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January 20, 2005 12:44 AM

Broken: Wireless mouse

18660_sq250Anyone want to buy a wireless mouse? Note that it has wires attached.

Thanks to Mario Pereira.


Wireless mouse, now with free wires!

/sorry, couldn't help myself

Posted by: gillian at January 20, 2005 03:21 AM


I have a mouse similar to that one. Luckily the packaging never claimed it was wireless.

Another thing I like is the website says, "10 out of 11 customers said they would buy this product again." I know it implies they're happy with the product, but the only reason I can think of buying two mice is when the first one breaks.

Posted by: Ilan at January 20, 2005 08:45 AM

The catalog page has two additional pictures. One is the mouse shown above with its retractable with partly extended. The other is a DIFFERENT mouse, this one in fact wireless, with receiver and bag. So if I order this product, which mouse and I getting?

However, neither mouse nor website are broken. I'll give eBags a "laziness/poor data entry" for this one.

Posted by: Jay at January 20, 2005 08:59 AM

Uh? Jay, how is the website not broken, if they've done the data so poorly that the picture doesn't associate with the title?

Posted by: anitsirK at January 20, 2005 09:59 AM

Wow. I was SURE that nobody could claim unbrokenness on this one. Blows my mind. ;)

Posted by: Jim King at January 20, 2005 10:45 AM

You are all wrong!!! That is corded for charging the mouse!! It has the ability to be corded for laptops so you don't have to recharge.

Posted by: Tyler at January 20, 2005 11:49 AM

You are all wrong!!! That is corded for charging the mouse!! It has the ability to be corded for laptops so you don't have to recharge.

Posted by: Tyler at January 20, 2005 11:50 AM

I Have the targus wireless mouse and it does work well, but the two mice in the picture are not even the same. Note the Targus name on the wireless one with the corded one blank. BTW, the wireless one uses batteries, lots of them.

Posted by: Jeff at January 20, 2005 01:59 PM

Its actually not broken, if you read the bottom where it says..."Product features" it says what is included, which is what you see in BOTH pictures, (just two different kinds are shown) the cord is for a USB plug in, which is if Im not mistaken used differently from what you would use the mouse for.

Posted by: lizzy at January 20, 2005 07:12 PM

They are now making mouses that can be used through USB ports, like keyboards and other external devices.

Posted by: Justin at January 20, 2005 08:51 PM

I said this is not broken for the same reason I said the misspelling is not broken: because it isn't broken. Plain and simple. A false or erroneous product listing in a catalog does not make the entire catalog (in this case, eBags) broken, nor does it make the product described broken either. There are so many things we need to talk about that TRULY ARE broken. Let's see those things first and then see examples of poor data entry later.

Posted by: Jay at January 21, 2005 09:00 AM

By the way, notice the title and actual content of this article. What are we actually supposed to discuss here, the mouse itself or the website?

Posted by: Jay at January 21, 2005 09:06 AM

An off-topic comment:

The new mouse I got (mentioned earlier) that it's small enough to be completely engulfed in my fist. I'm tempted to put the entire thing in my mouth like a cookie simply because I can.

Posted by: Ilan at January 21, 2005 06:46 PM long as you don't do it with an ipod shuffle...

Posted by: []D [] []V[] []D at January 23, 2005 03:55 PM

this is the lousest wireless mouse there is. it will not hold a charge for the batteries. It goes through the batteries and i took it back to the store and because i didn't keep the packaging it came in i'm stuck with it.

Posted by: peggy at February 3, 2005 03:57 PM

The pictured mouse I am seeing is one of those mini-mice that basically is about the size of your thumb.

My sister has one.

The cord winds up in that circular part.

It's far more convenient to pack with your laptop than a standard mouse.

Pretty cool, actually.

Not wireless at all, though, so this photo doesn't go with the product being sold.

Posted by: Richard Lynch at February 8, 2005 06:41 PM

it probably is supposed to say optical mouse, but it says wireless

Posted by: Ben at May 29, 2005 10:14 PM

You missed the system requirements.

System Requirements--operation System: Windows® 98, Me, 2000 and XP USB port

Surely it should be "or" XP not all operating systems at once.

Posted by: George at September 27, 2005 01:22 AM

LOL maybe they should cut-off the plug and call it wireless so it's a fun toy? LOL!

Posted by: another guy named Alex B. at May 1, 2006 06:58 PM

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