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Review: Razer Taipan mouse

07/25, 12:45am

Low profile, symmetrical design gives users balance, comfort and button choices

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, already containing some well-known names in the industry. Many PC gamers know one such name, Razer, as the go-to company for mice and other controls. The Taipan is a mouse that Razer has offered since 2012, but gave it new flair with a white finish this May. Does the new finish give gamers a good reason to revisit the Taipan, or is it a dated approach to gaming? Find out in our review.

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Briefly: Adesso's ergonomic keyboard and mouse, IDrive for Android

04/09, 2:42pm

Adesso releases Tru-Form Media 1500GB wireless ergonomic keyboard and mouse

Computer peripheral manufacturer, Adesso, has announced its release of a new wireless, ergonomic keyboard and mouse set, offering users two input devices with ergonomic design. Featuring a wireless range of up to 30 feet, the Tru-Form Media 1500GB keyboard and mouse set includes a "gently-sloped" keyboard with a split design that accommodates the natural positioning of hands, wrists and forearms; the accompanying laser mouse also aims to reduce hand strain. The keyboard's membrane key switches provide improved tactile response and a quieter typing experience, lasting up to five million keystrokes.

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Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse uses 12,000dpi sensor

04/09, 5:52am

G502 gaming mouse includes adjustable weights, free-wheeling scroll wheel

Logitech has unveiled a new and highly customizable gaming mouse. The G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse is claimed to be the first to use a 12,000dpi sensor to track its position, which when combined with other features, allows the user to heavily personalize the mouse depending on what they're playing and what kind of surface they are using.

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Briefly: booq's Python camera slimpack, Mionix's NAOS gaming mouse

12/05, 11:41am

booq's Python slimpack stores up to two DSLRs and four mid-size lenses

Today, accessory maker Booq has announced its latest photographer's carrying pack, the Python slimpack. Tailored to keep all gear safely secured and easily-accessible, the Python slimpack possesses multiple padded pockets and a main camera compartment that is plush and red, highlighting and protecting black camera gear.

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Briefly: Google+ updates on iOS, Mionix Avior 8200 gaming mouse

05/29, 3:20am

Google updates Google+ for iOS with photo editing, removes Hangouts

The Google+ app for iOS has received some updates, including some that were shown off at the Google I/O developer event. Photo editing features, such as Auto Engance and Auto Highlight, are included, along with automated hashtags, the ability to edit comments, and minor changes to the update stream, according to The Next Web. The refreshed Hangouts have been removed from the Google+ app and made into its own standalone messaging app.

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Giveaway: IRIScan all-in-one mouse and scanner

05/15, 7:53pm

IRIScan all-in-one mouse and scanner

Quite often, in our electronic world, it is necessary to make digital copies of documents or pictures. The IRIScan all-in-one mouse and scanner makes doing this super fast and easy. Electronista has one to give away; read on to learn more about this mouse and find out how you can enter to win.

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Asus reveals the GX1000, first mouse for 'hardcore' gamers

03/20, 7:36am

Asus branching out into Alienware territory?

Asus has taken the wraps off its first ‘hardcore’ gaming mouse, the Republic of Gamers GX1000. The new mouse is clad in aluminum and incorporates a wide range of programmable functions to help ensure optimal gaming control, while its shape is also designed to reduce fatigue during long sessions. Users can customize dpi switching and indication on the fly, while also being able to program six different macros.

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Razer ships Ouroboros ambidextrous gaming mouse

11/20, 5:29am

Adjustable mouse capable of tracking at 8200dpi

Peripheral manufacturer Razer has started shipping its Ouroboros ambidextrous gaming mouse. The highly adjustable wireless mouse was originally revealed in July alongside the BlackWidow keyboard line, and retains all of its customizable parts, designed to accommodate the vast majority of different hand sizes and shapes.

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Logitech readies touch mice, touchpad for Windows 8

10/10, 7:07am

Gesture control, glass touch surfaces added to peripherals

Logitech has shown off two new mice and a trackpad designed with Windows 8 in mind. The Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650, Touch Mouse T620, and Zone Touch Mouse T400 do away with physical buttons for the most part, instead replacing them with touch-sensitive areas for scrolling and gesture controls.

