Microsoft Hardware announced the the Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000, the industry?s first rechargeable notebook mouse with 1 GB of flash memory built right into the transceiver.
Designed to prevent Universal Serial Bus (USB) port shortage, the single transceiver is a three-in-one tool that lets users simultaneously work wirelessly, save important files with 1 GB of storage and recharge the mouse without deficiency in performance ? all through one USB port.
Memory in the Mouse
With 1 GB of flash memory in the Mobile Memory Mouse 8000, storing files on the road becomes easier. The Mobile Memory Mouse 8000?s transceiver has plenty of space to save and transport files, whether it is a PowerPoint presentation for a meeting, Microsoft Word documents to send to the printer, or a video clip of the family to take on a business trip.
The Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 uses a magnetic charging system that lets consumers continue working while the mouse recharges. The charging cord magnetically connects at one end to the underside of the mouse, and the other to the tip of the transceiver. This allows consumers to continue their work when the battery is low or give up an extra USB port to recharge their mouse. The included AAA rechargeable battery also offers more than three weeks of battery power on a full charge.
The Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 features advanced wireless technology that allows notebook users to choose how they want to connect ? with 2.4GHz wireless or Bluetooth. A switch on the bottom of the mouse enables Bluetooth notebook users to connect directly to their laptop without using the included transceiver.
Windows Flip 3D
The Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 creates a seamless connection between hardware and Windows Vista with new access to the Windows Flip 3D feature right from the mouse. With the press of a button, users can flip through open windows in a stack, and switch between applications. The mouse also features proprietary High Definition Laser Technology, a Tilt Wheel and two side buttons (Magnifier and Back).
Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 will be widely available in October 2007 for an estimated retail price of $99.95 (U.S.).