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“Wow-Pen Joy” ergonomic mouse on the way

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on February 20th, 2008

“Wow-Pen Joy” ergonomic mouse on the way
The name “Wow-Pen Joy” doesn’t exactly inspire much confidence in this new fangled mouse. My first impression is that it looks an awful lot like you are giving your desk an ultrasound. I’d be curious to know if it finds anything. Hope they used enough lube. This device is set to be released in North American and Sweden sometime next month, by a Korean company called WOW Technology.

I can almost be sold on the fact that the shape of this thing could provide for a more natural way of using a mouse, but then I figure that over time it would probably just cripple NEW areas of your wrist. For $30, it won’t break the bank for you to find out.

Evergreen’s gamepad & computer mouse in one

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on February 9th, 2008

Gamepad & computer mouse in one
This gamepad mouse from Evergreen might be the coolest mouse we’ve seen yet. It’s called The Genius Navigator and hidden inside, you will find a gamepad featuring six buttons, plus Turbo and Clear buttons, and a directional pad.

The 1600/800dpi USB laser mouse weighs 67 grams and is compatible with Windows Vista, XP and 2000. The Genius Navigator will cost you about about $33 USD. I suspect that both the gamepad and mouse don’t work all that well together, but like Peanut butter and chocolate, I do think it’s awesome that they put them together. I’d like to see them take it one step further and put a Nintendo DS in a mouse. That I would buy. Who am I kidding? I would buy this one, too.

Microsoft brings Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 and 6000

Posted in Mouse by Darrin Olson on February 5th, 2008

Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 with charging cradleMicrosoft today launched the Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 and the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000. Both models feature a little bit less rounded look than other recent accessories from Microsoft and use a 30-foot, 2.4GHz wireless connection.

The rechargeable 7000 model is geared more for desktop use with a new horizontal charging cradle that makes it look somewhat like to a sleek snail when docked. It will charge up a single rechargeable AAA battery which gives it up to 3 weeks of use on a single charge. The 7000 has a responsiveness of 1,000 dots per inch and precision of 6,000 frames per second along with 4-way scrolling, Flip-3D and the single-click magnifying tool to zoom in on…well, whatever it is you want to zoom in on. A green indicator light shows the battery level for charging.

Jellyclick inflatable computer mouse

Posted in Concepts,Mouse by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2008

inflatable computer mouse
We’ve covered our share of mice here at the Brick, but this is perhaps the strangest. As far as mice go, it’s the ultimate in portability. That’s because it’s inflatable. You store it flat and blow it up. Some of you might be familiar with this concept in your women.

It can store flat because all of the electronic circuity is housed on a small flexible board. The body itself is soft plastic. When you need your mouse, just blow it up and attach the USB cable and you’re ready. It might even be the difference between life and death in a hairy water situation. They probably should have went the whole nine yards and included a breathalyzer too since this design obviously required a whole lotta booze to come up with it.

MacWorld 2008

Macally launches some new Mac mice

Posted in Macally,MacWorld 2008,Mouse by Darrin Olson on January 15th, 2008

Macally launches new mice - Accuglide, Pebble Wireless, Pebble and the TurtleMacally has four new mice it’s launching this week at the annual MacWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The new mice have a range of designs and uses all targeting Apple’s Mac computers but can be used with either a Mac or a PC with prices ranging from $19.99 to $29.99. The new mouse lineup from Macally include the Accuglide, Pebble, Pebble Wireless and the Turtle.

The Accuglide has a flat, low-profile design with Opto-mechanical technology giving it a combination of laser sensor and optical sensore advantages. It has 800 dpi and connects via USB, retailing for $19.99. The Pebble is a 5-button USB mouse with a 4-way scroll button and an adjustable laser resolution giving you the option of setting it to 400, 800 or 1600 dpi. The Pebble also retails for $19.99. The Pebble Wireless has the same features as the Pebble but loses the wire in favor of a wireless 2.4GHz RF connection and an additional $10. Lastly, the Turtle seems to get its name from its features. It’s not the most flashy mouse on the market and has a retractable cord that tucks inside the mouse while packed away. The Turtle mouse connects via USB, has 800 dpi and goes for $19.99.

CES 2008

IceRage designer Pocket Mouse

Posted in CES 2008,Mouse by Reuben Drake on January 8th, 2008

IceRage Pocket Mouse in designer colors and slim design for portable useAccording to IceRage a mouse is hardly just a user input device for you computer, but is also a fashion statement. Because of this the company is debuting two of its new mouse models at CES – the Pocket Mouse and the Ultimate Pocket Mouse – both of which are available this month.

The pocket mouse appears to almost ignore ergonomics in favor of a fashion model-like slender design that comes in colors of blue, pink, green, silver, white and of course the oh-so-slimming black. The Pocket Mouse works well for use with a notebook on the go and comes as either a USB wired (with a retractable cord) for $60 or can be wireless via Bluetooth for another $10. It features 800 dpi tracking, a complete lack of affinity for either hand over the other and is compatible with a PC or Mac.

CES 2008

Logitech offering new keyboard/mouse combo

Posted in CES 2008,Keyboards,Logitech,Mouse by Nino Marchetti on January 8th, 2008

Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 RevolutionLogitech has revealed at CES a new keyboard-and-mouse combination which features its well regarded MX Revolution cordless laser mouse and a premium keyboard. It’s called the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution and it is set to price at around $170.

The Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution features prominently Logitech’s MX Revolution mouse. It sports a special scroll wheel, among other features, which lets users either zip through Web pages and documents or lets them have precision movement through lists and such. It’s joined by a keyboard which has a built-in LCD screen to display information like ime and date, calculator, temperature, Web site favorites, a keystroke counter, e-mail updates and media information, such as band and song titles.

