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Review: SpaceNavigator for Notebooks

SpaceNavigator for Notebooks, a laptop mouse designed for 3-D navigation, lets you move horizontally, vertically, and in a third dimension of depth within your 3-D space.

WolfKing Warrior gamepad

This gaming keyboard puts the most important keys at your fingertips to increase your performance.

Bamboo Fun tablet

It may take a while to get accustomed to using a tablet; but if you stick with it, you’ll find that the Bamboo offers a natural approach to drawing, photo retouching, handwriting, and navigating that boosts comfort, creativity, and efficiency.

X-Arcade TankStick + Trackball

Not everyone will appreciate the TankStick game controller, which offer frustrating set-up options, massive size, and no Mac software. Still, for gamers who long for an authentic coin-op experience straight out of the Golden Age of arcade gaming, the TankStick is a viable option.

TreyChair

The TreyChair isn't cheap compared to less versatile furniture, but as a multipurpose seat that serves as both an office chair and a gaming chair, it's a neat -- and comfortable -- option.

Logitech MX Revolution Mouse

The Logitech MX Revolution Mouse is comfortable, performs flawlessly, and is highly configurable. While it does take up a USB port, that’s a minor complaint for such a great device.

Reach out and touch new Mac keyboards and mice

Macworld’s reviewers looked at some of the newest and most innovative mice and keyboards to give you a snapshot of the many input devices on the market today.

Kensington Ci60 Optical Wireless Mouse

The Kensington Ci60’s software is top-notch, and it has lots of programmable buttons that power users will like, but the subpar tracking and poor power features are probably deal-killers for anyone who demands precision.

RadTech BT600 Wireless Desktop Mouse

While this is a good mouse with nice software, consumers should be sure to also check out Apple’s similarly priced wireless Mighty Mouse, which has a more stable Bluetooth connection.

Adesso Mac Slimmedia Mini Keyboard

Adesso’s Slimmedia Mini keyboard provides most of the keys of a traditional full-size keyboard without taking as much space on your desk—and without making those keys smaller or cramped.

Evoluent Mouse-Friendly Keyboard

Despite its compact size and interesting design, most Mac users will find this keyboard disorienting and frustrating to use.

The Mouse BT II

While the Mouse BT II does include a charging cradle, it is based on older technology, includes no bundled utilities, and lacks the 360-degree scroll wheel of the Wireless Mighty Mouse.

Razer ProClick V1.6

The Razer ProClick V1.6 is a tethered mouse that features terrific precision and software that lets you program both its sensitivity and its seven buttons. Not everyone needs a mouse like this, but not everyone needs a Ferrari to get to work either.

DeskSaver Companion keyboard and mouse

The DeskSaver Companion’s small size makes it a good fit for locations where desk real estate is an issue. However, the keyboard’s Windows-centric keyboard layout and cramped keys make it less than ideal as a full-time Mac keyboard.

Danger Mouse

If you’re looking for a basic and inexpensive technology upgrade from your older mouse, consider MacMice’s Danger Mouse USB Laser. Its high resolution gives you finer control when positioning the cursor, but it lacks some of the fancier features found in other mice.