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WOW Technology prepares ergonomic mouse

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

WOW-Pen Joy

WOW Technology announced today the launch of an ergonomic mouse device for computer users. It is called the WOW-Pen Joy and it will retail for around $30.

The WOW-Pen Joy is a mouse designed to ease issues around repetitive stress issues. It uses a vertical trajectory and horizontal structure, allowing users “to have the natural feeling of grabbing a joystick.”

Mousetrap Mousepad keeps hands off your mouse

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2008

Mousetrap Mousepad keeps hands off your mouse
Sure, now that you’ve seen it, it’s pretty a obvious novelty mousepad. Why didn’t anyone think of it before? It looks pretty realistic, as if it would hurt like hell to get your hand caught in it. Which is why it’s the perfect way to help keep the dirty mitts of others away from your mouse. As long as they keep their distance, they’ll be weary. It only costs $12.

Get pops the number 1 dad mouse for Father’s Day

Posted in Mouse by Shane McGlaun on May 22nd, 2008

MoGo Number 1 Dad MouseFather’s Day is coming up fast and trust me when I say pops doesn’t want a tie or something else that’s pretty useless. If your dad spends lots of time working on a laptop computer using the track pad what he needs is a notebook mouse.

The MoGo Mouse is available in a special #1 Dad edition just in time for Father’s Day. The mouse itself is pretty cool too and stores and charges inside the laptops PC Card slot. That means you will want to be sure your dad’s computer has the slot needed, but most notebooks will.

Wired Optical Ring Mouse

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2008

Wired Optical Ring Mouse
The Wired Optical Ring Mouse looks like it would be impossibly frustrating to use at first, but after thinking about it for a few seconds, it just might be ingenious.

Just slip it over your finger, move the tiny trackball with your thumb and watch as you navigate your way around the page like a professional. I think it’s supposed to slip on your ring finger, hence the name. That way, it should be easy to manipulate the buttons with your thumb as well. It only costs £14.99.

City Mouse: Smooth curves & ergonomic design

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

City Mouse: Smooth curves & ergonomic design
We’ve seen our share of concept mice here at the Brick, but this one tends to hold your eye and make you pause. It looks somewhat sexy, yet unfinished. It’s almost prententious. The City mouse is designed by d-Vision and has a shape that’s supposedly much more in harmony with how we use our hands.

The design means more precise movement and fewer repetitive stress injuries. As far as anyone can tell, you don’t slide this thing around on your desk. You tilt it, rocking the curved bottom to move your arrow. It’s nice. I like it. I would rock it’s curved bottom, for sure.

Google’s recycled wireless computer mice

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2008

Google’s recycled wireless computer mice
Just when you think Google is finished branching out and taking over the world, comes another Google…something. In this case, it’s the Google mouse. They have a bright vivid look and these mice are recycled, so Google is already scoring some green points. And they’re wireless too. When you’re Google, your mouse has to be up to par and be at least wireless right?

They come with a WiFi dongle stored on-board and feature an 800dpi resolution. The material they are recycled from is plastic. They’re a tad loud and fugly for my taste, but hey to each his own search giant inspired mouse.

Elecom Egg Mouse gets more colors

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2008

Elecom Egg Mouse gets more colors
A mouse is more then just a mouse to some people. Those people want some style and color. For those, this cute little Japanese mouse is meant for comfort and fits in the palm of your hand. The Elecom Egg mouse is not new, but you may not have seen it since its a Japanese product.

For their 20 year anniversary they are releasing the M-EGUR series in six different colors. It’s being released in black, white, gray, blue, orange and pink and features three buttons, a scroll wheel and a glossy finish. It will be released mid May in Japan only for $29.

Switch Mouse: Easy navigation & ergomonics

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on April 29th, 2008

Switch Mouse: Easy navigation & ergomonicsComputer ergonomics is a science that keeps getting better and the Switch Mouse concept another attempt to move it forward. The Switch Mouse sits snug in your palm, which lets your shoulder muscles do all the work, taking some strain from your hand muscles.

