Targus Multi-Channel Mouse User Manual

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Wireless Multi-Channel


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Congratulations on your purchase of a Targus Wireless MultiChannel Mouse. This ergonomically designed mouse uses leading-edgeradio frequency (RF) technology that enables you to use the mouse anywhere up to three feet of its receiver, in a 360 degree range of operation. Noline-of-sightbetween the mouse and its receiver is required.

This mouse also features ten communication channels with automatic channel-hoppingcapability. This feature reduces the likelihood of interference from other RF devices. Using multichannels make it ideal for use in areas where more than one RF device is used, such as a conference room or office area.

NOTE: This mouse is a high resolution device. For maximum accuracy and efficiency, it is recommended that you set your display resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels or higher while you are using the mouse.

Packaging Contents

In addition to this user’s guide, this package contains:



USB charge cable

Three inch USB extension cable


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System Requirements

To use the mouse, your computer must meet the following hardware requirements and run one of the operating systems listed below.


PC with an Intel® Pentium® processor or equivalent

USB interface

Operating System

• Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP

NOTE: The third button and the scrolling wheel only work with the operating systems listed above. If you use the mouse with a different operating system, it will lose its enhanced features and function as a standard, two-buttonmouse.

Charging the Mouse

This mouse comes with a non-replaceableLithium polymer battery. If properly maintained, the battery will last for as long as you own the mouse.

For best results, you should charge the mouse at least 14 hours before using it. You can do this via the supplied USB charge cable. To do this:

1Connect the cable’s USB connector into an available USB port on your computer

2Connect the other end to the mouse.

NOTE: To continuously charge the mouse via the USB charge cable, your computer must be on and awake. For best results, turn off your computer’s power management feature while charging the mouse.


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Low Battery Indicator Light

When the battery charge is running low, the LED on the scroller wheel glows.

NOTE: If the indicator light is glowing, it is highly recommended that you charge the mouse as soon as possible to properly maintain the battery.

Once the indicator light starts glowing, the mouse’s internal controller begins monitoring the battery’s voltage level. When this level reaches its lowest point, depending on how often you use the mouse, the mouse enters power off mode. To power on the mouse, fully charge the battery then press the mouse’s connect button to resume normal operation.

Connecting the Mouse Receiver

To connect the mouse receiver:

1Turn off your computer.

2Plug the USB receiver into an available USB port on your computer.

3Turn on your computer and follow any on-screeninstructions to complete the default driver installation.

Establishing a Communications


NOTE: For best results, place the mouse close to the receiver when establishing a communications link, to avoid possible interference from other RF devices.


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After your computer detects the USB receiver and the driver software is installed, you must establish a communications link between the mouse and its receiver BEFORE you can use the mouse. To establish this link, you need to set the identification code so that the mouse works properly. To do this:

1 Press and release the link button on the receiver.

Link button

Sample receiver

The receiver’s status light blinks when the receiver is activated.

2Press and release the connect button, located on the bottom of the mouse.

Connect button

Sample mouse bottom

The mouse’s light emitter diode (LED) stops glowing when you press the connect button and resumes glowing when the button is released.

When the communication link is established, the receiver’s status light turns off.

You are now ready to use the mouse.


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Mouse Power Management

Powering the Mouse Off and On

To power the mouse off, move the on/off switch to the off position. To turn it back on, move the switch back to the on position.

Power Save Modes

To conserve the battery, the mouse reduces its power consumption gradually when not in use, via power saving modes, as follows:

Standby mode

When the mouse stops moving, it


immediately enters standby mode. It


stays in this mode for 30 seconds if


movement isn’t detected.



Flash mode

After 30 seconds of non-operation,the


mouse enters flash mode. It stays in this


mode for 20 minutes if movement isn’t




While in flash mode, the mouse’s


optical sensor turns off and on


intermittently to not only conserve


battery power, but allow the user prompt


access to the cursor if movement is





Sleep mode

After 20 minutes of non-operation,the


mouse enters sleep mode and turns off


the optical sensor. You must wake the


mouse to resume normal operation from


this mode.


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Waking the Mouse To wake the mouse from sleep mode, press any button on the mouse to resume normal operation.

Operating Hints

For optimal performance and RF reception:

Turn off your computer’s power management feature before charging the mouse so that your computer doesn’t enter sleep mode, which temporarily haults the charging process.

Place the receiver at least 8 inches (20 cm) away from all electrical devices, such as your monitor, speakers or external storage devices.

If necessary, use the three-inchextension cable to keep the receiver away from the computer. Plug the receiver into the extension cable, and the extension cable to the computer.

Avoid using the mouse on a metal surface. Metals, such as iron, aluminum or copper, shield the radio frequency transmission and may slow down the mouse’s response time or cause the mouse to fail temporarily.

The mouse will enter a suspend mode at the same time your computer does. To activate the mouse, press any button.

If your computer has a metal case that contains aluminum or magnesium, use the mouse to the side. The display panel may interfere with the radio frequency signal if you use the mouse directly in front of the computer.

Never use the mouse on a glass or mirrored surface as these surfaces will cause the mouse to fail temporarily.

To maximize battery life, use the mouse on a white, or light colored surface. Dark surfaces cause the mouse’s light


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emitter diode (LED) light to glow brighter, which causes the battery to discharge more rapidly.

Comfortable Usage

Research suggests that physical discomfort and injury to nerves, tendons, and muscles may be related to repetitive motion, an improperly set up work area, incorrect body posture, and poor work habits.

To reduce the risk of injury, follow these precautions:

Stand, stretch, and move around several times every hour.

Switch hands while performing tasks. Use shortcut keys to avoid repetitive or awkward mouse movements.

Relax your shoulders and keep your elbows at your sides. Adjust the keyboard’s position so that you don’t have to stretch to reach it.

Adjust your position so that you don’t have to bend your wrists to type; avoid placing your wrists on a sharp edge.

If you feel discomfort or numbness in your hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, or back while typing, consult a qualified medical professional.

Things to Remember


To extend the life of your batteries, turn off the mouse while traveling.

Sleep Mode

The mouse’s sleep mode feature activates after 20 minutes of non-operation.To wake the mouse from sleep mode, press any button.


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Button Count

3 with scrolling wheel

ID Selections


Number of Channels

10 with automatic detect and switching



Hardware Resolution

800 dpi


CE - Type acceptance: ETS 300 220 short

Characteristics (EMC)

range devices

Distance Between


Mouse and Receiver

3 feet (0.91 m)

Mouse Carrier



27 MHz ISM band




3.5 x 2.05 x 1.38 inches


(89.5 x 52.1 x 35 mm)




2.5 x 0.86 x 0.67 inches


(63 x 22 x 17 mm)


Mouse (without batteries):


3.38 ounces (96 grams)




0.56 ounces (16 grams)

Receiver Interface

USB version 1.1

Operating Voltage



3.7V DC (powered by battery)




4.5 to 5.5V DC (powered by the USB




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1 internal lithium polymer

Operating Current



35mA or lower




30mA (typical) (100mA maximum)

Mouse Standby



4.5 mA (for 30 seconds of non-operation)

Mouse Flash Mode

Below 2.8mA (for 20 minutes of non-



Mouse Sleep Mode



Below 8µA

Modulation Type


Transmission Rate

5K bps

Transmission Type

Digital radio frequency

Error Detection



What do I do if the mouse does not work?

Make sure that the mouse is fully charged.

Verify that your computer’s power management feature is turned off.

Check that the receiver’s USB connector is firmly attached to the USB port on your computer.

Make sure you have established a radio link between the mouse and its receiver. See “Establishing a Communications Link” on page 4.