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Bring some sports car speed to your cursor with the Motormouse



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.


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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