Microsoft Unveils Philippe Starck-Designed Mice
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Microsoft and Philippe Starck, a world famous interior and industrial designer, have collaborated to bring consumers a mouse that not only has a beautiful form, but is functional. At first glance, the surface of the Optical Mouse by S+ARCKseems to have no visible features, except for a blue or orange stripe, which run the length of the mouse and separates the two hemispheres. The two mouse buttons and scroll wheel are so well integrated into the design that they are almost invisible.
Starck talks about the "link" between people and computers in the press release:
"People are doing such amazing things with their computers; however, too often the importance of the link between man and machine is underestimated," Starck said. "The PC and what we use it for is an extension of us. It defines us just as much as the clothes we wear or the music we listen to. With this in mind, I set out to design an artistic bridge that would help people connect with the technology they use every day. The result is modern and refreshingly simple, and will transform the mouse into a badge item that makes a statement about your taste and personality."The Optical Mouse by S+ARCK is scheduled to hit store shelves by the end of August at a retail price of $34.95.
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