Let’s Hope Razer’s Stormtrooper Accessories are More Accurate Than Their Namesake

Star Wars fans, Razer has taken wraps off of their Stormtrooper Edition accessories, which include a BlackWidow Lite mechanical keyboard, the Atheris wireless mouse, and Goliathus Extended gaming mouse mat, each featuring an Imperial stormtrooper theme. Let’s hope they don’t affect your aim in game and make you get ambushed by a pack of wild Ewoks.

The special edition BlackWidow Lite Silent Mechanical Keyboard features a stormtrooper top plate, a black-and-white braided cable and an Imperial crest on the Escape key, while the Atheris Wireless Mouse sports the iconic Imperial stormtrooper helmet on the mouse itself. The Goliathus Extended Gaming Mouse Mat has an image of a squad of stormtroopers against a partial Imperial emblem and a cool black-and-white design.

Gamers who ally themselves with the Dark Side and the Empire now have some cool new gear to buy. They are available now with the keyboard costing $99.99, the mouse and the mouse mat selling for $59.99 and $34.99, respectively. These accessories look pretty sweet and all have great designs.

[via Mike Shouts]

This Eames Inspired Mouse Is Like Furniture for Your Desktop

Fans of Eames era furniture are probably sad that they don’t have a computer setup to go with all of their other mid-century modern furniture. Well, this mouse inspired by Eames furniture would be the perfect compliment to your decor.

It’s called Lounge Mouse, and it is a concept design for a mouse created by industrial designer Shane Chen. Its curved wooden base and black top resemble the iconic Eames lounge chair, and especially its ottoman.

The idea was to create a mouse with the ergonomics and style of Eames furniture and I would say that this was a success. It isn’t easy to blend electronics and furniture in a way that is pleasing to the eye.

If produced, the mouse would be made from bent plywood, and feature a leather surface just like the iconic Eames chair. For the moment, it is only a concept, but you never know. Maybe one day we will be able to use a mouse this stylish. I’m just hoping that it won’t be too expensive if it ever does become a reality.

It’s always nice when our electronics don’t actually look like electronics.

[via Yanko Design via Mike Shouts]

The Eames Chair-inspired “Lounge Mouse” is also a luxurious arm-rest

Claiming he was tired of ‘electronic-looking electronics’, Shane Chen designed what one might consider an awakening for the tech industry. Taking inspiration from an iconic chapter in furniture design, Chen envisioned the Lounge Mouse, a hat-tip to Ray and Charles Eames’ Lounge Chair. The Lounge Mouse follows the form and visual direction of the ottoman footrest that comes along with the chair. The base of the mouse is made from bent plywood, while the upper half is an incredibly soft leather clad with a scroll-wheel in its upper center. “The design addresses the ergonomics and style of a computer mouse from the perspective of designing furniture”, says Chen, who designed the Lounge Mouse as an entry for Render Weekly’s online rendering challenge.

Designer: Shane Chen for Render Weekly

Taxidermy Mouse Chess Set: These Meeces Are Pieces

Do you like chess? Do you like dead things? Today’s your lucky day. Etsy seller and TheCurious13 has combined lifelike deceased rodents with a classic game of strategy with their taxidermy mouse chess set.

Every single chess piece is a dead mouse that has been lovingly dressed up and decorated to match the pieces from the game. These mice are hand stuffed. You get 16 light colored mice and 16 dark mice. The set also comes with a wooden handmade chess board and storage boxes.

You can even customize this set and request different costumes and colors. I’m thinking Star Trek set with mice as the Enterprise crew and Klingons with those tiny ridges on their mouse heads. Maybe Game of Thrones. That would be cool.

This mess of dead mice doesn’t come cheap though. The complete set will cost you a cool $750. Of course, you could always make your own for much less if you have a rodent infestation, but I doubt it will look this cool and creepy. Just do yourself a favor and don’t play a game of mouse chess if you have cats, unless you want to see your hard-earned money go down the drain.

This portable armrest makes working on computers much more comfortable

The Mouzen is a product that previously never existed in a category that previously never existed. However, it’s one of those products that should pretty much instantly catch on, given how incredibly valuable it is in terms of upping comfort, and productivity.

The Mouzen, and I find it weird even saying this, is a portable armrest. Why would you need one? Because it’s designed specifically to support your arm as you work on a computer. Think of it as one of those padded mousepads, but less of an afterthought, and more of an actually useful product. What makes the Mouzen pretty innovative is that it mounts on your table, leveling your arms at the correct height, unlike the armrests on your chair that are placed at arbitrary heights… that’s if your chair even HAS armrests.

