Microsoft's tilting mouse

SAN FRANCISCO (10/27/2003) - Here's a mouse that takes convenience and comfort to the next level: Microsoft Corp.'s Wireless Optical Mouse with proprietary Tilt Wheel Technology.

The first pointing devices with scroll wheels were revelations, particularly for people who previously had to click through long documents or numerous lengthy Web pages. Now Microsoft has gone beyond that considerable achievement to offer truly smooth vertical scrolling--no more notches with each wheel turn. Even better, the wheel can now tilt smoothly right and left for horizontal scrolling, making it great for navigating large spreadsheets or other wide documents. Its design is comfortable for both left- and right-handed users.

In addition, battery control has improved over previous versions. The shipping mouse that I tried out worked fine with only one AA battery installed, and it ran even longer with two batteries in place.

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