Microsoft has introduced a new travel mouse which it’s marketing toward netbook users. Really, the Microsoft Mobile Mouse 4000 is basically just a wireless travel mouse, which is nothing new. Companies have been putting out tiny, portable pointing devices for use on the road for years. But I can’t really blame Microsoft for targeting their latest travel mouse at netbook users. After all, who wants to carry around a traditional mouse with a netbook that’s almost the same size?
The Mobile Mouse 4000 has a list price of $40, and should be available in August. It includes a tiny receiver that plugs into a USB port on your netbook, laptop, or desktop computer. The receiver sticks out less than a centimeter from the USB port when plugged in, and can be stored inside the mouse when you’re not using it.