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  Product:     Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse  
  Price:     $23 (CDN) / $20 (U.S)
  Supplied By:     Act-On
  Author:     clsGrinder
  Date:     February 4th, 2006
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Hazelyn from Act-On for sending the ADM 0520 MicMouse for review.

Act-On

Introduction:

Act-On is a relatively new company based in California with exclusive rights to ATLabs optical pointing technologies. Founded November 2004 in Santa Clara, California as a product/application development and marketing company specialized in human input devices for computers and consumer electronics. One such product is the new MicMouse which comes with a built-in microphone that allows users to communicate using PC-based VoIP around the globe without the high cost of long distance calls. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be evaluating the new Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse; a patented high precision mouse with a built in microphone for use in VoIP and team based online gaming applications.

Specifications:

The Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse is a high precision corded USB optical mouse with 3 buttons, a scroll wheel and built in microphone. The following specifications were taken directly from the Act-On web site:

Model
Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse
Mouse Dimensions

113mm x 60mm x 30mm

Colour:

Silver/Black (other colors will be available soon)

Interface

USB/Microphone

Cable Length

1.5m

Optical Sensor Resolution

800 dpi

Buttons

3

Special Features

Built-in microphone allows you to talk to your family or friends through various VoIP service providers

Easy to use plug-and-play USB connectivity
Optical technology that tracks every motion with digital accuracy
Scrolling wheel for easy navigation
Can be used with or without a mouse pad
Left and right hand compatible
O/S Support
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2K/XP

Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse
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Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse
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The Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse arrived in good form, featuring red and black coloring in blister packaging. The mouse is displayed prominently on the front, with features and specifications printed on the back. This is suitable for ‘on the shelf’ retail outlets.

Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse
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Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse
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The casing opens easily, and I’m thankful I didn’t have to break out the scissors as is common with this style of packaging. An inventory of the MicMouse yields the following:

  • 1 x MicMouse
  • 1 x Users Guide
  • 1 x Complimentary set of ear-buds

Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse
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Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse
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The Act-On ADM 0520 MicMouse is your standard 800dpi optical USB mouse. It is extremely lightweight and comfortable to use. Pointing is precise and this mouse can easily take over as your primary pointing device. What makes the MicMouse unique is its onboard omni directional microphone. The microphone is positioned on the top of the mouse just back of the scroll wheel.

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