LOS ANGELES -- Your dirty mouse is history. Gadget Grrl has a new washable mouse that travels as well as it looks. Also, despite the hefty pricetag, mobile executives will enjoy this mobile desktop, brought to you by Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report. Its keyboard is ergonomic, it has four USB ports and cool Bluetooth technology. The Wireless Entertainment Mobile Desktop 8000 allows you to mix work and play on the fly.
Travel can be messy as heck, so a mouse that stands up to the spills and thrillsof today's tough times is a welcome addition to any mobile executive's arsenal.It's not wireless, but it could be a good spare to take along in case your wireless mousefries. Sleek and stylish, it gets the job done without any of the extra featuresyou never use. Scroll, click and don't worry about the spill next to you.
One note here, spillproof doesn't mean you want to submerge this in water.And at that price, you could even pick up more than one.
Microsoft Mobile Desktop 8000
When you come home for a landing, you might want to pick up the new Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Mobile Desktop 8000. For starters the keyboard is curved, and ergonomically speaking, it feels much more natural than the old, stiff and straight model.Its 1.4 GHz of Bluetooth technology enables a number of great wireless features.
A rechargeable mouse allocates battery usage based on the activity in which you are engaged. For example, if you are using it for gaming, it will require more juice as opposed to word processing.
It also has a backlit keyboard, enabling you to see in low light conditions. And as part of the charging hub, there is a battery status indicator, so you won't go low.
Other great features on this board are the four built-in USB ports, so you can be seated in your living room watching TV while you download photos from your last trip, or create a Power Point presentation while downloading the latest corporate images.
The Windows Live Call button saves a ton of time fussing with a phone so you can pay attention to what you do best -- business.
The price may be for early adopters only, but hang in there, it should come down soon.
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