by CIO Staff

Logitech Cordless Laser Mouse Ships in U.S., Europe

Aug 24, 20062 mins
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Logitech International, a producer of computer accessories, on Thursday launched its new cordless laser mouse, which features a scroll-wheel powered by a motor to help users page through webpages and documents more quickly and efficiently, the Associated Press reports via the New York Post.

Mac and PC editions of the mice are already shipping in the United States with a price tag of $79 for the laptop version and $99 for the desktop edition, and they’re available throughout Europe as well, the AP reports.

The mice feature alloy scroll-wheels that can spin on their own for up to seven seconds, and users can stop the rotation by tapping the wheel, according to the AP. The new mouse can page through as many as 10,000 lines in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with a single click, the AP reports.

A software program installed on users’ desktop computers determines what application they’re running and communicates the information to the mouse, according to the AP. The desktop edition can toggle back and forth between normal click-wheel functionality and rapid scrolling without user intervention depending on what application they’re using, and it either engages or disengages mechanisms within to make scrolling faster or slower, the AP reports.

To switch back and forth while using the laptop, mouse users must hit a button on its base due to its small size and the fact that it doesn’t include a motor, according to the AP, and the desktop mouse’s function can be switched by simply clicking on its center wheel.

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