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Logitech Launches Four More Wheel Mice

Logitech added four new scrolling mice to its extensive range of interface peripherals. They are: Cordless Wheel Mouse, Wheel Mouse for Notebooks, MouseMan Wheel, and USB Wheel Mouse.

All four mice are bundled with MouseWare software, which is designed to allow users to program the buttons with various commands or to customize the cursor. Either the right or the left button may be set as the primary click button for all models of the Wheel Mouse family.

Cordless Wheel Mouse, at an estimated street price of $59.95, combines radio technology and cordless freedom of movement with scrolling functionality. Wheel Mouse for Notebooks, at $39.95, comes with a padded traveling case. USB Wheel Mouse, at $39.95, can be installed without turning off the computer. MouseMan Wheel, an updated version of MouseMan+, costs $59.95 and features a unique soft material that covers the sides for a more comfortable grip.

"More than ever before, computer users are looking for a replacement mouse that fits their specific situation," said Julie Goebel, senior global product marketing manager at Logitech. "They want a mouse that's easy to use with notebook systems in even the most cramped situations. They want something they know will be compatible with their Windows 98 upgrade, or one that will work on a crowded desk. And increasingly, they want the added ease and productivity afforded by wheel-enhanced mice."

Logitech is a Swiss company, traded on the NASDAQ (LOGIY) and the Zurich Stock Exchange (LOGN and LOGZ).