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2. Laptop Mouse

More and more of us have switched to laptop computers, which come with built-in pointing devices and speakers. But moving the cursor with a touchpad is much less comfortable than grabbing a mouse, and listening to tiny laptop speakers is no way to enjoy music while you compute.

If you're using a laptop at both home and away, we particularly like the combination of comfort and portability provided by the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse ($69.95). Unlike some mice designed for travel, this is a full-size model, with an arch shape that feels very comfortable. The mouse buttons are sensitive without being twitchy, and a center strip lets you quickly control your on-screen location using taps and gestures. The Arc Touch is wireless, with a tiny receiver that plugs into a USB port. And the design is particularly tailored for travel. The entire mouse flattens to fit neatly in a bag or briefcase, and there's a magnetic spot on the bottom to hold the USB receiver.


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