It also features an integrated pad to keep the heel of your palm comfortably in place while you are not using the mouse. A circular joypad is used for scrolling. So tapping your finger will allow you to scroll up and down and side to side. It can also be adjusted for length which gives you the perfect fit. It’s an interesting idea and may well prove useful.

Wireless Penguin mouse flattened by steamroller

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2008

Wireless Penguin mouse flattened by steamroller
The wireless Penguin mouse appears to be geared toward those with a love for cartoon Penguins flattened by steamrollers. Now you can live that moment forever and navigate webpages with this somewhat flat and flightless bird. He’s even wearing a scarf.

Whether you love Chilly Willy or Penguins from any of the numerous recent cgi movies, I think you might be pleasantly disturbed to use this day in and day out. The USB Wireless Penguin Mouse comes in black or blue and only costs $20.

Microsoft adds special wireless colored mice

Posted in Mouse by Nino Marchetti on April 8th, 2008

Microsoft colored optical mice 3000Microsoft is getting set to add some new colors to compliment its popular Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000, which is said to currently be the best selling notebook mouse in the United States. These special edition mice will be priced at around $30 each.

Microsoft is coloring its expanded mouse line up red, dark pink, green, brown and khaki. The mice have their own unique color names by the way, just for the record, but they are too cheesy to put in this post (creme brulee?). The mice act much the same as other optical mice do, offering smooth tracking (Microsoft reports 1,000 dpi and 6,000 frames per second) and wireless connectivity to the host computer.

Got wood? The Jupiter mouse

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on March 8th, 2008

Got wood? The Jupiter mouse
If the typical plastic mouse isn’t doing it for you, why not get some wood? It’s called the Jupiter Mouse because it’s wood-grain swirls resemble the gas giant and the famous red spot. How it actually works is different from the typical mouse as well.

It has built-in tilt sensors, so when you tilt it right, the mouse pointer moves right and when you tilt it left it will do likewise. The mouse pointer speed can also be controlled according to the tilt. You can get yourself in on this wooden mouse action for just shy of $140.

Use a USB warming mouse instead of fire

Posted in Mouse by Nino Marchetti on March 7th, 2008

warming-mouse.jpgA few weeks ago the heater broke here in part of the office and the women wisely decided to move to a warmer part of the building until it was fixed. Us men however toughed it out for two days until the problem was fixed. It sure would have gone by a lot easier though if we had this USB Infra-Red Warmer Mouse ($23) to keep us going.

The USB Infra-Red Warmer Mouse has an infrared red generator built inside which gradually warms up the mouse surface after being plugged into a USB port. It keeps the temperature at between 40°C ~ 45°C and can be turned off if, for example, your thumb’s skin starts to burn.

Keep your job with the USB Privacy Mouse

Posted in Mouse by Nino Marchetti on February 28th, 2008

privacy-mouse.jpgWorking in a space where others mill around and can see what is on your screen certainly makes it difficult to screw off. That being said, devices like this USB Smart Privacy Mouse, priced at around $20, can certainly help keep your job while at the same time letting you goof around.

MacBook Air-like mouse device from Donya

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

Donya DN-SlimG4
There are all kinds of wacky mice out there, and I ain’t talking wacky cartoon mice. Most are not particularly innovative, but the Donya DN-SlimG4 has something new to offer. It looks like a Razor-esque cell phone, and folds up into a neat little square package.

USB vacuum mouse for neat freaks

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

USB vacuum mouse for neat freaks
Someone had to do it eventually. The question is why? Because they can, is enough of a reason apparently. They took a simple 800dpi laser mouse with scroll wheel and combined it with a miniature vacuum cleaner. It’s got a power switch on the side for turning the vacuum function on and off. Problem is this mouse needs to be connected to a USB port in order to get enough power to run the motor.

The dust reservoir can be accessed in the back-end of the mouse, but being so small, you would probably need to empty it very often. If you are a real clean freak, this is the mouse for you. You’ll be able to clean your mousepad as you click.