Microsoft today announced a pair of new computer mice for desktop computers.
Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 is a rechargeable mouse that charges on a
horizontal charge station. Power for the mouse comes from a single rechargeable
AAA battery good for three weeks of use on one full charge.
Wireless connectivity for the mouse is via 2.4GHz technology providing a
range of 30 feet from the receiver. Sensitivity for the mouse is low by gamer
standards at 1,000 dpi, but higher than typical mouse fare at 800 dpi. The
Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 features one-touch access to Vista’s Flip 3D feature
and has a magnifier button for enlarging onscreen text. Pricing for the
Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 is $69.95 and the mouse will be available in March
The second mouse introduced by Microsoft today is the Wireless
Laser Mouse 6000. This mouse is sized like a desktop mouse but features a
snap in transceiver more commonly found on notebook mice making for easy
portability. This would make the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 a good option for
notebook users who like a full size mouse.
Sensitivity for the 6000 is 1,000 dpi and the mouse uses 2.4 GHz wireless
technology for connectivity. Wireless range is up to 30 feet. The mouse is
rechargeable and has LEDs on the mouse body to indicate charge level. Rounding
out the features is one touch access to Flip 3D, a tilt wheel and a magnifier.
The Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 will be available in March 2008 for $49.95.
Last summer, Microsoft announced its first in-house designed gaming mouse
and revived on old moniker with the SideWinder
quote: Microsoft needs to add recharging and more buttons.