If you’ve ever gotten frustrated with the pointed devices built into typical notebook computers (and, really, who hasn’t?), you may have given into the temptation to buy a separate cordless mouse. Sounds like a good idea, and it’s usually rewarded with an hour or so of mousing bliss. But then you pick up your notebook and move to a new table, desk, or counter…and you’re back to the built-in pointing device, with your cordless mouse nowhere to be found.
Peripheral and accessories maker Logitech wants to solve that problem with its new V550 Nano cordless laser mouse for notebooks. The V5500 is a pretty-standard cordless mouse, featuring a 2.4 GHz wireless receiver that snugs into an available USB port. The V550 also promises up to 18 months of use off two AA batteries. However, to ensure the V550 stays with you, it ships with two Clip-and-Go docks: one silver, and one black. Just attach the dock point to your notebook (they’re removable later if you want) and snap the mouse to it when you’re ready to go. That way, your mouse stays with you as you move from place to place, and you don’t have to waste an extra hand (or pocket) to carry it around.
The V550 Nano cordless laser mouse for notebooks works with Windows PC and Macs, and will be available later this month for $59.99