Summary: Targus' new Wireless Mouse for Mac replaces the scroll wheels and trackballs found on other mice with a clever optical sensor. It takes some getting used to, but is great for four-way scrolling.
Pros: Mac-like design stands out from the crowd; tiny USB receiver doesn't get in the way; optical sensor instead of scroll wheel is an interesting innovation; curved, ergonomic shape.
Cons: A bit big for mobile MacBook users; optical scroll sensor isn't the best for super-accurate scrolling.
Excerpt: (1 items) Targus Wireless Mouse for Mac Designed to appeal to the Apple aesthetic, the Targus Wireless Mouse for Mac will draw comparisons to Apple’s Wireless Mighty Mouse ( ). And while it’s a usable optical mouse for general use, the Targus mouse, like the Mighty Mouse, is a mouse that you’ll either love or hate. The Targus mouse has a clean appearance, save for the Touch Scroll sensor and the line that separates the plastic at the top of the mouse.
Pros: Stylish, Can store receiver inside mouse
Cons: Difficult to perform fine movements on the Touch Scroll area, Touch Scroll is only four-directional
Big in size with 8 pre-programmed buttons, controlled by laser
Consumer Electronics Net
13 October 2005
Excerpt: The mouse is one of the essential peripherals that make computing an easy task. While pointing devices have changed very little over the years, they do still evolve like everything else in the computer world. From the ball driven mouse, to the trackpad and stylus, to the optical mouse, to the wireless mouse, the lowly mouse has also benefited from the shifts in technology, albeit in a much smaller fashion.