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Microsoft extends wireless mouse line with artistic prints

08/16, 9:06am

Images from five designers use textured paint

Microsoft is expanding its Artist Series collection of mice with five new designs. Following on from its work last year, the designs will appear on the top shell of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, and be made available as a limited edition model. Works from graphic artists based in the Americas, the United Kingdom, and Australia have been used for the mice.

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Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard, Mouse gets ready for Win 8

07/30, 8:39am

Microsoft reveals Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Mouse

Microsoft has of its Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Mouse in readiness for users looking to get productive with the expected rush of Windows 8 tablets due late October. The keyboard comes enclosed in a cover, that when opened, forms a stand for a tablet. Joining the keyboard is Microsoft's smallest mouse yet, designed to take up the bare minimum of storage space when on the go.

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Razer adds Ouroboros mouse, BlackWidow keyboard to catalog

07/26, 2:30pm

Ambidextrous gaming mouse uses dual-sensor tracking system

Razer is adding to its already extensive gaming peripheral line, introducing a new mouse and several keyboards. The Ouroboros is a fully customizable, ambidextrous wireless mouse designed to accommodate most hand sizes, while the rebooted BlackWidow 2013 gaming-focused keyboard series adds a new offering and two improved models, including a version with backlit keys.

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LuvBook X weighs less than 2.2lbs thanks to carbon fibre

04/26, 4:25pm

Japan's Mouse outs 2.2lb ultrabook, the LuvBook X

Japan's Mouse Computer has just unveiled its carbon fiber-bodied ultrabook, the LuvBook X, which looks very much like a MacBook Air competitor. It weighs just under 2.2lbs (less than a kilogram) and has an 11.6-inch, 1366x768 display. Processing power comes from one of two 1.6GHz Core i5 Ivy Bridge processors.

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Logitech intros the Cube: doubles as mouse, presenter

01/05, 6:05am

Logitech Cube does double duty as mouse, presenter

Logitech has introduced the Cube for Mac or PC, combining some of the functions of a mouse with a presenter. The device is not much larger than a Zippo lighter, and will fit comfortably in a shirt pocket. In mouse mode, a user can use swipe gestures across its main panel to scroll down a slide using Logitech’s FlowScroll tech.

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3Dconnexion unveils SpaceMouse Pro at Autodesk University

11/30, 2:00am

On-screen display, Solaris/Linux support

The SpaceMouse Pro is debuting at the Autodesk University conference in Las Vegas this week, a new 3D mouse for professional 3D software users. The mouse features a six-way sensor, ergonomic design, an on-screen display that provides visual feedback on function key programming, a total of 15 tactile buttons (including five QuickView keys for 3D view angles), intelligent function keys and a controller cap that "flies" around 3D models.

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Glass keyboard, multitouch trackpad seek Kickstarter funding

11/28, 9:35pm

Multitouch system driven by open-source software

Product Design has introduced a glass keyboard and matching glass trackpad that are currently seeking development funding as a Kickstarter project. Both peripherals are built using tempered glass panes attached to solid metal bases, sensing touch input on the glass surface without the need for moving parts. Users can choose from tactile sounds and lights, while the companion software will be open source for custom configuration.

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Giveaway: Microsoft Touch Mouse

11/15, 3:35pm

Win a Microsoft Touch Mouse

Earlier this year Microsoft unveiled the Microsoft Touch Mouse, its answer to the Magic Mouse, and recently we received one at our head office to give away to one lucky winner. Read on to find out how you can win.

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Contest: Smartfish Whirl Mini

08/30, 8:15pm

Win a Smartfish Whirl Mini!

Last November Electronista reported on the introduction of the Smartfish Whirl Mini laser mouse, the mouse that "introduces anti-gravity comfort for your computer mouse". This mouse retails for $49, but we have two Whirl Minis to give away to two lucky winners, read on to find out how you can enter.

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MacNN Review: Evoluent VerticalMouse 4

06/30, 7:15pm

A novel approach for avoiding wrist strain

Evoluent says that its innovative "vertical" multi-button VerticalMouse 4, which one holds and controls in a handshake style that doesn't twist the arm, is a superior way of resting your hand while using the mouse that avoids wrist strain. Does the vertical orientation eventually improve efficiency and proficiency in ordinary activities from surfing the web to playing games? Our full review has the answers.

