In all reality, the trackball never left, it just plummeted from relevance for most users, and certainly in the mainstream. Undeterred by the market's move towards laser sensors, Kensington announced a new wireless mobile trackball along with an update to its free TrackballWorks software. The Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball is primarily intended for laptop users and mobile professionals on the go.
Last month, we told you about an upcoming Wi-Fi mouse from the world’s leading PC vendor HP. Well, the company quietly stripped the wireless rodent of its upcoming tag on Friday. Hit the jump to find out more about the HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse.
Razer’s gaming mice are taking a generational leap with the new 4G Dual Sensor technology, the company announced last week. Unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the latest versions of Razer’s Mamba and Imperator mice are its first “4G” dual-sensor mice, which means that they feature both an optical and a laser sensor. Details after the jump.
Not all geeks are created equal, as Maximum PC readers no doubt know. Hardware geeks and miniature wargaming geeks don't necessarily grunt the same language; sticking a Star Trek geek and a Firefly geek in the same room is just asking for trouble. BioWare and LucasArts are hoping to strike nerd gold by tapping into the combined power of gaming geeks and Star Wars geeks with the upcoming MMORPG "Star Wars: The Old Republic." Now, Razer's getting into the action and trying to suck hardware geeks into the mix with their new line of SWTOR-branded peripherals.
A wireless mouse solves one problem while simultaneously introducing another, and it's up to you to decide if cutting the cord (and maybe a bit of clutter) is worth the trade-off of giving up a USB port for the wireless receiver. HP's engineers didn't think so, but rather than throw in the towel, they went and developed the new HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse, the first mouse to connect quickly and easily without a USB dongle using a PC's built-in Wi-Fi receiver. Genius!
Logitech threw us for a loop by announcing a new mouse that isn't geared towards gamers. It doesn't have dozens of buttons, adjustable weights, or an ultra high DPI. What the new wireless M325 rodent does have, however, are a few subtle features Logitech says makes it ideally suited for Web surfers, a target audience that doesn't often receive specialized products. Let's have a look at the M325.
Media boxes are great, but we still haven't found one that offers all the flexibility of a dedicated home theater PC (HTPC). One of the tradeoffs with HTPCs is that you'll need to rock a wireless mouse and keyboard to take full advantage of what it has to offer. Or do you?
Most of Windows 7’s accessibility options are, at best, of dubious usefulness to the average PC user. And that’s fine, as they’re generally designed for people with special needs, and can be easily deactivated. There’s one accessibility option, however, that can be a big help to anyone: Mouse Keys.
We just got our hands on Microsoft's new mobile peripheral, the Arc Touch Mouse, and it's so weird we couldn't help but make a first look video. We don't want to give away the surprise, so check out the video for more information on what makes the Arc Touch truly creative.
Has it been 5 years already? Razer first released its DeathAdder mouse back in 2006, we reviewed it in 2008, and it was revamped with a 3.5G infrared laser in 2009. Here we are in 2011 and the DeathAdder is back, this time with an all black makeover.
Functionally it's the same DeathAdder as before, although the non-slip rubber has been extended to both sides, replacing the glossy plastic that adorns the traditional models. And though it retains the same form, gone is the glowing the logo. The white scroll wheel, which tends to gunk up over time, is now all black too.
The revamped DeathAdder sporting its new all black tuxedo is available now in the U.S. for $60.