No one loves cables running on top of the desk because they are not only distracting but also a big headache when they start to collect dirt. But these cables are probably more annoying if have to use when your working while traveling.
Unless you’re just bringing your laptop to connect to your friends and family, updating your Facebook and Twitter accounts there’s probably no need to bring another gadget like mouse. However, because traveling has become part of the work of many professionals having a wireless mouse will surely come in handy.
Miniscule Pico receiver
That small RF receiver you see in my laptop is for the Genius Traveler 6000 Wireless Mouse. It let’s the wireless mouse to communicate with the computer and accomplish your scrolling and clicking.
The 2.4GHz wireless mouse sports a standard design and fully functional features and devoid of all unnecessary protrusion. Its everything you need for a comfortable computer mouse experience.
The device worked in my Windows 7 64bit OS and assures of the same for XP/Vista and Mac OSX 10.4.
What I like about this gadget is that it that the mouse has a storage slot inside for the receiver which lessens the chances of it breaking or getting lost when traveling. The RF receiver is quite small and easily broken so you don’t want to put it in places where it could collect dirt or easily be crushed by any of your stuff in your bag.
Nothing more like to maneuver your computer screen with ease by using a mouse with less hassle because its wireless. The power switch found on the bottom of the device is useful for saving battery power.
The Genius Traveler 6000 Wireless Mouse requires a single triple A battery that usually lasts for a month with 8 hour, everyday use. I’d advice you to remove the battery when the device is not in use to extend the life of the battery.
I think the Genius Traveler 6000 Wireless Mouse is a good device and at PhP650 it’s worth it. I recommend it and will consider buying similar brand should this mouse stops functioning in the future. The price might become cheaper soon as new models come in so be sure to check them out.
The color I chose was royal blue, although two other colors are available as well – ruby rose and diamond black.
Update 09/12/2011: I officially stopped using this today while working at home because it eats too much battery power. I have to replace the battery every 5-7 days which is not good. I stay a lot in front of a computer so I decided to go back into using a wired mouse again. I’ll reserve it for future use especially when I go traveling.