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Personal computer gift ideas for geeks and non-geeks

Microsoft Touch Mouse

Accessories and peripherals for the personal computer can make great gifts for just about anyone, not matter how geeky they may be. Here are just a few accessories that caught our eye.

Microsoft Touch Mouse

The surface of the Touch Mouse, is populated with a multitude of sensors that are designed to track movement of your fingers and allow you to take advantage of Windows 7’s touch-based, user interface features.

See Greg Shultz's full review of the Microsoft Touch Mouse.

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

6 comments
rwpank
rwpank

Its not wireless, which is good. You would either be changing batteries every few days or re-charging at night. I prefer wired keyboards/mouse because I can lose money if the battery dies without too much warning. RP

wb8mwr
wb8mwr

The keyboard needs a mode of communicating with the CPU. This one probably uses RF, hence, the need for an antenna. WB8MWR

Dzmitry Z
Dzmitry Z

Quite a few neat gadgets I didn't even know existed. Question: Why does a Logitech Wireless Wave Keyboard have a wire sticking out of the back?

gturpin43
gturpin43

It is wireless, I've had this keyboard for about 6 months and I have only changed batteries once. It has downloadable software that monitors the battery life and lets you customize the many button that it has.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

It has a wire because some dummy (me) snagged the wrong photo. The wireless version of the Wave Keyboard looks the same - only no wire obviously.

mackie44
mackie44

Doesn't say the keyboard is wireless