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.
It's been a while since I have been able to sit back and wonder what the guys over at Thanko were thinking. The latest converged thingy of dubious value to come from the company is the USB mouse and speaker combination. Sure, you hand will block the speaker, but Thanko says you will get used to that.
Microsoft have pushed out three new computer mice, each of which uses its BlueTrack tracking system, but at a budget price. The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Wireless Mouse 2000 are, as the names suggest, cable-free, while the Comfort Mouse 4500 is Microsoft's first wired BlueTrack mouse. All three are under $30.
Microsoft has some interesting peripherals in its lineup. The company was the first to offer a gaming keyboard with a number pad that could be moved to either side of the keyboard. That was a cool innovation, but for the most part the designs that Microsoft comes up with are usually a bit boring to me.
Logitech have outed their latest keyboard and mouse bundle, and according to the company the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 is the first to market where both devices boast three-year battery life. Both of the wireless peripherals connect to a single Unifying Receiver dongle, and the keyboard has an LCD display to show status and Incurve keys which are apparently more comfortable to type on.
I have seen some strange mice over the years with different shapes and gobs of buttons. Most of them all have a specific purpose in mind be it letting gamers bind a gazillion commands to the mouse or preventing injuries like carpal tunnel for workers who spend lots of time working on a computer each day.