The time is right for netbooks according to ABI Research, with an expected market explosion of nearly 35 million shipments in 20091, and new research shows that twice as many netbook users take their machines on the go than notebook users, requiring a new suite of increasingly mobile accessories.
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology was created in response to consumers’ “on-the-go” lifestyles, giving them the power to track virtually anywhere3 — from the airport and the coffee shop to their seat on the bus. The Hardware Group at Microsoft Corp. unveiled the ideal netbook companion, the Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000, a perfectly portable mouse designed to go anywhere with BlueTrack Technology.
“Between netbooks, notebooks and smartphones, consumers are more mobile than ever with their computing,” said Sean Butterworth, group product marketing manager at Microsoft. “Our user research team extensively monitored the different locations and surfaces where people are using their computers, and BlueTrack Technology excels where consumers need it.”
Microsoft’s BlueTrack Technology lets people use their mouse virtually anywhere. The technology works on more surfaces than current mouse technology — including laser and optical mice — and performs flawlessly on smooth and shiny surfaces such as granite and marble and uneven surfaces such as carpet and unfinished wood. It’s also durable and resistant to dust and dirt, so people can be confident their mouse will work where they need it to — a perfect netbook companion.
The Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 offers BlueTrack Technology at a value price so more people can experience its benefits. For added portability, the mouse connects to the PC via a tiny nano transceiver that sticks out less than a centimeter from the USB port and can easily remain plugged into the computer when traveling, or be easily stored inside the mouse. The sporty mouse is also available in this year’s hottest colors with eye-catching hues of teal blue, berry pink and lime green as well as graphite and white; it’s the perfect way to add personal style to life on the go.
The Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 will be available in September for an estimated retail price of AED 149.5 The mouse is backed by a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty from Microsoft.
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