I’m a print subscriber, link to my account Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? The company first released a miniaturized mobile mouse with a self-retracting cable, then a wireless version that uses a thumb-sized USB transmitter that looks like a Flash memory drive. Article text size A. For those who travel light, Creative has made an improvement to its mobile mouse line. Follow us on Twitter globetechnology Opens in a new window. Log in Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? Arguments over the practicality of the charging system aside, the mouse is well designed.
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Thankfully, you shouldn’t have to recharge all that often. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. The two-button device has a clickable scroll wheel, and is designed for either the right or left hand.
Creative FreePoint Travel Mini – mouse – RF
Well, not always – especially if you’re a notebook user who has to lug a bag full of gear hither and yon. Treat others as you wish to be treated Criticize ideas, not people Stay on topic Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language Flag bad behaviour Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. It has slightly indented sides that fit nicely into the hand, and each side of the mouse has a slightly velvety black no-slip coating, too. It’s fine for short bursts of adult use on the road, but for heavy-duty desktop mousing I’d still want to have a full-sized peripheral designed specifically for the right or left hand.
We hope to have this fixed soon. For those who travel light, Creative has made an improvement to its mobile mouse line. Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.
Thank you for your patience. Bigger is better, right? Computers and notebooks with a USB port. Like the wireless system, the optical sensor the FreePoint uses is also very stable.
Plus, you can forgo the AAA nickel-metal hydride NiMH rechargeables altogether and just use a pair of standard AAA alkalines that will provide up to three months of use per set or just carry a spare set of alkalines around on a trip instead of packing the charging cable. It has a built-in battery that fills up on juice via a USB cable while it’s in use, so no more batteries to change.
All the necessary drivers are built into creativf operating systems. Arguments over the practicality of the charging system aside, the mouse is well designed.
Not an overly ergonomic mouse; can only be charged through a USB port. Read our community guidelines here. The strangest part of the design is that the USB cable is only for charging – it simply provides current from the USB port to feed the batteries. Why Doug Ford will likely be a major election wild card Subscriber content. We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. This is more than enough for mobile users who pair the mouse up with a notebook, and I had no problems with interference during my testing.
Tiny but still usable; reliable optical and wireless mechanisms; rechargeable batteries with option for standard Alkaline cells; good battery life; innovative storage niche in bottom of mouse for wireless transmitter.
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The FreePoint Travel Mini is much smaller than a standard mouse to make it portable, but not so small that it feels like a toy in an average-sized hand although it was also the perfect size for my five-year-old to handle easily. Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. The newly designed FreePoint Travel Mini’s receiver is much smaller and fits into a spring-loaded slot in the bottom creatlve the mouse for transport the new mouse comes with a fancy little carrying case, too.
Creative FreePoint Travel Mini mouse – The Globe and Mail
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Follow us on Twitter globetechnology Opens in a new window. Published May 24, Updated April 22, First, the “more compact” bit.