Every PC gamer needs a good mouse, and the Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 more than fits the bill. You get thirteen programmable controls and buttons, easily allowing you to map complicated in-game commands and macros directly beneath your fingertips to be executed with a click. It's got a matte black finish with a few green LEDs and a tiny wireless USB receiver, and is super responsive with 1,000 reports per second from the high-precision laster tracking. It's even got enough onboard memory to store commands for up to five different game profiles. The Gaming Mouse G700 usually sells for $100, but Amazon is currently selling it for $84.82, a 14% discount.
Be sure to check out the other entries in the Gear Live 2010 Holiday Gift Guide!
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The Apple Magic Mouse is finally here, replacing the oft-despised Mighty Mouse. So, what’s makes this new mouse so magical? For starters, there are no moving parts, other than the actual button. Yeah, the whole mouse is a button, but you can do the right-, middle-, and left-click. You can also scroll with a swipe across the acrylic surface of the mouse, and it also supports a bunch of the multitouch gestures you are used to using on Apple notebooks, two-finger swipes and all. The Magic Mouse is wireless, supporting Bluetooth, and the battery lasts a whopping four months. You can pick one up today for $69.
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Considering that the number of repeated stress injury cases in the United States are caused by the use of a computer mouse, it is nice to see companies make hands-free mice. This is the SmartNav 4 EG infared mouse controller works: all you need to do is put the device atop of your monitor, and it will track a reflective spot on the user’s glasses, hat, or forehead. So how do you click the mouse? With a keyboard key, the voice, or a USB foot and hand switch. You should be able to get it for about $399.
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Swiss company Pat Says Now features a “computer maus” for those who are particular about their peripherals. We found this 3-button Brain Wheelmouse with a 520 dpi resolution that connects to your USB with a PS/2 plug and is compatible with Windows, Mac or Linux. It is available in a Limited Edition for EUR €24,90 (~$34.00.)
We are also rather partial to this 3-button optical Suisse Mouse because you can never have too many Swiss Army toys around the house. Suitable for PC and Mac, it features a 800 dpi resolution and a price of €29,90 (~$41.00.) Both mice come with 3 year warranties. The company also customizes so that you can use your own design or company logo.
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We knew Nintendo‘s Super Mario character (and friends) were incredibly popular worldwide, but who knew how many gadgets and toys they’d spawn? We’ve shared the Mario Race Track, Remote Control Racer, solar toy and keychains with you. Now comes Mario and Invincibility Star USB two-button mice, with a roller ball for old-school cred. The peripherals are modeled after the 8-Bit version of Super Mario Brothers, hence their truly retro, pixeled look. Bring one to work to show you’re a hardcore retro gamer…and proud of it. And we mean that in the best possible way. Available for $25 USD.
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Ladybugs. Who doesn’t like them? They’re harmless, unique, downright pretty, and add a certain je ne sais quoi to any leaf or branch they’re crawling on. We celebrate the ladybug by introducing you to this lovely, metallic USB Ladybug Mouse, which is optical, and features a wheel that can function as a third button. Plus it’s small enough for kids to use, too. Even though our new insect friend doesn’t require a mouse pad, we’d still love to find one with a foliage motif, if only because it would look so cool in our humble workspace…
Sweet Mother of Pearl…what is it with companies and these ridiculously long product names. Let me tell you, there’s a reason why “Flickr” is popular, and it’s probably because it’s easy to say. Now that I’ve gotten this out of the way, on to Microsoft’s new ergonomic desktop mouse.
Strangely enough, it wasn’t that long ago that Microsoft’s mice were considered to be the most ergonomic that you could get, but in reality, while they were more comfortable to hold, they were never truly ergonomic. I’ve been using computers from a young age, and as a result, I have a fair amount of RSI built up in my wrists, mostly the right wrist. I can’t use a non-ergonomic keyboard for long without experiencing pain, and that’s why although I’ve tested a great many keyboards in the past, I keep coming back to Microsoft’s Natural series of keyboards. Finally, they put a mouse through the same ergonomic design process as their keyboards and what came out was one of the goofiest looking mice ever made.
MacMice has announced their newest Danger Mouse BLK for preorder and will begin shipping the stylish unit on September 14th, but only in the United States. The USB mouse features a black matte finish to match with Apple’s black MacBook model. Compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows XP equipped systems, the mouse has two buttons and a nondescript scroll wheel. The mouse also uses a 1600dpi resolution laser mechanism for precision and features “MicroScroll™”, the company’s response to Apple’s MightyMouse scroll ball. The company claims that their “scrollwheel delivers the precision of an ultra-small scrolling device, but without the frustrations of a tiny trackball.” It retails for $29.99.
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