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New Microsoft BlueTrack technology best mouse thing ever?

Posted in Mouse by Nino Marchetti on September 10th, 2008

Microsoft Explorer Mouse

Microsoft said this week its new BlueTrack Technology is the world’s “most advanced tracking technology” for consumers and their comptuer mice. Two new mice – the Explorer Mouse and Explorer Mini Mouse – are the first to debut with BlueTrack, pricing around $100 and $80, respectively.

Microsoft says this of BlueTrack: “The large, blue beam and specular optics architecture, in conjunction with a Microsoft-designed image sensor and proprietary pixel geometry, generates a high-contrast picture of the mousing surface that allows exceptional tracking accuracy. The BlueTrack Technology light beam emanating from the bottom of the mouse is more than four times as large as the average laser beam used in today’s mice, enabling reliable mouse tracking even on difficult surfaces such as carpet.”

Microsoft unveils fashionista Arc Mouse

Posted in Mouse by Nino Marchetti on September 9th, 2008

Microsoft Arc Mouse

The much chattered about Microsoft Arc Mouse officially made its public debut today, which probably wasn’t the best planning given all of the updated iPod buzz. This slinky mouse will set you back around $60 when it debuts later this month.

The Arc Mouse comes in a thin crescent shape with your choice of black or red body colors. It sports a foldable design which reduces it by almost half for portability when snapped shut. Its micro transceiver, said Microsoft, snaps into the bottom of the mouse using a magnet, sticking out less than 1 centimeter while plugged in.

USB Ladybug mouse is cute, clickable

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2008

USB Ladybug mouse is cute, clickableYour mouse says a lot about your personality. If you like portability and great design your mouse of choice is probably the arc, while a Baseball fan would love this dorky mouse. Maybe you love the Olympics, but use these Olympic Mascot mice year round.

What I’m saying is that our mice are as varied as we are. What kind of person would use these Ladybug mice from Brando? I’m thinking girls mostly, maybe strange scientist dudes that collect bugs and put holes in the lid. I have no idea, but they look good out in the grass and for $12 you might as well get all buggy. If it doesn’t work out as a mouse you can always mod it to be a desktop Roomba or something.

Pics of Microsoft’s Arc laser mouse

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2008

Microsoft’s Arc laser mouseGizmodo found some hand’s on pics of Microsoft’s new wireless Arc mouse, which we told you about some time ago. The verdict? Looks just as drool-worthy as it did back then. The $60 mouse is portable and folds in half, thanks to a “strong metal hinge,”. Apparently the USB dongle slips into the underbelly of the mouse when not in use with a simple magnet. You also get a storage bag. According to the package you’ll get a 30-foot range. Looks sweet. What do you think? Are you good with your old mouse, or will you be rocking the Arc?

MLB Baseball cap USB mouse

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2008

MLB Baseball cap USB mouseBaseball fans can now show some love for their favorite team with a MLB Baseball cap USB mouse. You can choose from 17 Major League Baseball logo designs. Specs include: 800 cpi, compatible with windows XP, ME, 2000 and 98, Button swap for left or right handed users and all the other stuff a mouse does to enrich your life. It will cost you $24.95 and hopefully they have your team. Get a mousepad with your favorite MLB players bald spot and it’s perfect.

Beijing Olympics Fuwa mascot mice

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on August 28th, 2008

Beijing Olympics Fuwa mascot miceThe olympics are over, but the gadgets continue thanks to Lenovo. How about a set of five wired USB mice named after each of the Fuwa mascots: Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying and NiNi? If you can believe it, the mouse asymmetrical design took six months to complete, after two hundred or so modifications. We’re taking that one with many grains of salt.

At 1000 dpi optical, the mice are elevated for palm support during prolonged use. The Fuwas are UV painted so they won’t get all scratched up when you make them fight each other on your desk. Each mascot mouse retails for about $20, but it looks like they’re available in China and Hong Kong only.

Female torso mouse with clickable boobs

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on August 25th, 2008

Female body mouse with clickable boobsFor those who want navigate while pawing a woman’s body, this is for you. If you already have a female in your life chances are you’ll get smacked and live on the couch for a week. If you are alone and buying this, good luck finding a real woman. These mice have no heads or limbs so you can concentrate all your pervy attention on the naughty bits.

Right and left click the boobs to your hearts content. It comes in two varieties: lingerie torso and cropped World Cup t-shirt torso. Both wear lacy painted underwear and have actual different names that go with their nationality. They’ll cost you $45, which is nothing to you since you aren’t spending it on a real woman.

Zonet’s mouse pad not just another pretty pad

Posted in Mouse by Nino Marchetti on August 19th, 2008

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My mouse pad serves but one function – to provide a surface for my rodent to glide around. Most people would feel that’s enough, but for those desiring more you can take the Zonet ZUP8020 Multifunctional Mouse Pad for a spin.

