Choiix Cruiser Reviewgotdamojo06 - July 26, 2010
Category: Input Devices
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Have you had enough of your track pad on your laptop? Maybe you are sick of having a ton of cords sticking out of your laptop when you are trying to get some work done while on the road, what ever your reason is for looking at a new laptop mouse, Choiix may just have the solution you are looking for. Choiix has just released a new wireless laptop mouse full of some useful features for the laptop user on the go. The Choiix Cruiser is an ultra portable, small wireless mouse that will work on just about every surface you could think of, making it a perfect solution for your on-the-go needs. This is no gaming mouse so you are going to be getting the basic mouse features, however it is designed to fit your needs. I am very curious how this mouse is going to stack up against the competition out there.
Taking a look at the packaging for the Choiix Crusiser, you are going to see that the front has a clear plastic cover that allows you to not only have a first hand look at the Cruiser but the Choiix Micro-USB wireless adapter for the mouse to communicate its movements to the computer it is connected to. When you look at the front of the package, you are also going to see the Choiix logo printed above the Cruiser logo. Under the Cruiser logo you are going to find a little bit of information about the mouse, it is a 2.4G wireless Blue Trace mouse packaged with a mouse pad. This is going to allow you to know exactly what you are getting inside of the package. At the bottom of the front of the package, you are going to see the Blue Trace Sensor badge with the description printed below it saying "provides the high precision and no surface limitations including most types of glass". When you take a look at the back of the packaging, you are going to see the Cruiser logo printed again, you are also going to find two different sections of features, one for the mouse pad and the other for the mouse. There are a few printed pictures to help illustrate these features.
When you open up the packaging for the Choiix Cruiser, you are going to find not only the mouse and the Micro-USB adapter, but you are also going to find two AAA batteries, the Cruiser Mouse Pad, as well as the user manual. The mouse pad has the Choiix logo printed in the bottom left hand corner with some different colored square designs above it to give it a more modern/appealing look to it. The mouse pad measures in at about 8" x 5.25" which is going to make it easy to put inside of your laptop carrying bag for safe keeping during your travels. The batteries that are included are Energizer, not some off the wall no-name brand. The Micro-USB wireless adapter is so tiny that it will literally fit on top of a quarter, it comes in at around 0.75" x 0.5".
Taking a look at the Choiix Cruiser, you are going to see that the overall design to the mouse is really simple, you have your necessary buttons, the right and left clicker as well as your scroll wheel and scroll wheel clicker. Those three buttons are the only ones that are included on the Choiix Cruiser, there are no side buttons on this mouse, however they are not really needed in everyday usage, they are just more of a convience. The back of the mouse has the Choiix logo printed on it to remind you who's mouse you are using, but the back of the mouse is really quite simple as well. The front where you are going to see your buttons and scroll wheel is pretty much just as simple as the back of the mouse.
The top of the mouse has a nice non slip rubber coating to keep your hand more relaxed while using the mouse. You are also going to see on the bottom of the Choiix Cruiser that there is a sticker with the model number printed on it as well as the serial number just in case you may need to keep track of the mouse.
Taking a look at the bottom of the mouse, you are going to find the On/Off switch so that you don't always have the mouse on and run down your batteries, right next to the On/Off switch, you are going to find the Blue Trace laser that is going to allow you to use your mouse on just about any surface that you may want to, which includes some types of glass surfaces! At the bottom of the mouse, you are going to find a button that is labeled Connect, this is what you are going to press once you have the mouse on for it to locate the USB adapter and begin transmitting its movements to the computer. You are also going to find a switch at the bottom edge of the mouse, this is going to pop the bottom section of the mouse out and raise it up for a more ergonomic feel to it. When you have the mouse poped up, you are going to find a hole at the back of the mouse with another switch by it, this is where you can keep the usb adapter inside of the mouse so you never will loose it.
When you adjust the height of the mouse, you are going to see a little bit of a difference in the design of the mouse, and it is going to look a little bit more comfortable to hold on to while you are working on your laptop. The height is adjusted by about half of an inch, which while in the palm of your hand, is going to be a huge difference.
Now that we know what the mouse looks like, it's time to take a look at the specifications as well as the features of the Choiix Cruiser.