TechSpot: HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse Review

As TechSpot's PC peripherals reviewer for nearly three years, it's safe to say that I'm pretty well-versed when it comes to pointing devices. Most of the mice that have crawled across my desk have been higher-end models, both wired and wireless, and just recently I also examined three mobile touch-sensitive mice.

Two dozen mice later, today I'll be looking at something completely different than anything else I've used to date. HP's new Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse cuts the cord and eliminates the need for a USB dongle or Bluetooth radio. It also goes without saying that your computer needs a wireless card. It may seem obvious, but most users won’t be able to use this mouse on a desktop since the average PC isn’t equipped with a Wi-Fi adapter.

This small pointer connects to your notebook's wireless connection with a proclaimed 9-month battery life. The HP Wi-Fi mouse only works on Windows 7 PCs, so Mac users and those on previous versions of Windows are out of luck.

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Might sound silly and maybe I'm missing something but... Can you still connect to a wireless network while using the wireless mouse?

Might sound silly and maybe I'm missing something but... Can you still connect to a wireless network while using the wireless mouse?

Dee said,
Uh, why-fi?

What problem with existing cordless mice was HP trying to solve here?

eliminating the need for a USB dongle to be plugged in. I know the solution of internal bluetooth adapter is already there but this just seems like another way to do the same thing.

so, does this connect directly to the computer like an ad-hoc connection, or does it just associate with the same network and then use software to pair the mouse to the computer? Cause if its the latter, you could still theoretically use it on a computer without a wireless adapter as long as the computer was connected to a network with wireless access points or a router with wireless built in....