Gadget of the Day – R2 Gaming Mouse

Some gadgets make the rules, some rewrite them and some just throw the rulebook out and start all over again from scratch – like this R2 mouse.T

Some gadgets make the rules, some rewrite them and some just throw the rulebook out and start all over again from scratch – like this R2 mouse.The R2 starts off with the basic premise of a gaming mouse: a fast and accurate 1600 dpi optical engine running on a USB 2.0 interface, but then, not so much gives it a twist, but drops it in a blender.Let's tackle the design for a kick off. It's round, yes, but it also has no fewer than seven buttons that flash with multicoloured light. For those who find seven controls a little restrictive, each can be programmed to perform multiple keystrokes upon a tap, double tap, and tap and hold.The scroll wheel has gone in favour of a shift key. Hold it down and push the mouse in one of eight directions to scroll through weapons, spells, web pages, or whatever takes your fancy.The whole thing glides on ball bearings not pads. Heck, even the cable has been tweaked to exit through the top of the mouse and prevent any unnecessary drag.Best of all it has its own processor and memory, so once programmed it can be plugged into any PC and still remember all its custom commands without having to install any software.Drag your hulk of a two-button pointer over to US gadget emporium Think Geek for the upgrade.

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R2 Gaming Mouse Mark II Price: $60 + shipping On sale: Now Contact: Think Geek Related stories: Gadget of the Day – Split Fish EdgeFX