Microsoft has been in the peripheral business for a long time. The company now makes some decent gear for gamers with gaming keyboards and mice. The majority of the peripherals that Microsoft offers are for general computer users with a notebook or desktop. A full line of notebook mice from Microsoft has been around for a long time and the company has unveiled a new special edition of its Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 to raise money for breast cancer.
The mouse is the same as the other version of the WMM4000 that has been around for a while now. It has 2.4GHz wireless connectivity and uses a nano transceiver that can be left plugged into a notebook during transit. The mouse uses the Microsoft BlueTrack sensor for better tracking on a variety of surfaces. I have used BlueTrack mice before and they work very well on anything other than a mirror.
The battery life in the little portable mouse is promised to be ten months. The special edition's only difference from the existing mouse is the pink color to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity. Microsoft has promised $4 for every special edition of the mouse sold at $39.95 per unit will be given to the Komen group. The minimum donation will be $200,000 and the money will be raised through September 11, 2011.