At my previous job I worked at a desk with a desktop computer, so there wasn't a real good excuse to buy lots of cool gadgets. But now that I'm a road warrior with a gadget budget, I'm having fun buying lots of geeky stuff. So here is my first gadget review: the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse.
There is already a full review of this mouse at ActiveWin.com. The mouse works great for me. I like the way the USB receiver snaps into the bottom of the mouse which turns it off. So you don't burn through you batteries while your mouse in in your backpack (and you don't have to remove the batteries to turn it off). The batteries are supposed to last three months but since I've only had it for a month I can't verify that. ActiveWin gave the mouse high scores on everything except price, but if you have a Costco membership you can pick up the mouse for about $25 at most Costco locations (it isn't featured online).
I like everything about the mouse: size, shape, scrolling, etc. My only complaint is the receiver itself is a little big and since my laptop's USB ports are on the right side I need a little extra desktop space. However, this is only a slight inconvience which I'm willing to pay since I prefer the mouse over the touchpad.