Now THIS is a cool mouse!

MicrosoftWirelessNotebookPresenterMouse8000I’ve been using this for the past few months (it’s been out about six months), so this post is well overdue.

This is a cool mouse.

It’s called the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000.

Even with such a long name for such a small device (what is it with us and our long names, anyway?), it’s a handy, all-in-one tool for presenters.

It’s notebook-size, wireless (via Bluetooth, eliminating the need for a cord). Decent Bluetooth range, too.

It acts as a media remote, allowing me to advance slides and manipulate videos, including pause functionality.

It has a built-in laser pointer (oooh .. ahhhh).

Best of all, it comes with it’s own clear plastic mousophagus (sarcophagus, get it?) that keeps it safe when tucked in my bag.

You know you want one. Amazon has it for $50.

On a side note: what’s with the ‘8000’ moniker? Are there 7,999 prior versions out there that I’m not finding?

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About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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