Wed 01 February 2017

Types Of Laptop Mouses

Laptops feature a track pad for pointing and clicking, but for many tasks, such as photo editing and gaming, a mouse offers a more intuitive and more accurate input method. Many different makes and models of mouse are available for laptop use, and thanks to the USB connectivity and wireless features built into many laptops, you can choose the connection method that suits your way of working best. Laptop mice often come with a travel pouch to make it easier to take them on the move with you. The key features to look for are the mouse size and its sensitivity, which is measured in dots per inch (DPI).

Travel Mouse

A travel mouse is significantly smaller than other laptop and desktop models. It is designed to be as small as possible while still being comfortable to operate. Compact size makes it easier to transport, for example, in a laptop bag, and means that it takes up less space on a desk, useful for those working on the move. A travel mouse can connect up via USB or wirelessly, Extra information here at laptopstandboss. Examples at the time of publication include the Logitech V470 and the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500.

Wireless Mouse

A wireless mouse gives you more freedom when it comes to operating your laptop or net book. Connecting a mouse via the laptop’s built-in Bluetooth technology (if available) can free up a USB port for a different peripheral. Other wireless models connect using a small receiver you plug into your USB port. Wireless mice come in many varieties and are suitable for those who want a flexible, portable and uncluttered workstation. Current models include the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 and the Gigabyte GM-M7600 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Notebook Mouse.

Gaming Mouse

A gaming mouse is built to tackle first-person shooters and other types of game and typically comes with a varied selection of control buttons and options. A gaming mouse suits those who need extra features and functionality from their mouse and comes with extra software enabling users to configure any additional buttons and wheels on-board the device. Current models include the RAZER Naga Molten Special Edition Gaming Mouse and the Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse.

Presentation Mouse

With laptops often used to display presentations, a mouse purpose-built for the task can prove very useful. Presentation mice range from models offering dedicated buttons (to move forwards and backwards for example) to models that can be used in midair as well as on a flat surface in the traditional way. Many presentation mice also come with a built-in laser pointer that can be used to highlight areas of a display or projection. Current models include the Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse and the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000.