Rechargeable Mouse beats cordless power supply problems


June 4, 2004

The wireless mouse is now a familiar site and few would argue against the benefits of a cord-free desk. The drawback in our experience is that these devices chew through batteries if you don't turn them off after each use, edging-up the cost of running a computer and sending you on a trip to the shop for replacements every other week. Logitech's solution is to provide a rapid charge base station that both stores and keeps the mouse powered and always ready for use.

The latest cordless keyboard and mouse combination from Logitech - the Cordless MX Duo - includes the MX-700 rechargeable cordless optical mouse and base station charger. Both keyboard and mouse employ Fast-RF Cordless Technology, delivering reliable performance within a two-metre radius of the receiver with no line-of-sight requirement.

By increasing the cordless report rate to 125 reports per second, Fast-RF matches the rate of a USB cable connection and according to Logitech, this combined with increased transmission speed and reduced latency, delivers smoothness and precision previously known only in corded mice.

The Logitech Cordless MX Duo is available throughout Australia from major computer stores and costs AUS$229.

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, (Australia's largest Telco), (Australia's largest employment site),,, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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