Key Tronic Professional Series mouse. (includes related articles) (evaluation)
by Stephen Levy
Key Tronic's Professional Series mouse is a two-button mouse, available in either a serial or a bus version. I reviewed the serial version.
Quick to install, the mouse came with complete and easy-to-follow documentation. You can connect the mouse to a 9-pin port or use the 9-to-25 pin adapter which comes with the mouse.
Key Tronic has contoured the mouse to fit your hand comfortably and has provided raised dots on the left button for quick orientation. Each of the buttons worked well; clicking and double-clicking achieved the desired results in the software I tried the mouse with. The mouse worked equally well on a pad or on a desktop.
Included on the disk is a nice extra: menuing software for WordPerfect 4.2 and 5.0, Lotus 1-2-3 1A and 2, and dBASE III PLUS. You also get a mouse test program.
Another attractive feature is Key Tronic's toll-free support line, although I expect the company gets very few calls concerning the installation or operation of this mouse.
This mouse worked well with all the software I tried it with, including Microsoft Works, Quattro Pro, and GeoWorks Ensemble. Key Tronic claims it will work with hundreds of software programs, including all of the most popular applications.