updated 10:35 pm EDT, Wed May 11, 2011
Six variants to ship in June for $30
Microsoft has introduced the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Studio Series, a lineup of six new mice featuring artistic patterns. The company commissioned several famous artists to produce the patterns, including Kirra Jamison of Melbourne, Australia; Matt Moore of Portland, Maine; Linn Olofsdotter of Portland, Oregon; Mike Perry of Brooklyn, NY; and and Jonny Wan of Sheffield, UK.
Aside from the artistic overlay, the Studio Series offerings are based on the same hardware as Microsoft's existing 3500 mouse. The device features BlueTrack optical tracking, a small USB transceiver that can be stowed in the mouse, and an integrated battery claimed to last for up to eight months.
The Studio Series mice are expected to ship in June for $30 each.