This Baroque Wireless Mouse concept is the most beautiful tech gadget I’ve ever seen

Forget transparent gadgets with their exposed circuitry, forget gamer gear with their flashy LEDs, this right here takes the prize for being the most gorgeous tech-aesthetic ever. Meet the Ornamental MSI Mouse, a wireless mouse concept from the mind of Eslam Mohammed. Crafted out of pure metal, the mouse eschews sleek surfaces for something a little out of the ordinary. Instead of a basic outer shell, the mouse sports an eye-catchingly intricate baroque-inspired metal outer casing. With ample cutouts that let you see through the details right into the mouse’s inner body, the shell is a combination of detail-heavy yet visually light. To balance the use of Baroque, the left and right buttons are left sleek and plain, creating a fusion that looks so good you’ll never want to lay your hands on another mouse in your life.

Designer: Eslam Mohammed

The Ornamental MSI Mouse blends two genres of classic aesthetics together into one gorgeous form. A very fresh reinterpretation of steampunk, this mouse is simultaneously old-school and new-age, with that ornamental chassis that encases wireless tracking tech that you’d expect from the computer peripherals of today.

The baroque shell itself looks to be either cast or machined out of metal (3D printing would be a little too expensive), and then capped with the other parts that fix right together. If the shell were to be made of aluminum, the mouse would still be incredibly light considering its all-metal construction. The hollow shell design promotes air-flow, which means you’ll never find yourself with sweaty palms… just be a little careful of resting your hand on the mouse too long or you’ll have the baroque imprints on your hand! This mouse clearly isn’t for intensive workplace usage.

Capping off the mouse’s design are all-metal left and right-click buttons, along with two shortcut buttons underneath the thumb on the side. The buttons are also accompanied by a gorgeous knurled scroll wheel that combines luxury with tactile. There’s nothing ‘cheap’ or plastic about the mouse’s design. The only real drawback is that Eslam’s concept is just that… a concept. Hopefully he’ll build a prototype soon. When he does, I’ll have my credit card ready!

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Vent wireless mouse’s soft touch can calm your anger down and get you back working stress-free

Post-pandemic, the return of the workforce to offices means the environment is stressful and tensions are high. The tolerance levels are at a new low for most, and the smallest things like an inconsistent Wi-Fi or unannounced email from the boss can get the blood pressure rising. Stress ball with its form factor helps in physical and emotional relief therapy, and now a designer believes a wireless mouse can take over and help the working professional ease their anger with a mouse press.

Negativity is not a post-pandemic symptom anyway. Amid negative emotions and intolerance, anger has always reigned supreme in humans. Anger is closely related to the development of illness and only a few remedies can help. One over-the-counter option is a stress ball that doctors and therapists advise for easy and quick anger release, and borrowing an idea from it, the Vent wireless mouse is a functional option for stressed and enraged employees.

Designer: Jeong Kim and Weekend-Works

If I remember correctly, research a few years back disclosed that a mouse (through the way a person moves the cursor at different speeds) can predict anger and frustration. But what do you do when you know you’re angry? Of course, you don’t need a mouse to predict that for you, but a wireless mouse to help you release that without breaking the screen down is a handy option.

To that end, the Vent wireless mouse has been made from a silicone cover, that is made thick on the sides and back. These are parts that one holds in the palm when working. The designers believe, that when angry, the user can clinch the palm around the mouse and its soft touch can absorb the anger like the stress ball. Definitely not so much softly, but almost enough to calm you down.

With the use of silicone as its construction material, the Vent wireless mouse should be waterproof and hygienic peripheral. It can – like some previously made silicone mice – be cleaned without the risk of damaging the innards. This makes it a viable option in two ways (as an anger manager and hygienic peripheral) in this post-COVID lifestyle that we are embracing.

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Retro-inspired LOFREE TOUCH PBT wireless mouse comes with swappable keycaps for matching workspace theme

The good old mouse has evolved into an accessory that can improve your productivity exponentially, that’s if you get the hang of using all the buttons and set the customization options in line with hand ergonomics and muscle memory. Take for example Logitech MX Master 3S, Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE or Logitech G305. In an editor’s hand, any one of these mouse can be a potent tool.

