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Photos: New mice from Redmond

Microsoft shows off an upgraded version of its best-selling wireless optical mouse and two new desktop mice.
By Bill Detwiler, Contributor on
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Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000

Microsoft's new Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000, which sells for about $29.95, is billed as compact and easy to stow for jet-setting users. It also uses the company's High Definition technology, which is designed to supply smooth tracking, regardless of the surface.

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Wireless Laser Mouse 5000

The Wireless Laser Mouse 5000, scheduled for release by Microsoft in April at a price of about $49.95, contains five buttons, including a Magnifier button that allows for real-time enlargement and editing of any section of the screen, and a Tilt Wheel that permits horizontal and vertical scrolling.

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Wireless Optical Mouse 2000

Slated for a June release, the three-button Wireless Optical Mouse 2000 is geared toward desktop users, with an ambidextrous design and silver accents. At $29.95, it's billed as a more affordable alternative to the laser mouse.

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