December 7, 2007 Microsoft’s USB rechargeable Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 frees up extra USB ports by incorporating 1GB of Flash memory into the transceiver and features magnetic connectors that allow you to continue your work while your mouse is charging.
Battery life has always been a problem with the wireless notebook mouse - researchers have even trialed a solar-powered mouse as one way to circumvent this problem - but the ability to charge via USB, even when working, means that battery changes are a thing of the past.
Featuring black high-gloss surface and metallic finishes, the Mobile Memory Mouse features a 2.4 GHz wireless link with a range of up to 30 feet and like its older brother the Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000, it includes a tilt wheel and magnifier button.
Retailing at US$99.95, the right-handed mouse features ergonomic finger grooves and a thumb scoop with a battery status LED indicator and a handy on/off button that helps extend the time between charges.
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