The shape of these high-end mouse has also evolved into a much more modern aesthetic, considering the position of the hand and the multiple buttons. But there’s always a time when you want to experience the retro charm of the good old PC accessory without giving up on the modern functions.

Designer: LOFREE

The old-school LOFREE TOUCH PBT wireless mouse comes with swappable buttons to change the look if you get bored with the existing one. Non-glossy, non-sticky and skin-friendly texture of the mouse keys – MB1, MB2 and the upper case – is soft to the touch of hand and fingers. This ensures you can match it to the setup of your desk or room. The mouse is loaded with the 3805 sensor and PAW3805 outputting 4000 DPI for use on glass or any other surface where an ordinary mouse simply doesn’t work. This also holds merit for high-end gaming for times you are not working.

The rechargeable mouse works for 75 hours before requiring another recharge. Everything set aside, the 80s-inspired look of this mouse is what grabs the attention more than anything else. Add to that the ability to replace the PBT keycaps on top of the Cherry MX-style stems, and you’ve got an accessory that’ll draw you to the desk without fail. The beige-colored mouse weighing 106 grams is a tag on the heavier side, and can be a deal breaker for finicky users. Priced at $69, the retro-inspired mouse is a unique one to add to the collection.

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Corsair Puts An Entire Keypad On Its Latest Wireless Mouse for Shortcut-Loving Gamers and Professionals

The Scimitar Elite was announced in 2020 as a zero-compromise wired gaming mouse. Three years later, it gets its biggest upgrade in the form of a wireless-enabled design with 12 programmable keys underneath your thumb, practically rendering your left hand useless.

With a total of 16 keys built into its design, the Scimitar Elite isn’t your average wireless mouse. It’s designed for precision, complexity, and functionality all wrapped up in one ergonomic package that keeps you firing on all cylinders without pausing to do so much as sip some coffee. The Scimitar Elite Wireless MMO Gaming Mouse is a productivity beast, with its highly responsive hardware that minimizes any kind of lag, and a 12-button keypad right underneath your thumb that can be programmed to either switch between weapons or toggle features within gameplay or trigger macros and shortcuts in work apps and software for a streamlined workflow.

Designer: Corsair

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Keeping hyper-functionality in mind, the Scimitar Elite boasts an edgy yet ergonomically sound design that’s a pleasure to hold, with curves that fit perfectly in the palms of your hands, textured grips and scroll wheels for reliable use, as well as an adjustable slider that lets you position those 12 shortcut keys to fit the length of your thumb and your overall mouse gripping style. In signature gaming style, the mouse sports a matte all-black design, barring the RGB-LED elements in the keypad and the rest of the mouse that give it a distinct glow, making it visible in the low-light settings associated with hardcore gaming or editing.

The mouse has a grand total of 16 programmable buttons, with the ability to create multiple profiles that you can quickly toggle between. It all happens within Corsair’s iCUE software that lets you program macros and remap buttons for different use-cases. Whether it’s in a game or in a 3D/graphic/video software, the different keys and custom layouts has you covered so you can do all the work with your dominant hand. Looking for precision and responsiveness? Optical switches eliminate debounce delay for the most accurately tactile clicking experience, while the ultra-accurate Corsair MARKSMAN  optical sensor has a sensitivity of 26000DPI to give you the most precise control over your cursor. The Scimitar Elite connects to devices via Bluetooth, although it’s best paired using its USB receiver that runs on Corsair’s SLIPSTREAM protocol, hyper-polling at a whopping 2000Hz for sub-1ms speeds.

Although built to be wireless, the mouse does also support wired use. For wireless users, however, you’ve got a whopping 150-hour battery life that makes it a compelling choice to begin with, with a 100% full charge in just 90 minutes.

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ASUS debuts the ProArt Mouse, a creator-focused mouse with a StudioBook-style dedicated Dial

With six buttons and three scroll-based inputs, the ASUS ProArt MD300 mouse is a nifty wireless gadget designed for digital creators, giving them control over their software. The mouse builds on the success of ASUS’ ProArt series of creator-focused machines spanning laptops, desktops, and displays. The mouse is a relatively new addition, along with other ProArt-branded accessories like a mousepad and even a backpack.

