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Microsoft Sidewinder gaming mouse

Posted in Microsoft,Mouse by Chetz on August 22nd, 2007

Microsoft Sidewinder mouse designed specifically for PC gamingMicrosoft has launched the Sidewinder mouse built specifically for high-performance PC gaming. The Microsoft Sidewinder is loaded with features to make it highly customizable and in turn very comfortable.

The mouse features three buttons that allow you to switch on the fly between 400, 800, and 2000 DPI or set a customized setting with the included software. It has an LCD display to show the current DPI or macro recording icons and a Vista gaming quick launch button along with 5 other buttons you can customize. It comes with an accessories box where you can load up and adjust the weight of the mouse to give better control for different uses, and the accessory box doubles as a “cable anchor” to keep slack in your mouse cable, giving it a wireless feel, according to Microsoft.

In total the mouse offers almost 5,000 …

Logitech Releases V470 Cordless Laser Mouse with Bluetooth

Posted in Bluetooth,Logitech,Mouse by Chetz on August 14th, 2007

Logitech V470 cordless laser mouse with BluetoothMatching up to the increasing number of notebooks being made with Bluetooth built in, today Logitech announced a the new V470 cordless laser mouse designed to work with notebooks having Bluetooth connectivity. The V470 uses Bluetooth 1.2 to connect to either a MacBook or Windows PC notebook, ridding you of the need for any type of external receiver required for most wireless mice. Logitech says the new mouse will be available in September in Europe and the U.S. going for $49.99.

The Logitech V470 comes in a glossy finish of white or blue, boasts a battery life of up to 4 months and includes a low-battery indicator light. The mouse also has a “zoom” feature along with Logitech’s side-to-side scrolling which gives the user both vertical and horizontal scrolling. This comes in real handy on wider pages viewed on smaller notebook …

Navilock Bluetooth Mouse / GPS Receiver

Posted in Bluetooth,GPS,Mouse by Reuben Drake on August 3rd, 2007

Navilock BT-451 Bluetooth Mouse and GPS ReceiverThis is an interesting combination of peripherals if nothing else. A company called Navilock out of Germany who specializes in GPS products has produced a Bluetooth enabled mouse that also acts as a GPS receiver. This is convenient in that if you are looking for a powerful GPS antenna and you are going to be using a mouse anyway, you can now just get them both in one device adding less clutter to your workspace.

The BT-451 mouse from Navilock connects to your PC, laptop or other device that supports wireless Bluetooth connectivity. If this thing is really a mouse at all or just looks like one, the company boasts that the powerful antenna under your hand will perform better with getting indoor signals than most GPS receivers, and obviously performs well outdoors, too.

The BT-451 is currently available at stores in …

Customizable Logitech G9 Laser Gaming Mouse

Posted in Logitech,Mouse by Darrin Olson on August 1st, 2007

Logtech G9 Laser MouseLogitech released the $99 G9 Laser Gaming mouse today as its latest addition to their G-series of gaming peripheral devices. The G9 has a number of features to improve both its usability and comfort for long gaming sessions with a dpi range from 200 to as high as 3200 and 1,000 reports per second through the wired USB connection.

For starters the G9 has interchangeable grips, one being a wider, softer grip for comfort and the other a smaller, “DryGrip” for precision movements with no fluff. To add to this customized size Logitech also lets you customize the weight to comply to the type of game your playing, your mousing surface and simply to get the best feel for you. In the bottom of the mouse is a spring loaded cartridge that allows up to 28 grams of additional varying weight, which can be changed …

Razer Diamondback 3G is one smokin’ game mouse

Posted in Mouse by Nino Marchetti on July 27th, 2007

Razer DiamondbackRazer earlier this week updated its precision mouse known as the Diamondback with a third generation infrared sensor. The new Razer Diamondback 3G is priced at around $60 and comes in several colors.

The Razer Diamondback 3G, said Razer, uses the highest-performing mouse sensor as determined by an independent mouse benchmark test. The mouse offers 1800dpi, a 16-bit data path, 5.8 megapixels per second and up to 60 inches per second. This all amounts to one hell of a responsive rodent attached to your computer.

Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave

Posted in Keyboards,Logitech,Mouse by Chetz on July 26th, 2007

Logtech Cordless Desktop Wave keyboard and mouseThe new Wave keyboard from Logitech has your complete typing comfort in mind with curves that are designed to nicely fit your hands without any odd-shaped or spread-apart keys that cause you to re-learn to type. The wave design even goes all the way down to the actual keys, giving them each a slight contour for your fingertips.

The total typing comfort doesn’t stop there, though. The Wave keyboard also has a cushioned palm rest and the height is adjustable to three different positions. Should you choose to go with the whole Wave desktop set instead of just the keyboard you’ll also get a ambidextrous and precise laser mouse with standard buttons and rubberized grips that will run for up to 6 months on one set of batteries (the keyboard goes for 15 months without a battery change).

The Wave Desktop set is …

Mogo Mouse X54 Doubles as Media Remote

Posted in Mouse,Newton Peripherals by Darrin Olson on July 25th, 2007

Mogo Mouse X54 doubles as regular mouse and media remoteRemember that cool little Mogo Mouse we showed you last October that fit in your PC card slot to stow and charge? Well Mogo has new version called the Mogo Mouse X54 that stows just as nicely as its older sibling and comes with some equally cool features.

The mouse connects to your computer through Bluetooth and the back end of it fits into an ExpressCard slot for charging. The real feature of the X54 however is the devices dual function as a regular mouse and as a multimedia remote.

By flipping a switch on the bottom you can choose between the two modes. While in “mouse mode” you have the right, left and center buttons, a scroll pad and a “back” button. Switching it into “multimedia mode” uses the same buttons for controlling music or video playback. …

FOOTIME Mouse controlled by your feet

Posted in Mouse by Reuben Drake on July 25th, 2007

Footime mouse controlled by your feetThe name of the FOOTIME Foot Mouse pretty much says it all. By placing these USB powered devices on the floor beneath your desk you can use your feet to control your mouse leaving you hands free for “other things”.

One foot can control the movement of the mouse while the other uses large buttons that control tasks such as left clicking, right clicking and even to simulate a double click. There is also a side-to-side scroll wheel that actual controls up and down movements like a mouse wheel would. There are also a couple of programmable buttons on the FOOTIME foot mouse to make some custom, foot-powered shortcuts.

If you’re coordinated enough this might be handy to control multiple gaming characters or anything that requires you to use a mouse by avoiding the need to take your hands off the keyboard.

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Logitech VX Nano Cordless Notebook Mouse

Posted in Logitech,Mouse by Reuben Drake on July 23rd, 2007

Logitech VX Nano Cordless Mouse for notebooksThe Logitech VX Nano mouse is the latest cordless mouse from Logitech targeting notebook users. The Nano part of the name refers does not refer to the actual mouse but to the little USB receiver. Logitech is calling it the “plug and forget” mouse since the receiver plugs into your USB port and only sticks out 8mm, keeping it almost flush with the notebook in many cases. Most USB receivers protrude out quite a bit more requiring you to unplug them when you put your notebook away, but this one could potentially be left plugged in all the time without worry of it breaking off.

Aside from the nice low-profile receiver, the VX Nano also has that cool precision scroll wheel we saw on the MX Revolution from Logitech last year. The precision scroll wheel has two modes letting you scroll …

MX Air Mouse from Logitech

Posted in Logitech,Mouse,Remotes by Chris Weber on July 12th, 2007

MX Air Mouse from LogitechLogitech has launched a new product today that will help further integrate computers into home entertainment centers. The new handheld gadget is a essential a mouse and Logitech is calling it an air mouse, or the MX Air Mouse to be exact.

On a desktop surface the Air Mouse works pretty much like any other mouse using laser tracking to detect movement along with right and left click buttons. The difference between this and other similar devices is that it also works while being held in the air by recognizing specific hand gestures. The company claims that the mouse can even distinguish between normal hand movement and the deliberate gestures controlling operations on your computer.

