By Andrew Liszewski
Like with any technology, the smaller it is, the more it costs. So if you’re looking for a non-Bluetooth wireless mouse and don’t want to spend a lot of money, you’re going to have to settle for a wireless USB receiver the size of a flash drive. Case in point, the Logitech VX Nano. It’s a great little mouse with a tiny USB receiver I reviewed almost 3 years ago that still sells for upwards of $90. And while Verbatim’s travel-friendly wireless mouse of the almost same-name might be lacking the additional fancy buttons the Logitech has, its 2.4GHz USB receiver is just as small, letting you leave it plugged into your laptop all the time without the worry of it accidentally breaking off when placed inside a case.
It’s also got a 1600dpi sensor (you’ll probably want to limit the mouse’s speed in your OS) and 3 levels of ‘sleep’ to conserve battery life (2 x AAAs) instead of it just turning off every few minutes. And while it lists with an MSRP of $34.99, you can usually find it for even less if you’re the deal hunting type.