If you’re on the road a lot with your PowerBook or iBook, you may want to check out the new MouseMan Traveler mouse from
The US$49.95 slim profile, small-scale mouse is designed for business travelers. Its brushed aluminum industrial design makes it appear as a solid piece of metal and it sports the new optical sensor that’s in all of Logitech’s optical mice. The sensor provides an 800 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution that Chris Bull, Logitech’s director of product marketing for pointing devices, said yields twice the accuracy of previous sensors for improved tracking on all surfaces without the need for a mouse pad. The mouse has a three-button design with scroll wheel. Each MouseMan Traveler ships with a black protective carrying case and includes a three-foot USB extension for desktop use.
Using Logitech MouseWare drivers, each of the buttons can be programmed to the user’s preference. The iTouch software, included with all Logitech mice, lets users access the Internet and favorite Web sites by depressing the scroll wheel button. MouseMan Traveler is compatible with Mac OS 8.6 or later operating systems (though there’s no Mac OS X native version).