. The base station has one button which also houses the status LED (which is green, but I'm sure you can do something about that). The mouse is split into like three sections, the bottom, the middle and the button area.

I actually like the look of this mouse. If you click the top view of it, you'll see that the buttons aren't cut, it is all once piece. It reminds me of a single button mac style, but believe me, the two buttons work perfectly. There is also a scroll wheel, every mouse should have one.

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