Picking the right mouse for your laptop is always a challenge, especially with the sheer amount of choice consumers have these days. Razer is throwing its hat into the ring with the recently announced Atheris ($49.99), which is not only impressive but its price tag is a pro rather than a con.
What makes the Atheris impressive compared to some of the competition is the dual 2.4GHz or Bluetooth Low-Energy (LE) options and long battery life. I've been using it for the last week. Here is what you need to know.
For a travel mouse, Razer seems to get it right with the Atheris. The hardware supports Bluetooth LE for those who want to direct connect with no fuss, but there is also an included 2.4GHz wireless dongle for a higher quality connection with faster response times.
Razer uses AFT with the Atheris, and it is the same radio-optimizing technology found in the Razer Lancehead gaming mouse. Instead of just a straight 2.4GHz signal, AFT is constantly looking for open channels on the 2.4GHz spectrum to ensure there is no lag from radio interference. While interference may not be an issue at home, it can pop up on a busy public environment like a coffee shop or airport where many devices are competing for a signal.