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Microsoft Helps Dad Do More With Less This Father’s Day!

27 August, 2007 | Archived Post

Four-in-one notebook mouse is the ultimate productivity and entertainment gadget for dads on the go.

Sydney, Australia – Monday, 27th August, 2007 – Microsoft has the ideal answer for mobile dads who are tired of lugging bags full of notebook accessories wherever they go. This Father’s Day, families can give Dad the ultimate gift for staying productive and enjoying multimedia entertainment, anywhere, from the office to the living room whilst lightening the load of his laptop bag.

Now more than ever people are working on the go and the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 is the first notebook mouse to serve as a four-in-one device. Dads can simplify their notebook experience by using the mouse functions as a slide presenter, a laser pointer with digital ink, a media remote control and a 2.4GHz Bluetooth® laser notebook mouse.

“Whether clicking through the slides of a presentation, highlighting a key message with the laser pointer, skipping to the next track of a CD or scrolling through documents on a laptop, the days of having to dig multiple devices out of a laptop bag are over,” said Scott Jackson, Hardware Product Marketing Manager for the Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft Australia.

“The Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 is the ultimate tool for any dads helping to reduce the number of home and office peripherals whilst putting all-in-one multifunctional control in the palm of their hands,” continued Jackson.

It’s all in the Presentation
With the versatile Microsoft® Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000, dads can forget about time wasted fumbling between devices; it takes them right from content creation to presentation. With one click of the mode-switching button and a flick of the wrist, users can move from mousing to running meetings and high-stake presentations with confidence and flair.

The under side of the Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 features all the control buttons needed for presentation navigation — forward, back and full screen and even includes a laser pointer for highlighting a key statistic or graph.

Media Remote Functionality
When dad is ready to unwind or needs to view multimedia content for work, they needn’t worry about finding a separate remote; they can just tap into the media control capabilities of the Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000. The presentation keypad also acts as a media control pad; users can play, pause, change tracks and adjust volume, or watch a DVD. It is compatible with RealPlayer, iTunes and Windows Media® Player.

All That and a House for the Mouse
The Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 mouse comes loaded with Microsoft’s signature comfort and performance features, including High Definition laser technology, ergonomic design, Tilt Wheel and Magnifier button. New features include the Instant Viewer tool, with which at the touch of the button users can see each project they are working on and easily switch between applications for added productivity.

The mouse also comes with a carrying case to hold the transceiver and protect the mouse. Whether dad is hanging out at home or working on the go, the Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 is the device to deliver effective presentations, play media content and comfortably navigate on a PC.

Pricing and Availability
The products are available through Microsoft reseller partners at a recommended retail price* of $149.95

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For further information:
Rebecca Smith
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3809
rebecca@howorth.com.au

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Visit the Microsoft Australia Hardware Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/australia/mouseandkeyboard/

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