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The affordable RF-7550A is a good mouse—not a great mouse, but a solid five-button RF-wireless unit that at 3.5 ounces is heavy enough to be comfortable but light enough to be portable.
The ProClick Mobile takes Razer’s excellent high-precision 1,200 dpi optical resolution technology, and packages it into a smaller wireless body. The ProClick Mobile is available in four colors.
The Kensington SlimBlade Media Notebook Set is inarguably a stylish group of wireless input devices. Its three-piece matching keyboard, numeric keypad, and scroll-ball mouse would be sleek and attractive additions to any desk. Unfortunately, stylish does not necessarily mean well designed—and in this case, form forgot to follow function.
The V550 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse is a fine notebook mouse and well worth its mildly pricey admission fee.
With the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000, Microsoft has designed a wireless keyboard and mouse that work well on the Mac, both in an aesthetic sense (especially with the aluminum iMac) and in terms of practical hands-on experience.
Logitech’s new MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse isn’t as feature-filled as the MX Revolution, but it does measure up—it’s one of the better mice I’ve ever used.
Road warriors who pack a mouse into a laptop bag want something small and durable, like Microsoft’s Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 Special Edition. Despite its small size, it’s a comfortable mouse that tracks well.
Macally’s Pebble Wireless is a decent mouse that greatly benefits from versatile software. Also, if having the ability to switch tracking speed on-the-fly interests you, this mouse can accomplish that trick, as well.
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.
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.
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.