A new mouse from Microsoft managed to sneak out of its cage and make its way to the Web, and nearly undetected too. That is, until its picture was taken. It's Microsoft unreleased Explorer Touch Mouse, not to be confused with another Microsoft rodent bearing a similar name, the Touch Mouse, a multi-touch peripheral that can discern between one-, two-, and three-finger taps.
Mice—they’re something we PC enthusiasts tend to take for granted. After all, once you’ve specced out your new rig with a blazing fast processor and a video card the size of a VCR, what’s it really matter what we use to move the pointer around?
Razer isn't new to movie tie-ins by any means, having released an assortment of Tron-themed gaming gear. Now it's Transformers' turn to tango with Razer with a range of Transformers 3 peripherals, including themed DeathAdder mice in four different colors, themed dual-sided Vespula mouse mat, and customized laptop sleeves.
Think of the all the things you can accomplish with the basic two-fingered mouse set-up. Using only one left-click and one right-click button, you can transfer money to a prince in Nigeria, pay all of your bills for a month, or save the world from Diablo, the Lord of Terror. Now imagine what you could do with five little touch-sensitive mice, each connected to a separate finger. Sound weird and crazy? It is. But that's not stopping Japan's Double Research & Development Co. from developing the wacky device.
In all reality, the trackball never left, it just plummeted from relevance for most users, and certainly in the mainstream. Undeterred by the market's move towards laser sensors, Kensington announced a new wireless mobile trackball along with an update to its free TrackballWorks software. The Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball is primarily intended for laptop users and mobile professionals on the go.
Last month, we told you about an upcoming Wi-Fi mouse from the world’s leading PC vendor HP. Well, the company quietly stripped the wireless rodent of its upcoming tag on Friday. Hit the jump to find out more about the HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse.
Razer’s gaming mice are taking a generational leap with the new 4G Dual Sensor technology, the company announced last week. Unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the latest versions of Razer’s Mamba and Imperator mice are its first “4G” dual-sensor mice, which means that they feature both an optical and a laser sensor. Details after the jump.
Not all geeks are created equal, as Maximum PC readers no doubt know. Hardware geeks and miniature wargaming geeks don't necessarily grunt the same language; sticking a Star Trek geek and a Firefly geek in the same room is just asking for trouble. BioWare and LucasArts are hoping to strike nerd gold by tapping into the combined power of gaming geeks and Star Wars geeks with the upcoming MMORPG "Star Wars: The Old Republic." Now, Razer's getting into the action and trying to suck hardware geeks into the mix with their new line of SWTOR-branded peripherals.
A wireless mouse solves one problem while simultaneously introducing another, and it's up to you to decide if cutting the cord (and maybe a bit of clutter) is worth the trade-off of giving up a USB port for the wireless receiver. HP's engineers didn't think so, but rather than throw in the towel, they went and developed the new HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse, the first mouse to connect quickly and easily without a USB dongle using a PC's built-in Wi-Fi receiver. Genius!
Logitech threw us for a loop by announcing a new mouse that isn't geared towards gamers. It doesn't have dozens of buttons, adjustable weights, or an ultra high DPI. What the new wireless M325 rodent does have, however, are a few subtle features Logitech says makes it ideally suited for Web surfers, a target audience that doesn't often receive specialized products. Let's have a look at the M325.