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Versatile mice for your employees; the next generation of portable display devices

This story appears in the January 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Peripherals Vision

If you haven't thought twice about your computer input devices lately, it might be time to reconsider. A small hardware investment can make a computer user more comfortable during long hours at the desk and-the ultimate goal-increase worker productivity. One of the more recent innovations out on the market is embodied in Microsoft's Wireless Optical Desktop Elite package for $105 (all prices street). Included is a mouse with Tilt Wheel technology, a sideways scrolling feature that makes quick ergonomic work of navigating Web sites, spreadsheets and long documents. A similar scroll wheel is also built into the keyboard.

Logitech introduced the $49.95 Cordless Click! Optical Mouse with Fast RF wireless speeds equivalent to USB. It works with either hand, an important consideration for computers with many users. The $65 Kensington StudioMouse Wireless also includes rechargeable batteries and a cradle.

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