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Microsoft intros wireless mice with artistic prints

05/11, 10:35pm

Six variants to ship in June for $30

Microsoft has introduced the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Studio Series, a lineup of six new mice featuring artistic patterns. The company commissioned several famous artists to produce the patterns, including Kirra Jamison of Melbourne, Australia; Matt Moore of Portland, Maine; Linn Olofsdotter of Portland, Oregon; Mike Perry of Brooklyn, NY; and and Jonny Wan of Sheffield, UK.

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Genius releases Navigator 905 Vogue RF mouse

02/24, 12:05am

1200 dpi optical engine, uses just one AAA battery

Taiwan-based accessory manufacturer Genius has added a new model to its notebook mouse lineup with an accent on style. The Navigator 905 Vogue is a three-button (two plus scrollwheel button) RF-based mouse featuring a 1,200-dpi optical engine, "Magic Roller" scroll-wheel technology and a two-in-one storage slot for both the included pico USB dongle (for machines that do not have on-board RF capability) and the stick-n-go mount that allows the user to simply "attach" the mouse to the laptop for easy portability.

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Razer launches Tron-themed Gaming Mouse

11/23, 6:00am

Ambidextrous design for left and right hands

With Tron: Legacy upon us, Razer has unveiled its new Tron Gaming Mouse. The ambidextrous design means that it functions equally well for left-handers as it does right. The design is “inspired by the world and vehicles of Tron” and features light alerts based on in-game actions. It incorporates a 5600dpi 3.5g laser sensor for optimal tracking.

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Contour Design debuts RollerMouse Pro2 keyboard

10/14, 9:00pm

Lifts keyboards, uses rollerbar for mouse action

Contour Design have unveiled their latest version of the RollerMouse keyboard, the RollerMouse Pro2, which features new keyboard lifters to slope keyboards into one of three different settings for maximum comfort and reduced arm and wrist strain. The new version also features leatherette wrist supports and new buttons to make operations such as copy/paste and double-clicks easier and close to the user's natural hand positioning.

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Microsoft readying multi-touch "Arc Touch" mouse?

07/02, 9:40am

Peripheral expected to compete with Magic Mouse

Microsoft may be readying a new peripheral, the Arc Touch Mouse, according to several listings that have appeared in online stores for European retailers. Further details remain slim, including any similarities with the company's Arc Mouse which arrived in 2008 with a design integrating a fold-out hand support.

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Macally announces BTkey, MGlide, BTmouse2

06/30, 11:55pm

Optimo, EcoFan, EcoFanPro

Macally has announced a new line of wireless input accessories and eco-friendly bamboo stands for all laptops, the BTkey, BTmouse2, Optimo, MGlide, EcoFan and EcoFanPro. BTkey is a white wireless keyboard for the Mac, which connects using Bluetooth 2.0 technology, and comes complete with low profile scissor keys to help with pressure on the finger tips. The BTmouse2 is a Bluetooth wireless laser mouse, featuring three programmable buttons, a scroll wheel, and an 800/1600 dpi precision sensor laser.

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First Look: Microsoft Arc Mouse

10/09, 4:50pm

Arc Mouse

Laptop computers must rely on trackpads to save space. While many people are perfectly happy using a trackpad, many more prefer using a mouse for greater control and comfort. Carrying an ordinary desktop mouse can be cumbersome due to its size and cord length, while special mice for laptops are often compressed in size to make them easier to carry. If you prefer to use a mouse with your laptop without making any compromises, consider Microsoft’s Arc Mouse.

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First Look: Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse

10/06, 3:50pm

Microsoft Mini Mouse

Every laptop user needs a built-in trackpad to control the pointer on the screen. While trackpads are adequate when traveling, they’re not always as convenient as a separate mouse. If you prefer using a mouse over a trackpad, you could carry an ordinary mouse with you. However, a mouse designed for a desktop computer may be too large and the long cord may be a nuisance to untangle and plug in each time. For a special mouse designed for traveling, consider Microsoft’s Explorer Mini Mouse.

