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20 Mice That Shock And Awe (But Mostly Shock)
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Want to freak your wife or significant other the heck out? Here's a downright shocking birthday or anniversary gift for her that will almost guaranteed land you in the dog house: a dead mouse turned into a fully functional desktop peripheral. Called the Mouse Mouse, this mod requires an actual dead rodent, knowledge of taxidermy, and a small, travel-sized hardware mouse.

Modders can purchase an expired rodent frozen or fresh at a local pet store (normally sold as reptile food), but those who want to create an optical version will need to purchase a pale-furred mouse for the lightest skin pigment.

Once the mouse has been acquired, the rest of the process consists of eight additional steps including, shaving and dissecting the corpse, shoving the hardware inside, pulling the USB cable thought its butt, and more yummy goodness.

Beyond the overall creep-factor of its preparation, can this zombie mouse handle Crysis? We're going to assume that's a big fat negative. In fact, this mouse might not survive one round of twitch-based gameplay. Yuck.

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  • 14 Hide
    Zoonie , May 29, 2010 1:11 PM
    Quote:
    Whether it's actually Disney-sanctioned is unknown (Ed.: doubtful, Kevin)


    An editor!!??! At Tom's Hardware!?!?!?!??!!? wawa weewhoa! :D 
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    sire_angelus , May 29, 2010 9:31 AM
    number 19 looks like a dildo.. a lot where cute, though
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    ta152h , May 29, 2010 6:58 AM
    That dead mouse is repulsive beyond belief. Killing something for that purpose is just wrong. Although, somehow feeding one to a snake seems OK. I might need therapy.

    The ugly hand would be kind of cool. I'd love to put one in my guest room, and have an unsuspecting guest come across that thing.

    Or get that metal one and stick it with an antique computer and tell kids that it was the standard mouse in "the bad old days" (not to mention we had to walk 18 miles to school and got donkey-kicked if we were late, etc...).
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    Anonymous , May 29, 2010 6:17 AM
    Haha wow. So much creativity but a big FAIL regardless.
  • 12 Hide
    ta152h , May 29, 2010 6:58 AM
    That dead mouse is repulsive beyond belief. Killing something for that purpose is just wrong. Although, somehow feeding one to a snake seems OK. I might need therapy.

    The ugly hand would be kind of cool. I'd love to put one in my guest room, and have an unsuspecting guest come across that thing.

    Or get that metal one and stick it with an antique computer and tell kids that it was the standard mouse in "the bad old days" (not to mention we had to walk 18 miles to school and got donkey-kicked if we were late, etc...).
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    anamaniac , May 29, 2010 7:05 AM
    eklipz330how come no one on this site ever says first? is this the only forum on the internet without any douschebags [aside from those that spam ads]?

    I've stopped myself a few times... Keep it at least semi professional (excluding the flame wars). Can't say for the ads though, I always use FF with AdBlock+.

    I think I'd bring the Minnie Mouse mouse to a LAN, just for the lulz.
    I'd also carry my full size black steel tower with backpack straps, turn it on, and show how loud enthusiast-class air cooling can be.

    I loved the first one (I'd put a nasty scorpion in it), and the grenade one. Be cool if the grenade mouse was two parts, one is a bluetooth receiver, and the other is the mouse, with the pin being set to a customizable command (such as, encrypt or destroy as many files as fast as possible because the FBI just knocked my door down).

    Lots of fail though.
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    sire_angelus , May 29, 2010 9:31 AM
    number 19 looks like a dildo.. a lot where cute, though
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    stridervm , May 29, 2010 10:29 AM
    A friend of mine has one of those Gun mouse(s). The extra weight kind of helps for the people that think that mouse are too light, the additional weight also helps avoid accidental mouse movement by just finger movement, but beyond that, it's just a novelty item.
  • 6 Hide
    abbadon_34 , May 29, 2010 10:30 AM
    wish they would sell the mouse mosue outright, i'm not quite ready to learn do-it-yourself taxidermy.
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    shubham1401 , May 29, 2010 11:23 AM
    The first one is really cool!
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    rtfm , May 29, 2010 12:25 PM
    Killing a mouse just for a novelty item is wrong.
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    Anonymous , May 29, 2010 12:49 PM
    eklipz330 might want to learn to spell douchebag before he worries about why kids aren't replying with "first"...
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    nforce4max , May 29, 2010 12:59 PM
    Some seam retarded while the "mouse mouse" looked better than a few and that says a lot being that it is hideous. Worse it will rot over time unless it sat on display only. They could do a mouse with a leather surface but they better tan the hide right or it will leave stains on ones hand after some use.
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    builderbobftw , May 29, 2010 1:00 PM
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    Killing a mouse just for a novelty item is wrong.


    He died for a worthy cuase.

    And anyways, jokes saide, you buy dead mice, not hunt them down you'rself.
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    Ehsan w , May 29, 2010 1:09 PM
    mouse mouse?
    wtf is wrong with people...this looks like something the people from 4chan would make.
    disgusting, seriously wtF?

    What's next?
    A human hand as a mouse??
    Oh...wait.......
  • 14 Hide
    Zoonie , May 29, 2010 1:11 PM
    Quote:
    Whether it's actually Disney-sanctioned is unknown (Ed.: doubtful, Kevin)


    An editor!!??! At Tom's Hardware!?!?!?!??!!? wawa weewhoa! :D 
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    demonhorde665 , May 29, 2010 1:58 PM
    seriously did they have to use a real mouse for the mouse mouse, some latex, stuffed animal hair, could have easily made that look with the use of any real rat body parts ... just sick they did a taxiderm version
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    demonhorde665 , May 29, 2010 1:59 PM
    correction i emant with out teh use of real rat body parts
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    announcer , May 29, 2010 2:20 PM
    The super slim looks as though it should have a vibrating feature, maybe it should be renamed as phallic fantasy?
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    Anonymous , May 29, 2010 4:23 PM
    Isn't the hand one kinda similar to Vampire Hunter D? A mouth in the palm of the hand.
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    JohnnyLucky , May 29, 2010 5:14 PM
    WOW! Those are some pretty creative mice.

    My own personal favorite is a genuine mahogony mouse I bought in Japan when I was stationed there in the late 1990's.
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    JohnnyLucky , May 29, 2010 5:14 PM
    WOW! Those are some pretty creative mice.

    My own personal favorite is a genuine mahogony mouse I bought in Japan when I was stationed there in the late 1990's.
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