Peripheral and accessory maker Logitech has introduced a new cordless mouse for the notebook computer user eager to ditch their built-in pointing device: the Nano VX Cordless Laser Mouse. The Nano VC features a teeny plug-and-forget 2.4 GHz USB receiver—Logitech is calling it the world’s smallest—which extends just 8 mm from the computer. The idea is that users can just leave the USB receiver plugged in all the time, rather than constantly dealing with the hassle of plugging and unplugging the receiver every time the notebook needs to duck into a bag or carrying case.
"More and more laptop users are abandoning the touch pad in favor of a cordless notebook mouse," said Logitech’s Rory Dooley, in a release. "However, with most notebook mice, the size of the receiver forces people to plug and unplug the receiver each time they use the laptop. Because we were able to make the nano-receiver so small, it can remain plugged into the laptop at all times so on-the-go notebook users save valuable time and never have to worry about where the receiver is."
The VX Nano mouse features Logitech’s MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel, dedicated forward and back buttons for Web surfing, and a OneToch search button which can sent queries directly to a user’s favorite search engine. The mouse runs off two AAA batteries, which Logitech says can get up to 6 months of use—or longer with consistent use of the on/off switch.
The Nano VX Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks is Mac- and Windows-compatible, and should be available in the U.S. and Europe in late August at a suggested U.S. price of $69.99.
Oh, and while notebook users may be abandoning their touch pads in droves, we’ve also seen scads of cordless mice abandoned in coffee shops, libraries, and various Wi-Fi enabled locations. So, even without the reminder to plug and unplug that wireless dongle, be sure to pack up that little cordless wonder when you go.