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Despite the advantages conferred to it by its talented software, we do not recommend Macally's portable AccuGlide. It’s too small for comfort, inelegantly built, and lumbered by its wired USB connection. Macally makes some fine input devices, but the AccuGlide isn’t one of them.
Linksys has tried to improve the WRT610N and make it easier for Mac users to work with. But it has not succeeded. All the problems found could be solved through firmware updates to fix obvious bugs, and better packaging and explanation of its software.
If you’re willing to put up with a long USB tail to gain battery-free convenience, then Macally’s inexpensive, talented Pebble mouse is a good choice.
At first glance, the Macally Turtle appears to be simply an attractive wireless mouse—perhaps a bit small and light (at 2.5 ounces) for desktop use, but a good size for a welcome traveling companion for your laptop.
Looking for good laptop protection on the cheap? Brenthaven's Trek Sleeve, an updated version of last year's MacBook Sleeve, offers similarly impressive bang-for-the-buck.
The Mac MagSaver helps keep your MagSafe connector and its cable happy together.
The Kensington Ci75m Wireless Notebook Mouse is a great traveling companion. Solid, comfortable, accurate, and attractive—it’s available in orange, grey, white, or black.
With the exception of Apple’s now-defunct single-button mouse, input devices don’t get much simpler than the Kensington Ci73 Wired Mouse. It has two buttons and a scroll wheel. That’s it.
Even if you’re not experiencing pain from the unnatural forearm rotation required by traditional mice, the Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 Wireless will provide comfort and control you never anticipated. But it takes some getting used to.
Focus on the Ci70 Wireless Desktop Set's fine feel and convenient function keys and you'll find it's a solid desktop companion for your laptop—and if style matters to you, you can get the Ci70 in black to match your high-end MacBook or titanium to match your MacBook Pro.
The Kensington Ci95m Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver is great if you’re looking for a mouse that is light and easy to carry around. If you crave innovative buttons that facilitate different functions on your computer, you may want to look elsewhere. But as an everyday travel mouse, the modestly priced Ci95m is a great investment.
Most laptop gear is designed to enhance your mobile life, but what about all those hours you spend using your portable at home? Today’s Mobile Mac takes a look at a couple laptop accessories for your humble abode.
The Kensington SlimBlade Bluetooth Presenter Mouse is one odd little rodent. It tries to be two different animals—first, a compact traveler’s mouse, and second, a presentation controller—but it ends up doing the first poorly and the second only minimally.
Dan Frakes takes a look at thin protection for the MacBook Air, in the form of form-fitting sleeves and hard-shell covers.
Kensington's SlimBlade Media Mouse is great if you're looking for media control and sleek design in addition to basic mouse functions. The lightweight, slim body is great for travelers.