A key highlight of the mouse’s design is that ASUS Dial, located right underneath where you’d normally rest your thumb. Borrowing from the ASUS Dial seen on the ASUS ProArt StudioBook, the ProArt Mouse comes with a similar input that’s customizable through the Armoury Crate software that lets you program the Dial’s controls based on the application it’s running. Alongside the ASUS Dial, you’ve got two scroll wheels and three buttons with professional-grade Omron switches that provide tactile mouse clicks.

Designer: ASUS

The ProArt Mouse sports an ergonomic design that’s made for comfortable use over long periods of time. An elevated thumb rest gives users a relaxed mouse usage experience, while the ProArt’s abundance of inputs makes it a versatile little peripheral to your workstation. The dedicated Dial button pairs with a variety of creativity apps like Adobe’s visual suite as well as your browser, while also providing a tap input alongside the rotary input. The two other scrollers come with scrolling and tapping inputs too, allowing you to preview elements/links or switch between apps. The mouse also has a dedicated middle button located between the left and right clickers (and behind the main scroll wheel) for CAD applications that require a middle button input. You can additionally control the ProArt Mouse’s inputs and settings via ASUS’ Armoury Crate software.

A winner of the Red Dot Product Design Award, the ProArt Mouse MD300 is powered by a high-performance sensor that tracks at up to 4200 dpi with a polling rate of 1000Hz, working efficiently even on glass surfaces. It supports both Bluetooth as well as RF 2.4GHz connectivity, with the latter offering a more seamless, lag-free experience. The mouse can even work with up to 3 devices collectively via Bluetooth fast pairing technology and switch between them by pressing the pair button. A built-in battery gives the ProArt Mouse up to 150 days of use on a full charge, and a USB-C port on the front lets you fast-charge your mouse, giving you 8 hours of use on just a single minute of charge. The Asus ProArt Mouse MD300 comes in ‘Storm Black’, and is available in just India for a price of Rs. 8,499 or $103.3 USD.

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Biofuturistic wireless mouse was designed to perfectly complement your edgy gaming PC setup

With a split-surface design that feels almost alien insect-like, the PX2 Wireless Mouse flips the idea of the ergonomic blob-shaped mouse on its head and opts for individual surfaces that come together, almost like an exoskeleton. This results in a wireless mouse design that’s unapologetically different but still manages to be ergonomic and lightweight.

Designer: Inphic

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What the PX2 manages to do is give mice their ‘Cybertruck’ moment. We’re at a time where mice have begun to look so incredibly homogenous, there’s really no telling the difference between the unless you look at their logo. The PX2 mouse creates a totally new visual category that’s a combination of ergonomic, lightweight, futuristic, and steampunk-inspired. It has soft and rounded forms but doesn’t look playful or template-ish. It’s edgy-looking without being visually edgy. It still feels comfortable to the touch and is designed in a way that has multiple forms that cushion multiple parts of your hand. This gives it an undeniable insect-like quality, but in a way that still feels attractive. There’s a fine balance there, and the PX2 walks it perfectly.

The mouse comes with an aluminum alloy base, and features plastic upper panels that are coated with a metallic finish to make the PX2 look stunningly futuristic. The mouse works wirelessly via a USB receiver (running on the 2.4GHz wavelength) and features a single button on the top to toggle between DPI settings. Silent clicking keys make using the PX2 a breeze, and a MicroUSB port on the front lets you charge your PX2 while using it… something the Magic Mouse still doesn’t do.

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The most beautiful wireless mouse ever made has the allure and appeal of a luxury perfume bottle

Composed of multiple slats of carved acrylic stacked together, the Dune mouse is incredibly eye-catching… but is it ergonomic?

