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Kensington Pocketmouse Mini Wireless

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      10.09.2009 22:20
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      A great value little mouse that's at home with a laptop

      I saw these on special offer in my local supermarket for £6, so I bought one.

      It took me just a couple of minutes to unpack the mouse, USB dongle and batteries, then I followed the instructions in the manual.

      When I plugged the dongle into my laptop's USB port, Windows XP recognised it and installed drivers for it within a minute and it was ready to use: I've got the MouseWorks software from Kensington to give me better control, but the standard XP driver works fine as it is.

      This is a very responsive mouse, it's small enough to fit in the palm of my hand, it moves very nicely, especially over something like a white sheet of paper (or optical mouse pad), and I just really like using it.

      Like with other mice, you can still use your laptop's built-in trackpad (or trackpoint) device instead of the PocketMouse without having to fiddle around with disabling and enabling different pointing devices.
      There's an on/off switch on the underside that you can use to turn it off if you don't need to use it for a long time, and a built-on inactivity timer that switches the mouse off after a period.

      You can use the scroll wheel to wake the mouse up again if the timer switches it off.

      A great buy for £6, I've yet to find any flaws with it, and I like it so much that when I told a friend about it, he asked me to get one for him, and he's impressed with it too - even Windows 2000 will recognise it automatically.

      I would recommend reading the enclosed manual before setting up the mouse, as they include tips on the best surfaces to use it on and you need to press a connect button on the dongle when you insert or change the batteries, but that's fair enough to me.

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      The Kensington PocketMouse Wireless Mini is the perfect device for busy travelers. QuickRF wireless means working without hesitation, delay or interference. A battery-saving on-off switch saves time and expensive replacement batteries. DiamondEye optical technology provides precise tracking on virtually any surface so you can work anywhere. And with the ultra-compact design and travel bag, there's just one very small thing to carry!