Notebook Mouse 3000: Battery cover removedDepressing the silver recessed button at the mouse's base enables users to remove the unit's battery cover. A single AA battery is required to power Microsoft's wireless radio and optical eye. The unit's receiver (not shown in this picture), meanwhile, is powered by the laptop or desktop PC into which it is plugged.
Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president of Eckel Media Corp., a communications company specializing in public relations and technical authoring projects.