Excerpt: If you don’t likes using your notebook’s touchpad, a wireless USB mouse is the best substitute. Microsoft’s offering on this front is an innovative little puck that recharges through USB, has 1GB of flash memory in the receiver, and includes cool magnetic cables that allow the mouse to charge while in use. The only downside is the flash memory is about as fast a glacier, and it’s a bit spendy to boot.
Pros: Comfortable; magnetic cables are cool; 1GB of Flash
Summary: If you do a lot of business travelling, or if you work primarily from a laptop system with external peripherals, a good mouse may make you more comfortable and productive. Portable (laptop) mice have changed much in the few years that they've been widely manufactured and marketed, but their usefulness has remained more or less the same.
Conclusion: Overall, I liked the Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000, and would definitely add it to my laptop bag. It's a little pricey as a standalone mouse, but if you add in the fact that it also doubles as 1GB of portable storage, the cost is a bit more easily justified. Add to that the fact that anything involving Bluetooth automatically costs more than identical products that use conventional wireless technology, so all things considered, $83 isn't really all that expensive.
Excerpt: Back in 1963, Douglas Engelbart created the first mouse – and then not much happened for 44 years. But with the Mobile Memory Mouse 8000, Microsoft has finally got us excited at the idea of a new mouse.
Conclusion: The Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 is a well-designed, higher-end mouse that offers extra features for those on the go. The metal and glossy black design mesh excellently together and the mouse is great looking overall. I'm glad Microsoft has been thinking outside of the box lately and have been combining their products with other features such as the memory.
Pros: Laser Technology, Battery Indicator, Rechargeable, Memory Built In, Carrying Case, On/Off Switch, Bluetooth / Wireless Switch
Cons: Not shipped with IntelliPoint 6.2, Battery Door Not Attached, Carrying Case could be tiny bit bigger, Memory Drive Cannot Be Used for ReadyBoost, Device not certified for Windows Vista