My friend Rich Oppenheim has been up to his old tricks again --- scouring around looking for fun and useful new topys that the profession can use to help make ever day a bit more manageable. Here's his latest "find". [BTW --- if you appreciate Rich's occasional post why not drop him a note and tell him so? His email address is at the bottom of the article.]
I use a laptop for everything. In my office I have a wireless mouse and keyboard from Logitech. On the road, I can carry an extra wireless mouse or use the standard touchpad which my fingers never seem to get quite right.
There is a new mouse from Newton Peripherals called the MoGo Mouse. This skinny device is a PCMCIA sized full functioning mouse. When not in use, the MoGo is stored in the standard PCMCIA slot. With no batteries to replace, the MoGo MouseBT recharges in the PC card slot less than an hour.
MoGo MouseBT is Bluetooth-enabled which means your laptop has to have Bluetooth connectivity. The mouse uses an optical sensor for cursor control. You flip down the short stand to elevate the mouse into working stance. It has left and right click and a center scroll bar that provides the same function as a wheel.
MoGo MouseBT sells for $69.95. If you want to get away from fingering your touchpad, take a gander at MoGo.
Richard Oppenheim, CPA.CITP, currently provides advice through the Oppenheim Business Group. He can be reached at email@example.com.