Kensington Ci70LE Wireless Optical Mouse (Rouge) review: Kensington Ci70LE Wireless Optical Mouse (Rouge)

CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
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The Good Pop-out USB receiver can be stored in the mouse.

The Bad No built-in USB cable; not quite small enough for a travel mouse, not big enough for a desktop mouse.

The Bottom Line The Ci70 LE Wireless Optical Mouse straddles the line between a laptop mouse and a traditional desktop mouse, but this hybrid represents a compromise on both fronts.

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While Kensington is known for functional, but not exactly stylish, tech add-ons from iPod docks to laptop cases, the company's new line of mobile mice (including the slim Ci75m and the ExpressCard-based Ci85m) are all interesting variations on the basic wireless mouse.

The $40 Ci70 LE Wireless Optical Mouse straddles the line between a laptop mouse and a traditional desktop mouse, small enough to fit into a laptop case easily, but big enough to use with a desktop without fatiguing your hand. Still, lacking the Ci75m's built-in USB cable and the Ci85m's instant-on feature, there are better mice out there for both desktop and laptop use, and this hybrid represents a compromise on both fronts.

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Where to Buy

Kensington Ci70LE Wireless Optical Mouse (Rouge)

Part Number: K72275US Released: Aug. 15, 2007

MSRP: $54.95

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Aug. 15, 2007
  • Color rouge
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
  • Movement Resolution 1000 dpi
  • Type USB
  • Type mouse
  • Movement Detection Technology optical
  • Connectivity Technology wireless
  • Form Factor AA type
  • Compatibility Mac
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