I had written off small notebook mice as unusable, but the Ci65m gave me a new respect for small mice. Best of all, MouseWorks is smart, and knows which program is active, which means there is no need to manually switch profiles. DiamondEye Optical Tracking Kensington’s DiamondEye optical tracking technology gives you the ultimate in control when using your mouse. Wireless Interface The wireless interface allows you to use your mouse without having to worry about the cord getting caught or tangled. The expected battery life of the Ci65m according to Kensington is one year. Size compared to a MacBook Pro view large image. For example, Photoshop can have a different profile than Firefox.
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I did not have any experience with Kensington products before, and I viewed them as a generic brand that I would have no interest in.
Comfortable to Use The mouse is designed ootical a unique shape and features rubber grips to make it extremely comfortable to use. From a design standpoint, the Ci65m is actually quite sound.
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I found the feel of the rubber to be pleasing, especially when compared to an all plastic surface like that which is found on my Logitech V Size compared to a MacBook Pro view large image.
I found it easy for the receiver to slide off the mouse, leaving me to wonder how long it would be before I lose it. This freedom makes the mouse easier to use and ideal for such intense activities as computer gaming as well as fine detail work such as photo editing.
The mouse uses RF technology to communicate with its base station, eliminating the need for line of sight communication associated with IR devices. I cannot tell how many times I have been in the middle of a game and my mouse dies without notice. By default, the two buttons and scroll wheel work as you would expect, but there are two additional features included that I found useful. Despite its small size, it feels comfortable in your hand.
Tracking is superb and the response time is instant.
Kensington has also given the Ci65m rubber grips on the sides and rubber buttons. This gives you ample time to replace the batteries. Featuring rubber grips for enhanced comfort and the accuracy of an optical interface, this mouse is a great wireless option for your computer.
Kensington Ci65m Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse
Other than that, the overall design is excellent. Ergonomics are very important wieless using your computer and you will find that this mouse does not fall short in that department. This is a feature I wish my other mice had.
Included with the mouse are the USB adapter, two AA batteries, and a small manual that details how to make a connection, where to get the optional MouseWorks software, and an explanation of the five-year limited warranty. Update Unrecognized Zip Code.
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The Ci65m pleasantly surprised me. The MouseWorks software has a small memory footprint it consumes about 5MBand I did not notice any bugs during my time with it. The good news is that most of the time your notebook is closer than two feet away.
Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. However, the range is lacking. I was not expecting much from this mouse. Obviously, Wireles am unable to see if that is truly the case yet as this mouse is only a few weeks old. Kensington has been a moues in notebook accessories market for a long time, and their experience shows in its Ci65m Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse.
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First, clicking the scroll wheel alternates vertical and horizontal scrolling, and second, clicking the left and right buttons at the same time opens a find window. My only complaint would be that the receiver does not slide inside of the mouse, but instead hangs from the bottom.
No Longer Available Update Location notdbook. The expected battery life of the Ci65m according to Kensington is one year. In fact, it tracked beautifully on a table that gives my Logitech mouse fits. It showed me that Kensington has the ability to put out a good product for a good price.