A4 Tech Wireless Battery Free Optical & Easy Go Mice Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by SidneyWong @ 2004-12-11

A wireless optical mouse without battery sounds good to me. An optical mouse for my notebook without the cord hanging out of my carrying case, says A4Tech. Both products are here today for our viewing.

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Easy Go AK-5

Easy Go (AK-5)- The Note Book Partner:

There are three types of mouse devices found in notebooks. The roller ball type that came out at the very beginning followed by the small "eraser" type and in recent years the touch pad. I found none of them work well enough. Granted, anyone could get used to anything bad until they find something better. Frankly, it depends on the type of work one does with notebook; checking emails; using word-process might well be no sweat for most. Neither is hauling a mouse with tangled wiring is not everyone's favorite.

A4tech is introducing another product that may suit the on the go users - The Notebook Partner, Easy Go Mouse.

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• New cable Reel Design for easy roll up and portable
• Precision Optical Sensor
• The Best Notebook Partner
• High Resolution 800 CPI

System Requirements

• Window 98, Me, 2000 and XP
• Mac OS 8.5 ~ 9.X
• USB Port

It measures about 10cm x 5.3cm; with thin wiring and the USB could be tucked away underneath the body.

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I noticed the package mentions PS2/USB, I did not find PS2 adaptor in the package. The "feel" is definitely different after using the "larger" Wireless Battery Free mouse a few minutes before. The photo below shows what I've just gone thru using in a matter of few hours. Size does matter.;), pardon the expression.

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Instead of red LED with Battery Free Mouse, the Easy Go glows in green.

I was about to plug the Notebook partner to the Mid-Tower front USB port to give it a test drive when I sensed it wasn’t “right”. I shouldn’t try to hide my old Toshiba Satellite from the readers just because it is an old machine. It has served me well over 7 years. I’m sure my readers won’t mind.

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By the time I took this photo, it was two hours later. I misplaced the Win98se diskette which is required to install the USB driver. I went on to use the notebook with Easy Go in writing the last page of this article. Somehow I couldn't find myself to feel good about the shape and size of this mouse, although the curser moves smoothly and the feels on the clicks and wheel are the same with its bigger brother.

Onto my thoughts and conclusion ->
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