Small is beautiful when it comes to popping a cutesy yet fully-functional mobile rodent in your grab-bag
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus +++ Despite the fact that notebook computers now come with embedded trackpoint or trackpads, the need for the precision and externality of an traditional mouse cannot be understated.
And, given that many notebook computers, after a year or two of constant use, often witness the untimely death of the trackpoint itself – hence rendering the entire units entirely useless – unless one has one of these babies that plug right in to any USB port, and et voila, full service is resumed.
With its retractable and slinky USB cable – which is really l-o-n-g when fully extended, a boon for presenters – and its cute, portable design, the Verbatim Go Mini Optical Travel Mouse really is designed to fit easily in any pocket or laptop bag. Costing next to nothing, the usefulness of having such an accessory on board is an insurance policy in itself, even if one doesn’t use it straight away.
The unit fits comfortably right into even the smallest hand – in fact, such a device could be just perfect your youngsters getting their start in the IT world – and has all of the functionality of its big brother counterpart, resplendent with scroll wheel with its own click function, standard left and right buttons and contoured body.
Go Mini is available in four colours; Black, Hot Pink, Volcanic Orange and Caribbean Blue. It has a 1000 dpi optical lens and can be used in either the left or right hand. The unit also boasts a two year warranty.
All in all, such a device is an essential .Seamless in installation, it just works. Which is what we all want at the end of the day. Get one. Rest easy. Small really is still beautiful.
Verdict: 5/5 RECOMMENDED
Pros: Size, portability and seamless installation.
Cons: None observed