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Go for a spin with 3D Orbita Mouse

Cyber Sport's new Orbita Mouse crosses a mouse with a merry-go-round for an input device that spins you right round.

The computer mouse turns 40

On December 8, 1968, Douglas Engelbart introduced the world to the computer mouse—here's a look back to 40 years on input innovation.

The best mice (which aren't always mice)

Dan Frakes uses the mouse's 40th anniversary as an excuse to, ahem, point out his favorite mice and mouse alternatives.

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: Microhoo is back, Bill Gates appeals to lawmakers, Google Earth is used by terrorists, Cyber Monday sees sales, the European Commission pressures online ticket websites, Pirate Bay gets blocked, Logitech hits a milestone, Nintendo introduces a new DS title and Sony celebrates Christmas.

Review Roundup: Keyboards and mice

Want to add a little zing to your desktop or traveling gear? Older accessories becoming sluggish or outdated? A new keyboard or mouse may liven up your act, get some wires out of the way, or help you work faster, more accurately, or more comfortably.

Review: Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000

Microsoft’s small, attractive Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is a competent wireless pointing device. If you’re running Windows on your Intel Mac, you might find it to be of more interest.

Review: i-rocks RF-7550A 2.4GHz Cordless Optical Mouse

The affordable RF-7550A is a good mouse—not a great mouse, but a solid five-button RF-wireless unit that at 3.5 ounces is heavy enough to be comfortable but light enough to be portable.

Review: Razer ProClick Mobile Notebook Mouse

The ProClick Mobile takes Razer’s excellent high-precision 1,200 dpi optical resolution technology, and packages it into a smaller wireless body. The ProClick Mobile is available in four colors.

Review: SlimBlade Media Notebook Set

The Kensington SlimBlade Media Notebook Set is inarguably a stylish group of wireless input devices. Its three-piece matching keyboard, numeric keypad, and scroll-ball mouse would be sleek and attractive additions to any desk. Unfortunately, stylish does not necessarily mean well designed—and in this case, form forgot to follow function.

Targus intros Bluetooth mouse, peripherals for Mac

Targus has unveiled its first line of peripherals specifically for the Mac.