Gadgets & Gizmos

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Bring some sports car speed to your cursor with the Motormouse

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August

img_3854.jpgI spend most of my time with a laptop or touch screen these days so I don't use a mouse much, but after I saw the Motormouse I suddenly had the desire to use a mouse again.

The Motormouse is a wireless USB mouse fashioned as a sports car for your hand. It utilizes what's claimed to be the world's smallest 2.4 GHz USB receiver with an opening boot (that's British-speak for trunk) to store two AA batteries and the receiver. Each car has real rubber tires with chrome wheels and an ultra-wide "spare tire" that serves as the scroll wheel. It's compatible with Windows, Mac and PS3 gaming systems.


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Several models are available including one called "Classic Sports Car," but it was the Classic and modern MINI Coopers that really caught my eye (go figure!) and there also is a London Taxi labeled as "coming soon" that looks really nice. The cars are available in an assortment of colors and can be further customized with a decal sheet that can be purchased separately. At $50 these are about twice as much as a normal wireless USB mouse so you're paying a good bit extra for the coolness factor. I'm thinking there will be plenty of people (me, me!) who won't mind paying the premium for some hot rubber in their hand.

[Last modified: Monday, August 15, 2011 3:08pm]

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