ELECOM Released new line of blue LED mouse – M-WK01DB series – Sept 22, 2015– Osaka, Japan (Techreleased) – ELECOM is launching, in the middle of September, a new line of blue LED mouse, ‘M-WK01DB series’, featuring an idle detection system, developed in cooperation with Ritsumeikan University.
The new product is a PC mouse that has a new feature called ‘idling stop’ function produced by Prof. Doseki of Department of Science and Engineering at Ritsumeikan University through academic–industry collaboration. By incorporating the electrical attribute of LEDs into the mouse’s built-in normally-off circuit which can detect the presence of electric power, we were able to produce a mouse with the idling stop function which does not require you to manually turn the power on or off. All you need to do is put your hand on the mouse to start it up and let go of it to turn it off. Not only does this function let you save operations, but it can also let you save energy, lasting for approx. two years with two AAA batteries without replacement. (based on the test performed by ELECOM) On the front-left side of the mouse is a light indicator that shows the battery level so you know when to replace them.
In addition to the idling stop function, the new mouse is equipped with other high performance and convenient features. The new model features a blue LED sensor that offers accurate tracking, making it usable even on glass surfaces, transparent mats and carpeting where the existing optical mouses have difficulty tracking.Also, the mouse has total of five buttons, two of which are Forward and Back buttons, convenient for Web browsing. Each button can be reprogrammed to a custom function.
Using the 2.4 GHz frequency band enables a smooth mouse operation within the range up to 10 meter radius on the surface made of non-magnetic materials or up to 3 meter radius on the surface made of magnetic materials. It comes with a USB micro receiver that is as small as a coin, allowing you to insert it in a PC’s USB port without getting in your way or keep it in the slot made in the bottom of the mouse.
In terms of usability, the mouse features the 2000 dip resolution that enables a smooth and sensitive operation. Its symmetric design is suitable for both left-and-right handers. It’s available in standard size M that fits any hand and in three different colors