updated 11:35 am EST, Thu March 1, 2007
Elecom Prumie mice
Japanese outfit Elecom has taken an unusual approach to creating a wireless mouse: instead of relying on Bluetooth or a dock, users plug a dongle into the Prumie's internal USB port, which in turn broadcasts via a standard wireless frequencies. Three different models of the Prumie are available, offering 800 or 1,000dpi resolution, and six different colors: red, blue, brown, black, white and silver. The scrollwheel is both vertical and horizontal, and buttons can be configured to control up to 31 different functions. The mouse will go on sale in late March for prices ranging from 4,410 yen ($37) to 5,775 yen ($49).