Rating: 4 WaterTowers (cool laser wireless mouse)
Last night we went to Best Buy in Tracy, CA and, as usual, I browsed the aisles to find technology that, to me, might be new and exciting. In the computer section, I saw the Logitech V450 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse and picked it up. $50 or so.
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I started coworking in the Tracy Virtual Office. Prior to last week, I had set myself up with a “desk” and “office”, but, I decided to cowork like everyone else and quickly realized that I had too much stuff. One of the issues I am running into are wires! Wires everywhere. If I could eliminate a wire or two or three…..that would be good.
A wireless mouse is one more step in the wireless direction.
I also had a slight issue with the old mouse….it did not work on some of the plastic tables (remember the TVO is a new operation) we have for coworkers. So I had to use my Mickey Mouse Pad, which is ok, but, one more thing I had to stuff in my carry-all.
I am finding out….when you cowork, less is better.
I also figured I’d give the the laser technology of the V450 a try on the different surfaces. (It works!)
One more cool thing: The USB receiver (operating at 2.4 GHz for the wireless communication) is very small and meant to stay in the computer. The simplest solutions are the most elegant!
I installed the two AA batteries in the mouse and turned the computer on. After the computer booted up, I installed the nano receiver in a USB port in the back of the laptop and turned on the mouse. The computer (my very old Toshiba laptop running Windows XP) found the new hardware and after a few seconds I was good to go!
Excellent. So far, it is working very well, and I have gotten rid of one wire, one mouse pad and now have a mouse that works on ALL the TVO work surfaces! The brochure tells me I will also have more accurate position control of the cursor, and that seems to be true thus far. Whoopee!
For $50 the Logitech V450 is working great and has cleaned up my coworking desktop just a bit.
I can download software to add features, but, hey, I’m happy with this. If I get adventurous, I’ll do that at a later date.