All round input

July 6th, 2010 in .Blogs
Suds McSoapdish
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They may tell you the mouse is not going to get any better — that its design and interface are a tried and tested product of many, many years, but that’s not the case at all. There’s still a lot of room for innovation in this area, and so, if you’re looking for a different type of control or have someone you want to surprise with a unique gadget gift, take a look at the WX500 mouse.

This one was even inspired by design cues from innovative industrial designer David Lewis, whom you may remember as a Bang & Olufsen aesthetics contributor; one of the people behind the NX90 multimedia laptop from ASUS.

This mouse looks a lot like a flyer saucer, doesn’t it? That’s the idea. To make people stop and take a gander, and in doing this it succeeds. But it’s not just the form, which may be an acquired taste.

It’s the function that’s important, too. The WX500 has a special four-way sensor in it, so it’s very precise and can be controlled with minimal effort. It’s also a fully-fledged multimedia remote control, which means functions like play, pause, rewind, forward and skip have been integrated and can be accessed instantly.

That’s pretty neat for just a mouse.

Additionally, it has 1200dpi tracking, but that’s normative these days. What isn’t is the eye-catching science fiction design — not your run of the mill (2.4GHz) wireless mouse this one, for sure.

Interested? Check for availability at your nearest retailer, or you can get the WX500 from the ASUS Shop, as well.

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