Everyone that has used a notebook computer for an extended
period of time knows that pointing sticks and touch pads, while nice
in theory, are not the friendliest of input devices. Thusly, the
obvious solution is a portable computer mouse. Wired mice, however,
are a hassle, and most of the wireless models have large, annoying
transceivers, making them an absolute bane to portability. Microsoft,
through the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, may have just the solution the
mobility crowd is vying for. The mouse features a "nano" 2.4 GHz
transceiver, small form factor, and Microsoft's propriety "BlueTrack"
technology. Read on to discover if the 3500 and BlueTrack are a road
warrior's delight, or a neatly packaged disaster in waiting.