Dell (Logitech) Optical Mouse, retail $TBA
Manufactured by Logitech (
Last updated 05-26-10

This isn't a laser, flashlight, or other product specifically designed to produce light, but since it uses an LED and that lamp is rather critical to its functionality, I figured "what the H-E-Double-Bendy-Straws" - I'd probably get eternal darnation if I failed to add it to this website because of that LED in it anyway.

This is a three-button computer mouse that uses an optical tracking mechanism rather than a ball. The third (center) button also incorporates a scroll wheel, eliminating the need to mouse over and "click & drag" on the scroll bar at the far right of the document or web page you're on in order to get that page to scroll.

It was furnished as part of the Dell Dimension 4500 computer (please, o PLEASE! see this web page on this website) that was purchased for me by a group of Candlepower Forums members in mid-2002 after the computer I had been using for years went to pot.

I've had this for quite a few years now, that's why it does not look brand spanken new in the above photograph!!!

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

This mouse is actually quite easy to use.

Plug the cord coming from the mouse into any free USB port on your desktop or laptop computer. The computer should almost immediately "sense" its presence and automatically install the correct driver.

At this point, the mouse should now be working.

This mouse does not use batteries, so I do not have to tell you which part to remove, huck down the basement stairs into the room crawling with thousands of hungry piss ants, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

Unable to measure current usage due to how the product was constructed.

This Optical Mouse is designed to be a computer peripheral, not a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused; so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a front porch, let my mother's big dog's ghost or my sister's kitty cats spring a leak (uranate) on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium or large ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, that photograph, spectrographic analysis, and video located directly below may very well be it.

As of 05-24-10 (or "24 May 2010" if you prefer), this mouse appears to have gone down the tube; it only operates for several seconds before shutting down.

"Beam" photograph on a mousepad (or "mousemat" for UK viewers).
This light is not designed to be seen, so this photograph really wasn't absolutely, positively, 100% necessary.
The brown marks you see on the mousepad are from a years-old coffee spill.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the orangish-red "tracking" LED in this mouse.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

A video clip on YourTube showing this mouse going to pot.

This clip is approximately 7.072345412952 megabytes (7,252,420 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than thirty five minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

I cannot provide either one in other formats, so please do not ask.

Test unit was furnished as part of the Dell Dimension 4500 computer that was purchased for me by a group of Candlepower Forums members in mid-2002

Because it has gone down the tube since receiving the computer in 2002, that dreadful "" icon will have to be used at once.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    MANUFACTURER: Logitech
    PRODUCT TYPE: USB optical computer mouse
    LAMP TYPE: Slightly orangish-red LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbutton switches
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PIDDLE-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: None that I'm aware of
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


    Product was not intended to be a light-emitter, so the conventional "star" rating will not be used.

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