We’ve seen other motion sensitive mice before that can sense movement and make the cursor react appropriately, but Logitech says the MX Air Mouse uses something a little different called …

Bamboo Mouse

Posted in Mouse by Darrin Olson on July 7th, 2007

Bamboo MouseThis mouse is touted as eco-friendly since it’s made out of bamboo instead of a plastic outer shell like most mouses. It’s an optical mouse (not wireless), has a right and left button and a scroll wheel. The catalog page talks about many benefits of bamboo, such as how hard the material is, how Panda’s don’t eat this type, how fast it grows and how it consumes an extra amount of hydrogen. The inner parts are probably still made out of metal and plastic, though.

This bamboo mouse would be a great accompaniment on your desk next to your other wooden peripherals or your wooden radio. This bamboo mouse can make it to your neck of the woods for about $34.

via RedFerret

Apple Multi-Touch Mouse Patent Filing

Posted in Apple,Legal,Mouse by Chris Weber on July 5th, 2007

Apple patent filing for multi-touch mouseAccording to a filing with the USPTO it looks like Apple is looking to extend their touch screen technology beyond the iPhone and use it in a new mouse design.

According to the filing this mouse has a touch sensitive surface that works through a camera inside the mouse viewing an illuminated surface. The changes in illumination due to fingers on the mouse would indicate the “touches”, and pressing harder would signal things like a right or left button press, since this mouse has no buttons.

The touch sensitive mouse would then be able to identify different movements of your hand and fingers on the mouse to indicate different actions of moving or rotating things on the computer. It also could potentially be used as a security and user identification tool by identifying unique fingers, and customizing the user experience and access …

TVR Tuscan Wireless Optical Street Mouse

Posted in Automotive,Mouse by Reuben Drake on June 28th, 2007

TVR Tuscan wireless optical Street MouseAfter decorating your desk with the USB engine hub you can round out your automotive theme with this TVR Tuscan street mouse.

This wireless optical mouse features working, always-on headlights, brake lights that come on when the mouse is being used, chrome wheels and tinted windows. The car shaped mouse has right and left mouse buttons that are on the hood and a scroll wheel that sticks up through the center of the hood like it’s part of the engine. The wireless TVR Tuscan Street Mouse runs £20.00 (about $40 USD) from Red5.

via GadgetVenue

Clean Mouse

Posted in Belkin,Mouse by Chetz on June 28th, 2007

Belkin Mouse Trap and washable mouseWe wouldn’t have believed it unless we saw it with our own eyes: the world’s first washable mouse.

Belkin is set to roll out its Washable Mouse come August and just as the name states you can rinse this scroller off underneath a tap and it will still work fine once you plug it back in. The USB mouse is designed for scrolling horizontally and vertically and works on a variety of surfaces including wood and upholstery.

You can also bag your new mouse inside Belkin’s Mouse Trap, a pouch that you can zip up and take your mouse and its essentials with you wherever you go. The Mouse Trap comes in four color combos and is also hand washable too.

The H2O compatible mouse will retail for $29.99 while the Mouse Trap goes for $12.99 and is available now.

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Microsoft Ergonomic Desktop 7000

Posted in Keyboards,Microsoft,Mouse by Darrin Olson on June 19th, 2007

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 keyboard and mouseMicrosoft released news of a new keyboard and mouse combination targeting those that are at the computer for extended periods of time and could benefit from a more ergonomic design. The Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 bundles the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 with the Wireless Mouse 6000 together for a $150 package that should hit shelves in July.

Both components of the ergonomic desktop connect through 2.4 GHz RF-wireless connections with a USB receiver. The keyboard keys has a winged design which according to Microsoft will give your hands a more natural position while typing, and the mouse fits your hand “as naturally as a handshake”.

The mouse has a number of nice features including 4-way scrolling, an instant viewer to navigate between open windows (Alt-Tab too tough?), a magnifier to catch that small print and a both pieces have a battery life …