A new product listing for a Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (product code RVF-00003, with an MRSP of around $70) has prompted speculation that the company are preparing their own rival to Apple's Magic Mouse. istartedsomething spotted the scant details online, together with an arctouchmouse.com placeholder, and drew some tentative connections between the presumed new peripheral and the prototype multitouch mouse Microsoft demonstrated as part of their Mouse 2.0 research last year.
As a child of the 80, you can bet I watched Tron enough times to wear out the old VHS. I love that movie and blew more than a few weeks' allowance playing the arcade game at the corner gas station. With the new Tron flick set to launch soon there are all manner of new toys and other items coming to market to rekindle those childhood memories.
Yes, there are people out there that play video games for fun, and still there are others that play for money. Lots of money, actually. It's a pretty lucrative business decision, if you've got the chops to cut it against the cut-throat adversaries out there. Luckily enough, there are companies like Gigabyte out there who care enough to produce peripherals for the gaming elite, and that's why the Gigabyte M8000X is so special: it's got features to make any professional gamer out there a happy camper.
Accessories for computers aren't always on the cheap side, especially when it comes to wireless mice, but this one from Dell fits the bill. And, even if it doesn't cost an arm and a leg, it's still got some pretty good features to attract anyone looking for a new, travel-friendly mouse.
Having argued why I disagreed with Apple's stance that the stylus is dead and the finger is the way forward this weekend, it's interesting to see other users obviously unsatisfied with solely-touchscreen control of their iPad. Over at Redmond Pie they've been demonstrating how to hook up an Apple Magic Mouse to a jailbroken iPad for easier navigation.
Video demo after the cut
Someone is always trying to invent a better computer mouse. Over the years, I have seen mice made in all sorts of styles for ergonomics and comfort and in different designs for various reasons. All of the mice I have seen have been for the hands though.
Razer has made some of the best gaming peripherals around for years now. The company tries to support smaller groups of gamers like Mac users along with the majority of PC users. Razer has announced a new mouse for a group of gamers that might be even smaller than the number of Mac gamers out there -- lefties.
There are so many options for technology products on the market today that you can find gear just about anywhere. More options is not a bad thing though and Office Max has announced that it will be offering its own line of tech gear under the Engage brand. Here's hoping Captain Piccard is featured on the packaging.