Technology: Roll With It

When it comes to industry domination, Microsoft knows a thing or two. But when it comes to style points, let's just say the company hasn't exactly won raves. That rep may start to change with its latest line of optical mice, which includes the Wireless Intellimouse Explorer in black simulated leather. The sleek mouse ($64.95, or $104.95 with matching black Elite keyboard) isn't just a sexy companion to your Windows PC or OS X Mac. Among its innovations is a wheel that can also be nudged side to side for horizontal scrolling. It runs for six months on two AA batteries...

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