Kensington PocketMouse Pro 72117 Mouse - 72117

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Kensington got this one right... I've owned several "travel" mice, both wired and wireless, but this one takes the cake. The first small travel mouse I bought was a wireless one from Targus. It had several problems, namely pitiful range, terrible battery life, and it was cumbersome. <BR><BR> 1) The range issue was because the receiver was parallel to the table, and my USB port was on the opposite side of the computer from where I use my mouse. Kensington addressed this by making their receiver swivel 270 degrees to a vertical position. <BR><BR> 2) The Targus had the mouse and receiver. This required me to keep up with both pieces. The Kensington mouse has a cool recess in the body of the mouse that holds the receiver when not in use. It also serves a very critical function described in #3. <BR><BR> 3) The battery life of the Targus was greatly reduced because it would NEVER TURN OFF. If the mouse did not detect motion in a few minutes, it would stand-by. There was no hardware on/off to conserve the battery. The problem is the mouse, when in my computer bag, would move around and the mouse would power up. This is a poor design. The Kensington mouse includes a switch that is automatically triggered when the receiver is stored in the body of the mouse. Very cool. <BR><BR> I also own the retractable cord Kinsington Mouse. This is a good mouse, but the retractor and the cord are very fragile and the scroll wheel is too jumpy. The wireless mouse eliminates the retractor and cable, and the scroll wheel is a much better design. <BR><BR> KUDOS TO KENSINGTON!!!

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It's got great design, and is easy to install, but the wireless bit doesn't work very well. The USB connectors are at the back/left on my Dell laptop. I use the mouse right-handed. I frequently had problems where the receiver would stop picking up the signal from the mouse, unless I pressed the little reset button. I tried using this mouse for a few weeks and eventually gave up - going back to the trackpad or a corded mouse. Every so often, I give it another chance, but to no avail. I don't even know why I keep carrying it with my laptop.

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Best portable mouse design ever.

on 5/15/2003

Kensington got this one right... I've owned several "travel" mice, both wired and wireless, but this one takes the cake. The first small travel mouse I bought was a wireless one from Targus. It had several problems, namely pitiful range, terrible battery life, and it was cumbersome. <BR><BR> 1) The range issue was because the receiver was parallel to the table, and my USB port was on the opposite side of the computer from where I use my mouse. Kensington addressed this by making their receiver swivel 270 degrees to a vertical position. <BR><BR> 2) The Targus had the mouse and receiver. This required me to keep up with both pieces. The Kensington mouse has a cool recess in the body of the mouse that holds the receiver when not in use. It also serves a very critical function described in #3. <BR><BR> 3) The battery life of the Targus was greatly reduced because it would NEVER TURN OFF. If the mouse did not detect motion in a few minutes, it would stand-by. There was no hardware on/off to conserve the battery. The problem is the mouse, when in my computer bag, would move around and the mouse would power up. This is a poor design. The Kensington mouse includes a switch that is automatically triggered when the receiver is stored in the body of the mouse. Very cool. <BR><BR> I also own the retractable cord Kinsington Mouse. This is a good mouse, but the retractor and the cord are very fragile and the scroll wheel is too jumpy. The wireless mouse eliminates the retractor and cable, and the scroll wheel is a much better design. <BR><BR> KUDOS TO KENSINGTON!!!

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Doesn't work as well as promised

on 10/15/2003

It's got great design, and is easy to install, but the wireless bit doesn't work very well. The USB connectors are at the back/left on my Dell laptop. I use the mouse right-handed. I frequently had problems where the receiver would stop picking up the signal from the mouse, unless I pressed the little reset button. I tried using this mouse for a few weeks and eventually gave up - going back to the trackpad or a corded mouse. Every so often, I give it another chance, but to no avail. I don't even know why I keep carrying it with my laptop.

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Product Overview

The Kensington PocketMouse Pro Wireless is packed with the smartest features, including a USB receiver that stows INSIDE the mouse, battery-saving technology, and a 3 ft wireless range.

Specifications

Manufacturer Kensington
Mfg Part# 72117
SKU 10335499
UPC 085896721178
UPC 14 00085896721178
Features
Pointing Device Host Interface USB
Product Type Mouse
Manufacturer Part Number 72117
Manufacturer ACCO Brands Corporation
Product Model 72117
Product Name PocketMouse Pro 72117 Mouse
Product Line PocketMouse
Brand Name Kensington
Device Supported Computer
Height 1.5"
Width 2.4"
Depth 4.4"
Movement Detection Optical
Pointing Device Connectivity Technology Wireless
Pointing Device Wireless Technology Radio Frequency
Scroller Type Scroll Wheel
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Tech Specs
Pointing Device Host Interface USB
Product Type Mouse
Manufacturer Part Number 72117
Manufacturer Website Address www.kensington.com
Manufacturer Kensington Computer Products Group
Product Name PocketMouse Pro 72117 Mouse
Product Line PocketMouse
Brand Name Kensington
Additional Information Wireless Connection - RF connection allows you to work freely anywhere within 3 feet of your computer. USB receiver stores inside mouse - ultimate all-in-one design! Power saving technology turns mouse off when receiver is stored, extending battery life. DiamondEye Optical Technology can be used on any surface and provides accurate tracking. Rotating USB receiver fits any port configuration. USB receiver: 2.0"L X 0.375"H X 1.625"W
Platform Support Mac
System Requirements PC-Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP with USB port USB Macintosh with OS 10.1.5 or later USB Macintosh with OS 8 and 9 device will only function as a 1-button mouse
Dimensions 1.50" Height x 2.38" Width x 4.38" Depth
Design Ergonomic
Movement Detection Optical
Pointing Device Connectivity Technology Wireless
Pointing Device Wireless Technology Radio Frequency
Pointing Device Wireless Operating Distance 36"
Scroller Type Scroll Wheel
Software Included KENSINGTON MOUSEWORKS
Additional Warranty Information KENSINGTON TECHNOLOGY GROUP, a division of ACCO Brands, Inc. ("KENSINGTON") warrants this PRODUCT against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for one year from the original date of purchase. KENSINGTON, at its option, shall repair or replace the defective unit covered by this warranty. Please retain the dated sales receipt as evidence of the date of purchase. You will need it for any warranty service. In order to keep this warranty in effect, the product must have been handled and used as prescribed in the instructions accompanying this warranty. This warranty does not cover any damage due to accident, misuse, abuse, or negligence. This warranty is valid only if the product is used on the computer or system specified on the product box. Please check product box for details, or call technical support at 800-535-4242 or 650-572-2700 (Select option 1). Repair or replacement, as provided under this warranty, is your exclusive remedy. KENSINGTON shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. Implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose on this product are limited in duration to the duration of this warranty. Some states/countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Some states/countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state and country to country.
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
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