This Zonet mouse pad, usefully most likely if you are tight on space, also offers you a four port USB 2.0 hub, stereo speakers, an integrated microphone, headphone output and audio input. All of this is built right into the pad, along with blue light which glows when you plug the mouse pad in. If you desire one, it will cost you around $20 at Amazon.

Zonet ZUP8020 Multifunctional Mouse Pad [via Hardware Sphere]

Logitech V550 Nano mouse is always nearby

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on August 13th, 2008

Logitech V550 Nano mouse is always nearbyMany of you are not comfortable with your laptop’s touchpad and whenever possible choose to use a real mouse. Well, not a real one that eats cheese and spreads disease, squeaking when you click it. A computer mouse. But that’s not convenient when you’re on the go. The Logitech V550 Nano mouse could be your new favorite toy.

It has a Clip-and-Go dock that sticks to your notebook’s casing, so you can clip the cordless mouse to the outside, then take it with you. It’s a nice simple solution. This mouse also sports Logitech’s rapid-scroll wheel and an 18-month battery life. Oh, did I mention it also has a tiny wireless receiver that doesn’t stick out from the USB port? The V550 is available this month for $60 and it should make life easier for you.

Asus Pulse-Sensing Mouse shows your heart rate

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on August 7th, 2008

Asus Pulse-Sensing Mouse shows your heart rateThe Asus Pulse Sensing Mouse does just what it sounds like it does. It measures your pulse as you work away at your computer. Then it sends the information wirelessly to software running on your PC that keeps track of your heart rate.

It might be interesting to see what gets you stressed while on your computer. Heart patients would find it very useful. Other then that if you’re a hypochondriac, I guess you could monitor your heart rate while you surf porn. You know, just to make sure you don’t overdo it. Safety first.

Backball: A mouse for your butt

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on August 7th, 2008

Interaction Architecture
The mouse hasn’t undergone many changes since is creation. Here’s the most drastic change it’s ever had. See the ball there? Put your butt on the ball. Thats right, now wiggle around. You’re moving the cursor with your butt. And that tank top is turning me on… Sorry about that. Wandered off into a weird fantasy there.

So, yeah this is a ball that lets you use your butt movement as a mouse. Brought to you by the kind folks at Interaction Architecture. The name says it all. Apparently they are intended for places like airports. Maybe that’s because some places are fidget inducing? They aren’t available to the general public.

New MoGo Presenter Mouse stores in PC/PCMCIA slot

Posted in Mouse by Shane McGlaun on July 29th, 2008

MoGo Presenter Mouse PCOne of the things I like the least about working from a laptop is using the track pad. I end up carrying around a mouse with me so I can work more comfortably. Carrying a mouse can be a pain though, because it adds bulk and you have to plug it into your computer and keep batteries in it or remember to keep it charged. MoGo has a slick solution for the mouse problem with notebooks that it has offered for a while called the MoGo Presenter Mouse.

MoGo now has a new version of the mouse called the MoGo Presenter Mouse PC. Unlike previous MoGo mice that stored and charged in notebooks using ExpressCard/54 slots like the MoGo X54, the new MoGo mouse stores in the PC/PCMCIA Card slot.

Steampunk mouse looks like a killer tank

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on July 16th, 2008

Steampunk mouse looks like a killer tank
This steampunk mouse definitely looks like a tank. It’s a Russian built tank/mouse and actually looks like the kind of steampunk tank that Russia might have constructed.

Having began life as a plain black mouse, it’s all brass and leather now. It even has little porthole type windows. The modder even went so far as to pimp the usb connection to match, which is a nice touch. I don’t think you could use it comfortably, but this thing is probably better turned into an RC steampunk tank anyhow.

Microsoft Wireless Arc Mouse folds up

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2008

Microsoft Wireless Arc Mouse folds up
We’ve seen our share of strange mice. Some are cool, some are pretty lame. Microsoft’s arc mouse actually looks pretty slick and it folds up, making it stylish, wireless and collapsible. It’s pretty rare to see a mouse that stands out like this one. For $59.95 it comes in both red and black and will be available this holiday season. It’s all about fashion according to the press release. So why not buy yourself one for the upcoming holidays.

Stealth aircraft LED mouse gets new colors

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2008

Stealth aircraft LED mouse gets new colors
Remember that stealth aircraft mouse we told you about last year? It’s just zipped back into our skies with new color options. I still think it’s coolest in black. Anyway I know that many of you spend your days reliving scenes from Top Gun.

What better way to keep your friendlies and boogies straight then by having more colors? This way you can keep track of Jester and Maverick and whatever the hell other names they used in that 80′s movie. It beats the plain old mouse you’re using now right? Go get one for $18. And try to get that “Ride into the danger zone” song out of your head.