Designed by the Fabio Verdelli | Design Studio, the Dune wireless mouse takes its inspiration from the dunes that form on the sands of majestic deserts. Wind pushes the sand into ripples that stretch for miles, creating perfectly spaced lines that make the sand look like water. The Dune mouse mimics that too, with a set of laser-cut acrylic sheets connected together but spaced apart, creating the Gestalt of continuity that makes it look like a wireless mouse.

Designer: Fabio Verdelli | Design Studio

With an aesthetic that feels bordering on jewelry, the Dune mouse rejects convention with its luxurious design. The mouse is fairly monolithic, and doesn’t feature buttons or scroll wheels. Instead, it relies on touch-sensitive functionality, allowing you to both tap or scroll on the mouse’s slatted surface. There is, however, the gentlest bump where you’d expect a scroll wheel. This area intuitively has your finger scrolling on it, with the touch feature translating that into scrolls.

Visually, the Dune looks absolutely stunning. It’s designed to create visual drama with its frosted acrylic strips that are just ever so gently tinted with rose gold. The upper part of the mouse is fairly opaque, but it begins showing translucency at the edges and the base, creating an almost gemstone or perfume bottle-like effect.

Is the Dune as ergonomic as a more conventionally-designed ergonomic mouse? Well, instinctively, it feels like it isn’t, but then again, it’s possible that our hands could grow to love that slatted texture instead of being repulsed by it. The overall form still has curves in the right places, although the edges on the sides seem a little sharp, sort of like the way the Magic Mouse has cliffs around the edges.

There’s no soft surface on the mouse, which leads one to believe that prolonged use will have you struggling. There’s also no feedback in terms of clickable buttons or actual physical scroll wheels. One could easily make the point that the Magic Mouse doesn’t have those too (at least the clicking function isn’t as intuitive as actual left and right clickers), but the Magic Mouse makes up for it with a flat surface that you can perform gestures on – the Dune has no such functionality.

Where the Dune wireless mouse really shines is in its aesthetic department… however, everything else about the mouse feels like a bit of a drawback. The mouse doesn’t look too light, which means it requires a little more effort to move it around. It doesn’t feature soft grips or proper ergonomic surfaces, which puts it behind your average $20 ergonomic Logitech mouse. It doesn’t have buttons or scroll wheels too, nor does it have macro keys, or support for gestures, making it difficult to recommend to a graphic designer, gamer, or someone who needs a highly-functional precision machine. Most importantly, its transparent design makes it look fragile, and while most mice don’t really go through rough abusive use, there’s a tendency to think that this mouse is prone to cracking, snapping, or shattering – which isn’t a good look.

The mouse, however, is a wonderful vanity device. The kind that could easily sit on the executive’s desk, becoming almost one with the decor around it. It has a jewel/trophy-like quality that really allows it to stand out, and combined with that bronze-gold or blue colorway (shown above), the Dune really has the potential to completely uplift your desktop’s allure. For extra effect, pair it with lofree’s transparent mechanical keyboard!

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Ultra-Lightweight Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition gaming mouse impresses with a see-through exoskeleton shell

Razer kick-started 2023 with a slew of announcements at CES 2023 that got us excited. Yet, again they are amping up the buzz with a gaming mouse as a follow-up to the Viper V2 Pro wireless mouse which is the lightest mouse ever by the gaming brand.

Now a skeletonized gaming mouse beats it fair and square for pure looks and functionality. The innards of the mouse are clearly visible and they are also made out of premium material, keeping inline with the USP.

Designer: Razer

Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition wireless mouse made out of magnesium alloy using injection molding technology, claims to be the lightest performance gaming mouse weighting in at just 49 grams. The industry-leading features of the peripheral come at a steep price of $279.99 which will keep gamers on a budget longing for more.

The excellent strength-to-weight ratio courtesy of the unique honeycomb design, makes sure this gaming accessory doesn’t crumble or crack during intense in-game action. The fact is reassured by Razer who claim that each one of the limited-edition mouse is perfect when it comes out of the factory. Viper Mini Signature Edition employs the company’s Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor (max DPI of 30,000), HyperSpeed Wireless tech, and the Gen-3 mouse switches for satisfactory performance even for digital content editors.

