Your trusty computer mouse has become something you probably don't give much thought to on a daily basis. But there are some truly incredible and interesting computer mouse designs out there.
Here we have found 7 very interesting examples from past times that almost redefine the very concept of this trusty work colleague.
Which mouse has the most capabilities?
If you are on the market for a new computer mouse there are many to choose from. But some are leagues ahead of the rest.
Which mouse you choose to buy will depend on your budget and requirements. However, there is some stand out mice that come with plenty of features and won't set you back an arm and a leg.
According to sites like techradar.com, here are some of the best computer mice on the market: -
- Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse.
- Anker Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse.
- Apple Magic Mouse 2.
- Logitech MX Vertical.
- Logitech MX Ergo Wireless.
- Logitech M330 Silent Plus.
- Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Mouse 3600.
- Razer DeathAdder Chroma.
Which mouse is the least expensive?
If you don't need any bells and whistles for your computer mouse there are some great ones you can pick up for under $20. Many of these are good enough for most general use but tend to wear out pretty quickly over time.
For this reason, it is often worth spending a little more to get a mouse that will stand the test of time (and your temper).
But if you really don't care about what kind of mouse to buy, here are some great cheap computer mice for your consideration: -
- VicTsing MM057 wireless portable mobile mouse.
- Logitech G 305.
- TeckNet Raptor Prime Programmable Gaming Mouse.
- Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse.
- Jelly Comb 2.4G Slim wireless mouse.
- TeckNet Classic 2.4G Portable mouse.
- Microsoft Wireless Mouse 4000.
- HP Z3700 wireless mouse.
How much is a gaming mouse?
This depends completely on what you are looking for. Gaming mice tend to be sleeker, more comfortable and attractive than the regular run of the mill mice but this comes at a cost at times.
There are gaming mice that will fit any budget so be sure to shop around before committing to a high-ticket priced item.
You might want to check out this handy Tom's Guide article for more in-depth advice on gaming mice.
What is the best gaming mouse?
Some of the best, and most expensive, computer mice on the market are specifically designed for gamers. And for good reason - - they have to be reliable and robust.
According to sites like pcgamer.com, some of the best gaming mice on the market are as follows: -
- Logitech MX518.
- Logitech G203 Prodigy.
- Razer Deathadder Elite.
- Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless.
- Corsair Ironclaw RGB.
- Razer Naga Trinity.
- Steelseries Sensei 310.
- Iogear Fokus 2.
7 interesting mouse designs
So without further ado, here are 7 interesting mouse designs from the ages. Obviously the following are in no particular order and are far from exhaustive.
1. G-Point is a little "racey"
Designed by Andy Kurovets, the G-point mouse looks like something from another world. It's sleek design and fire red color certainly makes it stand out from the rest.
However, when viewed from above you might decide to change your mind. We'll let your imagination fill in the rest.
Perhaps you might want to avoid considering purchasing this particular peripheral. Especially as a gift for someone else or for your personal use in the office.
2. The Fortune Mouse is very interesting indeed
The Fortune Mouse is probably one of the most unique mouse designs you have ever seen. Minimalistic in form, it is actually something more of a work of art than a practical piece of hardware.
It was designed by Brazilian designer Atila Rossito and you might be a little trepidatious to actually use it in for its intended purpose. The designer removed all innards so the mouse could provide clutter-free navigation while retaining stunning looks.
This was only a concept so it's unlikely it would actually be particularly useful in real life. Yet it is a very interesting mouse design nonetheless.
3. Logitech Touch Mouse M600 is very nice indeed
From one of the most trusted mouse designers and manufacturers in the world, Logitech's M600 is a very interesting looking mouse indeed. It looks great and might be the future of computer mice as we know it.
"Swiping, scrolling, and surfing that's like second nature. The touch surface responds directly to the world's most natural technology—your fingers. So whatever you're doing on your laptop is as easy as letting your fingers do the clicking, scrolling and swiping." - Logitech.
If you haven't already guessed, this mouse lacks any moving parts or buttons. You simply use your fingers to tap or scroll as you would on a normal mouse.
4. The Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Mouse looks like its built for war
The mouse has an extended battery life of around 50 hours which means more gaming for your money at any one time. It also features something called Adaptive Frequency Technology which, Razer assures, provides wireless connectivity as reliable as wired.
It also comes with 5G Advanced Optical Sensors for better resolution accuracy, precision, and responsiveness. This mouse looks and feels the business.
5. The Swarovski Mouse is one for those who love bling
The Swarovski Mouse, designed by Simon, Dareen, and Jeremy Doherty is another interesting mouse design. Rather than being made out of cut glass (thankfully), this mouse is designed to resemble the famous Swarovski logo.
The swan's body is the body of the mouse with the two main mouse buttons lying either side of the included crystal at the head.
This interesting take on a practical item was designed for the Crystal Vision design competition that was organized by Dsignboom and Swarovski. It appears the judges took to it and awarded it first place.
6. Cyborg R.A.T. Gaming Mouse is brilliant
Not the most comfortable looking device, the Cyborg R.A.T. gaming mouse is very interesting looking indeed. Its futuristic shape resembles something that Batman himself would probably use if he used a mouse.
Sadly the manufacturer of this great looking peripheral went out of business a few years back. But it looks to be making a comeback according to PC World.
Let's hope it sticks around as it is one of the coolest looking computer mice we've ever seen. Of course, others will probably find it quite the ugliest thing they've ever laid their eyes on
You can't please all the people all the time.
7. The "Microsoft" eVouse is very different indeed
The eVouse made some waves back in 2010 with its interesting v-shaped design. This awesome and futuristic mouse also had a pleasing metallic look with a futuristic green light that illuminates every movement.
Designed by Marcial Ahsayane, this mouse was not actually an official Microsoft concept despite the logo on its side.
First appearing on Yanko Design, this concept-mouse was something of a combination of a mouse and a digital pen.