updated 09:50 am EST, Tue February 5, 2008
MS Laser 6000 and 7000
Microsoft this morning reworked its Wireless Laser mouse options for desktop and notebook owners with a pair of mice focused on simplicity rather than sheer control. Both the Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 (pictured) for the desktop and the notebook-minded Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 connect over RF frequencies and roll with new ergonomic designs, an improved scroll wheel grip, and fewer buttons to reduce clutter. The 7000 supplies a button that can be used for Flip 3D on Windows Vista systems or assigned elsewhere on other operating systems, while the 6000 serves as a full-size mouse but includes a miniature USB transmitter that stows away inside the mouse for travel.
The updated mice should both ship in March and will sell at prices of $50 for the 7000 model and $70 for the more complex Wireless Laser Mouse 6000.
Wireless Laser 6000
Wireless Laser 7000