i love this mouse!


For about two years now I've been using Microsoft's wireless optical notebook mouse, which I've really loved. I have small hands, and the notebook mouse fits me perfectly. The wirelessness keeps me from knocking things over with the cord (like cans of diet coke), which I used to do a lot. I wasn't in any hurry to replace it--it's held up like a champ under heavy usage and lots of travel. But when I got to MSR this summer, I was browsing the company store and saw the brand new Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 (why 8000? who knows? who cares? silly msft naming people).

Why was this one so seductive? Look at it:


See those buttons on the bottom? You can use them to control a Powerpoint presentation! On Windows or a Mac! w00t!

I have the Mira software that lets me control a presentation using my Macbook Pro remote, but that (a) requires me to remember to bring and use two separate devices (the mouse and the remote), and (b) won't work when I'm using my Vaio (which I often travel with because it's so light).

And this mouse feels great to use. It's...dare I say it?...sexy! Sleek, silky, smooth. Just the right weight and shape. Lovely.

I told someone a few months ago that my Windows Mobile phone was the only Microsoft-powered item that I had any kind of emotional attachment to, but I'd forgotten what a kick-ass job they do on mice, too...


I think I'll have to get one of these. Thanks, Liz.

Liz, you've sold me on this mouse. I am getting one for my laptop. Microsoft should pay you a commission. :)

That looks very nice! Unfortunately, my last notebook mouse died yesterday evening and our U store didn't have any of these in stock. I'll see if I can get them to special order one for August when I have to pick my new computer.

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