Aimed at relieving or preventing the onset of repetitive stress injuries, Microsoft's new mouse seems to have the right idea in its redesign of the standard mouse grip. If Microsoft's hardware design team had paid as much attention to some of its other elements, this mouse would be a winner.
The term "peripherals" is wide-reaching on purpose to include all the accessories that will surely complete any home office or entertainment set up. Our CNET Editors have tallied the scores and provided their top picks in the list below.
The Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 is travel-friendly and more comfortable than your standard point-and-click, once you get used to a few design quirks. If you're looking for an accurate wireless mouse and don't mind replacing batteries once a year, then the Microsoft Wireless Mouse 6000 is the way to go.
The Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 isn't cheap, but if you want to go wireless and have an extra $70 lying around, this mouse is certainly an option. If you're going to spend that much, though, we think you'll like Logitech's high-end offering better.
A little bit bigger and the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 7000 could be a regular desktop mouse, which makes it easy to use, but not the best for easy traveling.
The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 6000 has great software features, but it's too small and uncomfortable for everyday use.
The Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 is a good precision mouse for left-handers, but righties would be better off with a mouse designed for that hand.