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Logitech intros V450 Nano laser mouse

05/21, 1:15pm

Logitech V450 Nano mouse

Logitech has announced a new mouse for notebooks, the V450 Nano. The mouse uses a laser sensor to achieve greater precision than optical mice, and like other Nanos operates wirelessly, using a tiny 2.4GHz receiver that plugs into a notebook's USB 2.0 port. This receiver can also be stored inside the mouse, in order to prevent it from being knocked out of a notebook during travel. Controls include left and right buttons plus a scrollwheel.

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SpaceExplorer 3D mouse now supports OS X

05/19, 8:55pm

SpaceExplorer

3Dconnexion has announced that its SpaceExplorer 3D mouse is now supported by Mac OS X 10.4.6 and later, allowing Mac users to use the tool to navigate through popular 3D application workspaces. By pulling, pushing, tilting, and spinning the SpaceExplorer's 3D mouse cap, designers can move through 3D scenes and worlds without stopping to select commands. A subtle increase or decrease in cap pressure accelerates or slows motion, enabling precise micro-adjustments. The device also sports function keys to program highly-used functions and keyboard modifiers, as well as an ergonomically designed palm rest for a comfortable command console.

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Patents: optical scrolling Mighty Mouse, more

04/15, 7:00pm

Optical scrolling patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office today published five Apple patents that have been granted: one for the Mighty Mouse, an iPod lanyard, a Digital-to-Analogue Converter, an Exceptional Situation Manager, as well as one for a device which has yet to be seen in an Apple product. According to the report, the device could be a media player, storage device, or other mobile device. Other theories could indicate the device to be a "smart" media remote, an updated design of the iPod nano or Shuffle, among others.

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First Look: SpaceNavigator, 3D mouse

04/09, 5:10pm

First Look: SpaceNavigator

For most people, a mouse or trackpad is all they need to choose commands or navigate their way around a user interface. However, for anyone involved in computer-aided design (CAD), architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), geographic information systems (GIS), or any other application that offers a 3D interface, an ordinary mouse or trackpad may be too clumsy to use, requiring multiple clicks just to do a simple task. For those who need a more intuitive way to navigate through 3D interfaces, 3dconnexion offers a mouse specifically designed for laptops, called the SpaceNavigator.

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Mousepose 3 adds Window Highlighting

02/28, 6:20pm

Boinx releases Mousepose 3

Boinx Software today released Mousepose 3, a utility designed for presentations that dims the screen and places a spotlight on the mouse pointer. The latest release introduces Window Highlighting, expanding the focus for highlighting purposes when users hover the mouse over a window. MousePose 3 also adds Mouse Click Visualization with a more elegant animation as well as audible click feedback. The software is available for $17 as a single user license, while new Family licenses are priced at $30 and support up to five Macs in a household. The software requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

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Razer offers vague teaser for new mouse

02/27, 10:15pm

Razer offers mouse teaser

Premium mouse manufacturer Razer will unveil a new mouse in almost six days time, according to a vague teaser located at Speedofthelight.com. A brief flash of a curvaceous mouse glides across a black background as lights whizz by, briefly illuminating the pointing device. A message that reads "Speed of the Light" – with "the" wedged between the words "of" and "Light" – appears for a moment before fading to "4 March 2008, stay tuned for details", and a small counter, counting down to the aforementioned time.

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Targus unveils laptop, LCD products at CES

01/07, 11:05am

Targus unveils at CES 2008

Targus today unveiled a set of new laptop-centric products – the Velos Messenger bag, the Stow-N-Go mouse, the HeatDefense pad, Travel Power Outlets, and DEFCON privacy filters – as well as LCD mounting arms, and a mobile speaker system for MP3 players. The Velos Messenger bag comes in three color styles: chocolate with a chocolate-aqua strap, charcoal with black-lime green strap, and wheat with mushroom-orange strap. Laptops are fully cushioned from both sides, and are protected by a neoprene sleeve. Up to a 15.4-inch laptop can be used with the bag, and the extra removable strap can be exchanged with other Velos owners to make new color combinations. Targus will sell the Velos Messenger bag for $70, and it will be available in May.

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