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Microsoft Hardware Introduces New Artsy Mice

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Looking for a little style and splash of color on your desktop? Microsoft has batch of new mice that should please even the pickiest of art students.

While playing with Microsoft Hardware's new Windows 8-focused mice, we missed the company's announcement on Wednesday revealing new additions to its popular line of Limited Edition Artist Series mice. These are based on the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 model and sport unique designs by artists from Sao Paolo, Hong Kong, Brooklyn, London, and Sarajevo.

"With backgrounds in printmaking, textile design, engraving, silkscreen, digital design and folk art, the newest artists are excited for you to experience their passions and try out their Microsoft-exclusive designs," the company said.

Here's the blurb on each new Artist Series Mouse (yanked from Microsoft's blog) and a link to the crafty peripheral:

Yellena James
Preferring pens, inks, and acrylics, Yellena combines complex abstract forms into dazzling images full of life. Her colorful arrangements of organic shapes and tangled lines are at once floral and alien. Each world she creates possesses its own ethos and ability to radiate emotion.

Calvin Ho
Calvin is a multi-disciplinary artist and founder of the award-winning design studio, AtomicAttack. Since its inception in 1996, AtomicAttack has created many unique works for international clients, fusing art direction in fashion photography, branding, design and illustration.

Zansky
Zansky works with all types of graphic arts including silkscreen, letterpress, engraving and digital printing, seeking to push the limits of each process and medium. He is also a member of the artistic group Base-V, which paints murals and designs silkscreen posters for independent publications.

Dana McClure
Dana is a Brooklyn-based visual artist whose work spans a variety of mediums including printmaking, collage, and textile design. Her self-initiated work ranges from limited edition prints and mixed-media collages to hand-printed textiles and objects for the home.

Matt Lyon
Inspired by folk art, fine art and illustration, Matt’s work explores reoccurring motifs and themes using shape and pattern. His designs have been widely published in books and magazines, and selected works have been exhibited in his hometown of London, as well as throughout the U.S., Europe and Far East.

If these designs are just too distracting to reside in your personal space, Microsoft has also added two new brilliant colors (literally) to its Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 series (Cyan Blue and Magenta Pink), and three new radiant colors (again, literally) to its Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000 series (Cyan Blue, Magenta Pink, and Flame Red).

For more information about the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Limited Edition Artist Series, head here. These peripherals cost $29.95, come with a plug-and-go wireless Nano transceiver, and feature BlueTrack Technology which allows them to be used virtually on any surface.

 

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    mortsmi7 , August 18, 2012 4:33 PM
    Guess all you need to be an artist now is to puke up your fruit loops.
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    master_chen , August 18, 2012 4:00 PM
    I'd actually buy 4-th in a row (from left to right), for my younger sister.
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    mortsmi7 , August 18, 2012 4:33 PM
    Guess all you need to be an artist now is to puke up your fruit loops.
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    mayankleoboy1 , August 18, 2012 4:35 PM
    THESE DESIGNS LOOK LIKE THE Metro UI
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    master_chen , August 18, 2012 4:44 PM
    mortsmi7Guess all you need to be an artist now is to puke up your fruit loops.

    Why bother with Fruity Loops when you can just use Audacity? %)) *Sarcasm with a bit of truth*
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    JonnyDough , August 18, 2012 5:04 PM
    I wouldn't even buy that for your red headed older sister who blows bubbles with her snot. These mice must be targeting women, because there's no way in hell I'd buy one.
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    bustapr , August 18, 2012 5:06 PM
    master_chenWhy bother with Fruity Loops when you can just use Audacity? %)) *Sarcasm with a bit of truth*

    youve never eaten a bowl of cereal in your life have you?

    anyway, I dont really care for these microsoft mice. their pretty cheap and convenient if youre in a rush and dont have a mousepad, but Ive noticed them to be very laggy when you pop in a new battery. Ive had 2(of which I bought in a hurry) and every time I popped in a new battery they became laggy, then after a day or 2 they became usable.
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    master_chen , August 18, 2012 5:12 PM
    bustapra bowl of cereal


    Oh he meant THOSE Fruit Loops? The cereal. I read his message like this:
    Quote:
    Guess all you need to be an artist now is to puke up your "fruity loops"-made 3-accord dub-step garbage on YouTube/iTunes or any other streaming service.

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    Shin-san , August 18, 2012 5:31 PM
    Good concept that may sell well, but none of those really fit me. I also wish they did the entire mouse and not just the section
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    Anonymous , August 18, 2012 6:06 PM
    Lol, Master_Chen, that has to be one of the most unlikely misconceptions I've ever seen happen on the Internet.
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    master_chen , August 18, 2012 7:42 PM
    TeholLol, Master_Chen, that has to be one of the most unlikely misconceptions I've ever seen happen on the Internet.

    Blame my fun*ked up gamer-brain and my way of thinking (every time I see someone write "Fruit" and "Loop" in a same sentence, I immediately think about Fruity Loops...yeah, my brain is full of fu*nk).
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    Kami3k , August 18, 2012 7:49 PM
    Zune Originals art?
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    olaf , August 18, 2012 10:40 PM
    YUK!!!
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    cybrcatter , August 18, 2012 11:41 PM
    mortsmi7Guess all you need to be an artist now is to puke up your fruit loops.

    Now?

    The contemporary movement began more than half a century ago.

    hurr
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    tanjo , August 19, 2012 3:35 AM
    Looks like $15 mice with stickers.
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    Target3 , August 19, 2012 7:39 AM
    these look useless.
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    belardo , August 19, 2012 9:20 AM
    Ugly mice for ugly Windows 8.
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    eddieroolz , August 19, 2012 11:52 AM
    Oh boy, arts students...
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    DjEaZy , August 19, 2012 4:54 PM
    Microsoft Hardware Introduces New Artsy Mice? another evidence, that M$ in not working in sync... common!? Windows 8 is scrolling left to right... where is the mouse for that...?
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    belardo , August 19, 2012 10:14 PM
    John4 : those are called divots. That allows your mouse wheel to have "notches". And yeah, the lack of those makes MS mice crappy gaming mice, then again MS doesn't actually support gaming for windows anyways. Recent MS mice seem to have changed even worse, rather than divots or spinning mouse wheel, they made it with constant friction. So it requires effort to scroll up or down.

    Go with a good Logitech mouse, a click of a button switches between the two modes. When I'm in gaming, divots... On desktop, hi speed spinning wheel.