CES 2008

Ultimate Pocket Mouse includes laser pointer

Posted in CES 2008,Mouse by Nino Marchetti on January 8th, 2008

IceRage Ultimate Pocket Mouse“Part manufacturer, part design house” IceRage is showing off in a remote corner of CES some new fashion computer mice which do a lot of different functions. The most geared up of these is the new Ultimate Pocket Mouse, priced at around $110.

The Ultimate Pocket Mouse is described by IceRage as “a desktop and hand mouse, laser pointer, and media controller, with a built-in cursor control and alpha numeric key pad for imbedding letters and numbers on the fly.” The mouse uses something called magneto-optical for tracking and is also Bluetooth enabled for wireless usage.

LED mouse pad performs a light show

Posted in LED,Mouse by Conner Flynn on December 26th, 2007

xRaider gaming mouse pad

If you are looking for a way to jazz up your desktop, or if you’re like me and love anything with futuristic glowing lights, these LED mouse pads from Flexiglow will bring a bright colorful illumination to your life. The xRaider gaming mouse pad plugs into your USB port and it isn’t shy about showing off. Comes in red, green and blue to suit your current mood.

Each pad has an etched plastic border which produces a bright glow along the edge around the pad. You can adjust the intensity of the light via a dimmer switch on the USB cable and make it just right for your environment. You can find them at Amazon, from about $19 to $26, depending on the seller. I might be picking one up myself.

The ergonomic vertical mouse

Posted in Ergonomic,Mouse by Chetz on December 13th, 2007

Vertical MouseThe makers of the Safe Type Ergonomic Keyboard are rolling out what they call a Vertical Mouse designed to relieve some of the strain you place on your hand, arm and neck muscles while scrolling and clicking. It may look like a joystick but the Vertical Mouse lets you do the same things that you can do using a traditional mouse. The scroll wheel is positioned at the top of the unit allowing your thumb to do your web browsing needs. Nestled on the side grip are the right and left buttons. Unfortunately for all you lefties out there and customers of Ned Flanders’ Leftorium it only comes in a right-hand model.

With a one-year warranty and compatibility with all USB computers (including Mac but sorry, no Windows 95 or NT support), the SafeType Mouse goes for $74.

Space Navigator is a mouse like no other

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on December 10th, 2007

Space Navigator

This might very well be the future of the computer mouse. The Space Navigator will let you pan, zoom, rotate and do all kinds of stuff that you can’t do with your typical mouse. The idea is that through pressure sensing technology, it will allow the controller cap to become a virtual extension of the user.

You can push, pull, twist or tilt the cap to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D imagery. When you increase pressure it will go fast and when pressure is decreased you can make fine intricate adjustments. This is particularly good for architects and artists. It’s only $59 for educational use, but if you want to spend $99, it comes comes with an unlimited use license for commercial purposes, as well as full phone, email and online support.

USB OptiWind mouse cools your hands

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2007

USB OptiWind mouse

Whether you are a sweaty handed gamer or maybe just nervous surfing the web for some reason that only you understand, the USB OptiWind Mouse will dry your hand. You can use it with the fan on or off thanks to a handy built in button. I’m sure you could even hold it up to your face on a really hot day, but I doubt it would help very much.

We’ve seen some odd mouses, but this one makes me wonder what’s next. Deodorant maybe? Even if your hands are dry and secure, this mouse just looks neat and has a nice ergonomic design with blue lights. It features an optical sensor of 800dpi and is compatible with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP .

Skype Travel Mouse: speak and surf

Posted in Mobile Phones,Mouse,Skype by Conner Flynn on November 21st, 2007

speak and surf

If you are looking to cut down on laptop accessories while away from your home or the office, the Skype mouse will help you reduce their numbers, just a bit. It’s an 800dpi optical mouse, with two buttons and a scroll wheel. Of course it also has some cool Skype features.

The 128×64 pixel LCD display on top can display caller ID and other important info. The mouse slides open to a standard numeric keypad, allowing you to answer a call or dial a number and you don’t have to use the computer that it’s connected to. You can also use the hands free speakerphone option. Basically it allows you to be on the computer and talk at the same time.

USB optical liquid aquarium mouse

Posted in Mouse,USB by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2007

USB optical liquid aquarium mouse

I’m not sure what the fascination with putting fish(fake or real) into strange devices lately is all about, but combining fish with gadgetry is getting a little out of hand. The other day I told you about the Fish In Space aquarium. Now I bring you the aquarium mouse, complete with fake fish.

Apparently, you can order a mouse aquarium with fish OR one with a little rubber ducky. I suppose if you really love fish and have a fish themed life, like sea-life wallpaper and a cabinet full of fish figurines, you might want to point and click with a liquid mouse.

Stealth aircraft mouse with LED lights

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on November 5th, 2007

Stealth aircraft mouse with LED lightsBogie spotted at 6 O’Clock. Target locked. You aren’t likely to see another mouse this cool. It’s modeled to look like some sort of Stealth Fighter and it even sports colored LED lights. It only has an 800dpi optical sensor, but it makes up for that in style. I question the comfort factor, but it’s a nice piece of eye candy regardless. It comes in a white version as well, but black makes it look all stealthy.

So put some aviation action on your desktop. Make plane noises as you surf. Be the Top Gun of your computer. No info seems to be available regarding price, but if I were you I would make like Area 51 and hide one away for Christmas. If anyone asks, deny everything!