My first wireless mouse — which I bought together with my first laptop in the September of 2006 — has finally died after working relentlessly for more than 7 years. It seems its circuitry finally gave up. I could not be more impressed by its mileage.
So on the weekend I picked up a new Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000.
It’s interesting to see the side by side view of both mice that were bought nearly 8 years apart, from different parts of the globe. The first one cost ~ INR 1200 in 2006 September and the second one, 135 stale Fly Buys.
Both mice have the same form factor but the current USB dongle is dramatically downsized.
Although I wish the dongle could be tucked into the mouse, just like the earlier one. I was just closing the computer and had a second look at the mouse to find the slot next to the battery that takes in the USB dongle. Silly me!
Microsoft included a Duracell battery to power up this mouse out of the box, which I totally unexpected.