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Product: MouseMan Traveler
Company: Logitech
Estimated Street Price: 49.95$
Review By: Julien Jay


Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Design & Technology
3: Drivers & Tests
4: Conclusion

Logitech, the well-known Swiss manufacturer which specializes in computer devices, has recently launched a new pointing device specifically designed for laptop users. Every serious laptop user will tell you that the embedded mouse of most of todayís notebooks is inaccurate and uncomfortable. To address both issues, Logitech has released the only optical mouse dedicated to nomad users, the Logitech MouseMan Traveler. Featuring a stylish modern silver look the MouseMan Traveler is quite surprising at many levels due to its shell, its incredibly small size and its features as we will see in this review.


  • Perfect, compact notebook mouse.
  • New optical sensor up to 800 DPI - twice the speed, twice the accuracy
  • Optical precision: No ball. No sticking.
  • Maximum accuracy.
  • Travels anywhere.
  • Fits comfortably in either hand.
  • Protective carrying case included.
  • Five-year warranty.


   Installing the MouseMan Traveler is quite easy. You just have to connect the USB cable of the mouse to your computer and start it up. If your laptop doesnít have a USB port or if you would prefer not to waste the only USB port available, donít worry! Logitech provides a small USB to PS/2 adapter so the mouse can be used on almost every kind of machine. Windows XP natively recognizes the USB mouse but with some laptops you may encounter conflicts since youíll first have to disable the embedded touchpad (via the BIOS or configuration program) so you can use the secondary mouse. 

Once the Logitech MouseMan Traveler is connected, you can start using your new mouse right away, however itís strongly recommended to install the MouseWare 9.42.1 set of drivers to unleash the full potential of this new pointing device. When the drivers are installed, Windows will reboot and display a wizard that will help you configure the mouse and buttons assignment..


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