Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Logitech wireless mouse has clip-on holder for laptops

If I'm using a laptop for a couple of minutes I can tolerate the built-in pointer or touchpad, but for serious computing, I always plug in a real mouse.

While traveling, it's no big deal to stash the mouse in the PC bag, but the accessory wizards at Logitech have come up with a cool ideas for transporting a laptop and its mouse from room to room -- or even building to building -- when you're not carrying a full computer case.

The Logitech® V550 Nano cordless laser mouse, featuring the Clip-and-Go dock lets you conveniently clip the V550 mouse to your laptop – and go.

Always ready for use, the V550 Nano also features the Plug-and-Forget Nano-receiver – it’s so small that once it’s plugged into your computer, you can forget about it. The Nano-receiver stays nearly flush against the side of the computer (protruding just 8 mm), so it doesn’t have to be unplugged when you stow your laptop.

With increased mobility comes increased concern about battery life. You don’t want to be caught out and about with a mouse that’s run out of power. The new V550 mouse offers up to 18 months of battery life. Plus, the V550 Nano saves additional power by automatically turning off when it’s docked or when the Nano-receiver is stored inside the mouse.

To enhance your productivity, the V550 mouse’s scroll wheel can spin freely to let you move quickly through long documents and Web pages. Or, by pressing down on the wheel, you can switch to click-to-click scrolling mode and scroll precisely through lists, slides or photos. In addition, the button directly below the scroll wheel allows you to switch between applications (after installing software available at no additional charge from

The V550 Nano is offered in two colors: gray with silver accents and silver with blue accents. With the purchase of the mouse, you’ll receive two Clip-and-Go docks – one silver, one black. An included setup kit makes it easy to install the dock, and to remove it, if necessary.

The new Logitech mouse is compatible with both PC and Mac® computers, and the Clip-and-Go dock is compatible with all notebook styles. For more information, visit

The Logitech V550 Nano cordless laser mouse is expected to be available in the US and Europe beginning in late August. The suggested retail price in the US is $59.99.
This is a preview, not a review.

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