I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of my laptop’s touchpad. When I can, I always opt for a real mouse, but that’s obviously not so convenient when I’m wandering the streets, looking for things to blog about. The Logitech V550 Nano mouse could change all that, however. Its plan: Provide a Clip-and-Go dock that sticks to a notebook’s casing, letting you clip the cordless mouse to the outside shell before taking it with you. Simple and effective, no?
Maybe, maybe not. I’d raise just one red flag: in my experience, many laptop carrying bags can be pretty tight. Unless you’re carrying your laptop sans protection (and if you are, what the hell are you doing?), be sure your notebook will still fit in your bag with the mouse attached.
Transport issues aside, though, the well-intentioned mouse has other conveniences, like Logitech’s rapid-scroll wheel and an 18-month battery life, not to mention a tiny wireless receiver that won’t stick out from your laptop’s USB port. The V550 is available this month for $60.