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Slimblade Presenter Media Mouse
Manufacturer: Slimblade Presenter Media Mouse
Retail Price: $49.99

Kensington has a new wireless laser mouse that combines presenter and media controller in one. This slim, sleek unit fits in your pocket for easy portability. The USB micro receiver fits inside the mouse and is very tiny. Simply plug into your USB port in your computer and you have a 30-foot range of connectivity. You do not have to be in front of it when making direct contact.

I have never been very successful with presentation mice. I have disliked their lack of precision. This mouse gets it right and is easy to navigate through your documents with superior precision.

Its unique 360-degree Scroll Ball provides unique scrolling, corner to corner or diagonally. There is a multifunction navigation pad to easily navigate through your iTunes, controlling volume and tracks.

The laser pointer in media mode is bright and easily accessible.

The battery indicator lets you know when you need to replace your batteries. When you open the battery cover to remove the USB receiver, the indicator light in back of the Scroll Ball will be green for charged batteries and red if you need to replace them. The light stays on for about 5 seconds.

It was not easy to get this mouse to work on a Mac on the first attempt. I had to call tech support, where I received excellent and fast assistance. They told me to ignore the error message. Once I did that everything else worked fine. There are no drivers. Simply install the included batteries, insert the microdrive in a USB port and begin to use the mouse.

Review by NCMUG member Maria O. Arguello