12 Gadgets That Let You Ditch Power Cords, Wires and Hassles


What's so new about a cordless mouse? Well, Logitech has recharged the category with designed to work well on most surfaces in the home. The Performance Mouse MX ($100) and Anywhere Mouse MX ($80) feature Logitech's (ooh, spooky) that allows pointing devices to function on smooth tables and countertops, including clear glass, without a mouse pad. You'll pay a premium for Logitech's new wireless pointers, but cordless freedom is seldom cheap.

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Printers are big and bulky, so why not hide them out of sight? The is a reliable and affordable multifunction model that need not reside beside your PC or router. Priced around $200, this bulky Officejet features built-in 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, and is well-suited for home or small-office use. Just think of all the desktop space you'll free up ...for more junk.