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Best Laptop mouse

Which is the best external mouse for a laptop?
It need to be small but not so small that it is uncomfortable to hold, it needs to be optical, needs to have scroll wheel, needs to have that 2 extra buttons which will let you go forward and backward in IE, needs to be USB.
Any sugesstions?

Anon
Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Microsoft make one and so do Logitech. Are they worth it though. If you have room on the table for a small mouse, I'd have thought you'd have room for a normal sized one as well.

Stephen Jones
Wednesday, September 24, 2003

I'll swear by my Targus USB optical mini-mouse. It is small, but not too small for even the biggest of hands. It has about a three foot cord (could be slightly shorter). Two buttons.

I have tried wireless mice, but traveling a lot, I get annoyed with batteries and the loss in precision.

m
Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Logitech just released a wireless optical mouse designed for laptop users. The wireless transmitter is just a little USB dongle... no cables. I haven't tried it yet. It looks 3 button + wheel, which would exclude it for my needs, but may be fine for others.

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Wednesday, September 24, 2003

my friend has a pretty cool kensignton mouse, that has a retractable cord.

I use a Microsoft 5 button Intelli mouse.

Prakash S
Wednesday, September 24, 2003

I use the Kensington mouse for my tiBook, and occasionally on my dell desktop when I forget to recharge the batteries for my cordless mouse.  The Kensington has a retractable cord and a pop-open door to hide the usb plug, so when you chuck it in your backpack, there are no cords to get [t| m]angled.  It's an optical mouse with a scrollwheel, and I've been extremely pleased with it.

jburka
Friday, September 26, 2003

My friend has that kensington for his tiBook and loves it. It's also a conversation piece.

Do only mac freaks call them tiBooks?

Mark T A W .com
Saturday, September 27, 2003

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