Targus AMW43US Wireless Mouse for Mac review: Targus AMW43US Wireless Mouse for Mac

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.5
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 8.0
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The Good Mac-like design stands out from the crowd; tiny USB receiver doesn't get in the way; optical sensor instead of scroll wheel is an interesting innovation; curved, ergonomic shape.

The Bad A bit big for mobile MacBook users; optical scroll sensor isn't the best for super-accurate scrolling.

The Bottom Line Targus' new Wireless Mouse for Mac replaces the scroll wheels and trackballs found on other mice with a clever optical sensor. It takes some getting used to, but is great for four-way scrolling.

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MacBook users (and desktop Mac users as well) are often as enamored of their hardware's look as its performance, so a healthy side industry has popped up for accessories that share Apple's basic design cues. Accessory maker Targus has a new line of Mac-flavored devices, including this one, called, simply, the Wireless Mouse for Mac. A similar Bluetooth model, the Targus Bluetooth Laser Mouse for Mac, is also available.

This $49 mouse has an all-white body, and even though the latest MacBooks are all aluminum, white is still the universal Mac color in many minds. There are large left and right mouse buttons, plus two small programmable thumb buttons on the left side of the base.

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Targus AMW43US Wireless Mouse for Mac

Part Number: AMW43US Released: Nov. 1, 2008
MSRP: $31.99 Low Price: $9.95 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Nov. 1, 2008
  • Color lunar gray
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
  • Movement Resolution 1200 dpi
  • Type USB
  • OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
  • Type mouse
  • Movement Detection Technology optical
  • Connectivity Technology wireless
  • Compatibility Mac
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