August 20, 2008 Logitech has introduced its new V550 Nano cordless mouse which is designed to go where your laptop goes by means of a Clip-and-Go dock that attaches the mouse to your computer.
The V550 was developed after Logitech research revealed that "the vast majority of people who use a notebook PC are mobile both within and outside the home,” said Rory Dooley, Logitech senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit. Logitech’s advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology provides a powerful, reliable signal that effectively eliminates delays and dropouts. The robust signal exchanges data between the receiver and the mouse 300 times faster than conventional 27 MHz wireless technologies for cordless mice while also reducing interference. The new V550 mouse offers up to 18 months of battery life. Plus, the V550 Nano saves additional power by automatically turning off when it’s docked or when the Nano-receiver is stored inside the mouse.
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The V550 mouse’s scroll wheel can spin freely to let you move quickly through long documents and Web pages and by pressing down on the wheel, you can switch to click-to-click scrolling mode and scroll precisely through lists, slides or photos. A separate button directly below the scroll wheel allows you to switch between applications. The device features a Plug-and-Forget Nano-receiver that’s so small it doesn’t have to be unplugged when you put your laptop in a bag or case, so it is always ready for use. Compatible with both PC and Mac and with all laptop styles, the Logitech V550 Nano cordless laser mouse is expected to be available in the US and Europe from late August for a recommended retail price of US$59.99. The mouse is available in two colors – gray with silver accents and silver with cool-blue accents – and comes with two Clip-and-Go docks, one in each of the mouse colors.