Gamers will like the 70 G acceleration, 99.8% resolution accuracy, and 750 inches per second IPS for in-game advantage while in the middle of video game chaos. It comes with a HyperPolling Wireless dongle tweaked at 4000Hz polling rates and 2C charge rating for juicing up the wireless peripheral in just 90 minutes. One single charge is good enough for 60 hours of work promising an enhanced user experience sans any wire clutter.

Given the mouse is on the premium end of the spectrum, Razer provides an extra set of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 mouse feet for use on a soft mat. There are a couple of sets of adhesive mouse grips, an alternate set of PTFE feet and two alcohol prep pads whenever you need to make the swap for those adhesive feet and grips. To top it all Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition gets a 3-year warranty to cover all the shenanigans while gameplay or carefree usage.

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This mouse concept ditches the buttons for a more tactile experience

The computer mouse hasn’t changed its basic design in ages, which also means that the ergonomic problems it had in the past still exist today. There are plenty of new designs and concepts that try to challenge the status quo, but many of these tend to have unfamiliar and sometimes very alien forms. That might be uncomfortable for some people who rely on muscle memory to get things done efficiently. Of course, there’s still plenty of room for improvement even with the more traditional shape of the mouse, and this design concept puts a slightly different twist to the user experience, focusing more on how it would feel under our fingers when you remove the keys and buttons.

Designer: Matteo Ercole

Repetitive strain from using a mouse can come from different motions, though most of the focus is on the bigger movements of the wrist. Our fingers, however, are also quite active when using a mouse, and those could also contribute to eventual injury. That might be especially true if your fingers encounter a lot more resistance from mechanical interfaces like buttons and wheels.

Named “Just another mouse” as a tongue-in-cheek joke, this design concept does away with those buttons and instead presents a device that has a more stylish body and texture. Instead of buttons, the concept utilizes pressure-sensitive areas similar to Apple’s Force Touch trackpad on MacBook. This can expand the number of actions you could use with the mouse or change the gesture completely, like using a slightly deeper press instead of double-clicking. The mouse wheel is also absent, replaced by a touch-sensitive groove that provides less resistance while also giving the finger a more nuanced tactile experience.

The mouse doesn’t have a power switch, either, and it just turns on when a proximity sensor detects a hand on top of it. The internal battery is charged on a wireless dock, similar to how you’d wirelessly charge a smartphone or smartwatch. This further reduces the number of openings and moving parts that could break down after prolonged use.

This concept design doesn’t inherently change the way the mouse looks or functions, but it does open the door for newer experiences, especially when the sense of touch is involved. Rather than typical plastic, the design could use different kinds of materials and textures that give the mouse a bit more flavor, both visually and tactilely. That, in turn, can make the mouse more than just a utilitarian computer accessory but also a beautiful desk decoration when they’re not in use.

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Mouse concept uses classic trackball as design inspiration

If you’ve ever used an old-school mouse from years ago, you’re probably familiar with the trackball inside the mouse. It was both annoying (when it failed to work) and also somewhat satisfying when you would roll it around while using it. The mouse has evolved the past years and now we get wireless Bluetooth devices without trackballs. Actually, a lot of those who use macbooks and some laptops don’t even use a mouse anymore. But that doesn’t mean product designers can’t come up with something new.

Designer: Ozan Kayıkcı

The roo+ bt mouse & air trackball concept uses the trackballs from the earliest designs of the mouse. But instead of just being a part of the mouse, this trackball is now the actual mouse itself. The base is originally flat but when you flip it over, it can become oval as well, in case you need to use something like that. They said the idea for this concept is just the mouse going back to its roots, hence the name of the mouse that is based on the trackball itself.

Other than the images showing the inspiration for this mouse and air trackball, there is not much information about what it can actually do. Well, obviously it will be able to do what a mouse does which is help move your cursor around the screen of your laptop or desktop. A lot of people who do graphic design, edit videos, or who play games on their devices still need the more precise mouse rather than the trackpad on their laptops.

This concept seems to just be that but with a classic mouse, or rather the trackball inside it, as a basis for the design. It’s also smaller than other regular devices so if you don’t have much space on your desk, this is a convenient one to have.

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