Dell releases WM311 wireless mouse with 'concealed' nano USB receiver

Dell releases WM311 wireless mouse with 'concealed' nano USB receiver

Summary: Dell has debuted a mouse they dub as the "ideal" choice for portable computer users on-the-go. The WM311 wireless mouse has a simple, compact design and features 1000 dpi optical tracking.

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Dell has debuted a mouse they dub as the "ideal" choice for portable computer users on-the-go. The WM311 wireless mouse has a simple, compact design and features 1000 dpi optical tracking.

Users can operate the WM311 mouse with three buttons, and there's even a stored mini USB receiver found in a concealed space within the device.

It should be obvious to see when the wireless mouse is in use thanks to the red indicator light. If you need more color than that and the white finish, Dell has also made the WM311 available in black, red and blue. However, the black base always stays.

The WM311 is $29.99 (before shipping and taxes) and is available for purchase now.

Topics: Mobility, Dell, Hardware, Networking, Wi-Fi

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  • Whatever happened to desktop mice?

    I keep seeing all these mobile mice but I hardly ever see anyone mobile using a mouse? I went to buy a full size mouse for my Mac Mini because the Magic mouse looks as though a car ran over it. I wanted something full size. I could not find a decent full size mouse! All I could find was the small, short and tiny mice. They must have have a mother and father somewhere?
    jscott418-22447200638980614791982928182376
  • What's a . . .

    "... stored mini USB receiver," and why is it in a concealed space? I followed the link to the Dell description and it was just as uninformative. If something is supposed to be a feature, it would be kinda nice to know what it does and why it is a wonderful thing.
    Tom Hargreaves
    Tfixer
    • RE: Dell releases WM311 wireless mouse with 'concealed' nano USB receiver

      @Tfixer AGREE!!
      thad@...
    • RE: Dell releases WM311 wireless mouse with 'concealed' nano USB receiver

      You are right. Was Rachel King writing this while sleeping. Did she actually get paid for writing this? What a waste!
      eddzpc@...
    • A nano USB receiver

      @Tfixer is the reciever... and its nano.... duh... hehe. It sits nearly flush with you laptop so you don't bump it and break it off. The concealed compartment is probably contrasted against most wireless laptop mice (that I've seen) that the dongle clips on, and can easy be bumped off and lost (as what happened to mine). I don't see this and being much news though, I'm sure there are other mice with these features. (then again, there've been other ARM powered slates for years, but somehow the iPad is "reinventing" things.)
      shadfurman
  • RE: Dell releases WM311 wireless mouse with 'concealed' nano USB receiver

    I agree with Tom Hargreaves. What's so wonderful about this? My Gigaware mini mouse has an on-board slot for the dongle, and it cost the same as the Dell. If, as shadfurman suggests, the dongle is flush with the laptop, that is good news. But then why is Dell so vague about it? I just don't see anything unique about Dell's mouse.
    Now if Logitech would build a mini Marble Mouse I'd be very happy!
    qailourophile
  • Bad description for bad product

    1. Description is bad, both onto Dell site and as above. There aren't many details: frequency, dimensions, weight, used batteries ...<br><br>2. In my deep opinion, mouse should use Bluetooth, the number of ports on most laptops/notebooks is usually 2 or 3, so, why should I take 1 of them for mouse?<br><br>3. From my/my friends experience, good models of BT mice are: 1) Lenovo BT mouse; 2) Logitech V470; 3) Kensington BT mouse. Items 2 and 3 are rather small, but 1 -- just a little smaller that the usual one.
    kvo