The Mouzen cantilevers right off your table, giving your forearm a place to rest comfortably, instead of hovering in space. The platform retrofits easily onto the edge of any table, and takes not more than 10 seconds to fasten. The platform comes with a freely moving armrest that sits on top of it. Using a patented ErgoFlow mechanism, the armrest moves and rotates in any direction with near-zero friction, giving you the ability to freely move your hand around as you switch from mouse to keyboard and back, typing, clicking, scrolling, etc. Built to take up to 50 lbs (21 kg) of weight, the mechanism has multiple shock absorbers and silencers built in to ensure the Mouzen works smoothly and silently.

Designed to be a product that’s easy to carry and set up, and comfortable to use over long periods of time, the Mouzen helps reduce repetitive strain caused by working on a desktop or laptop without the proper arm support. In turn, it helps prevent injuries and ailments like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendonitis, and in turn boosts productivity by keeping your hand well-rested and comfortable. With its ability to retrofit on any desk at any height, the Mouzen can be used in offices (even with standing desks), cyber cafes, or even at home for freelancers and dedicated PC Gamers, promising hours of work and efficiency without any of the wrist-pain.

Designer: Gašper Kumprej

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Mouzen employs the best of ergonomics and industrial design. It optimizes the position of your arm and reduce wrist and shoulder tension while working with your mouse and keyboard.

With its ErgoFlow mechanism, it allows you to move freely and comfortably in all directions, supporting your arm in a natural state and forcing you to maintain an upright posture.

It works great on almost all surfaces and is suitable for desks of thickness 0.2″ (0.5 cm) – 2.1″ (5.5 cm). Every Mouzen comes with a hex key that will allow you to lock it securely on your desk.

The Mouzen cantilevers right off your table, giving your forearm a place to rest comfortably, instead of hovering in space. The platform retrofits easily onto the edge of any table, and takes not more than 10 seconds to fasten.

Thanks to the innovative ErgoFlow mechanism, Mouzen can hold up to 50 lbs (21 kg) of load, without losing any movement properties. The mechanism has multiple shock absorbers and silencers built in, making it the most smooth and silent ergonomic armrest on the market.

Mouzen helps reduce repetitive strain caused by working on a desktop or laptop without the proper arm support.

In turn, it helps prevent injuries and ailments like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendonitis, and in turn boosts productivity by keeping your hand well-rested and comfortable.

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The Manta Mouse is a mouse and mousepad all-in-one!

The Manta Mouse takes inspiration from the Manta Ray, with its wide, stingray-inspired design. At the very center is a bulbous volume forms the bulk of the mouse, the part your palm rests on, while the rest of the mouse skirts around the side. This side-skirt essentially works as a cushion for the base of your palm, promising to give your hand a comfortable place to rest as you operate the mouse. The mouse’s finish looks like blackened cork too, so you’ve essentially got yourself a mouse that isn’t rigid, bulky, and uncomfortable. It’s almost like a recliner chair… for your hands!

Designer: Alberto Aguado Baudil for Render Weekly

Razer’s new gaming accessories cut a few corners to bring prices down

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Microsoft’s flattest, most flexible, functional mouse yet

Curved when you want, flat when you need, the Arc Surface mouse by Microsoft follows a format it set a long time ago. The mouse comes as a flat, remote-ish shape and can bend/curve/arc into an ergonomic mouse when needed. When you’re done, the mouse unfolds and becomes flat again.

The Arc Surface mouse, however, has a key difference that makes it rather useful and advanced. It ditches the clicking keys and scroll wheel for a touch surface, much like Apple’s Magic Mouse. The surface lets you perform right and left clicks, but its capacitive-touch property also lets you scroll sideways, vertically, and just generally navigate with precision and intuition. And when you’re done, the mouse flattens into a remote-ish form that’s rather easy to slip into bags without occupying any bulk!

Designer: Microsoft

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A Mouse That Keeps You on Track with Quick-view Screen

Much like our workspace, how we organize our computer and go about our daily tasks can say a lot about our personalities; if you see your self as a bit of a minimalist, it wouldn’t be surprising to see you have a clean and organized display. So, how can our hardware impact how we use the software?

BizyMouse has been designed with efficiency firmly in mind. Rather than switching between programmes to view our busy To-Do lists, the daily tasks are instead listed on the mouse itself! The small touchscreen display will continuously sync using Wi-Fi to keep you up to date and on track. Careful consideration went into selecting the technology for the display, with e-ink being the victor; its low power consumption, anti-glare properties and paper-like viewing angles made it an obvious choice!

BizyMouse doesn’t stop with the screen. It features an incline of 20 degrees for comfortable use even after long days, and the rounded form makes it a dream to hold within your hand.

Designers: Neo Nguyen & Clover Pham