updated 09:06 am EDT, Thu August 16, 2012
Images from five designers use textured paint
Microsoft is expanding its Artist Series collection of mice with five new designs. Following on from its work last year, the designs will appear on the top shell of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, and be made available as a limited edition model. Works from graphic artists based in the Americas, the United Kingdom, and Australia have been used for the mice.
Some of the designers have worked with major brands before, such as Australian-born Calvin Ho's work with Coca-Cola and Disney, and Matt Lyon's creations for AT&T, Nike, and Red Bull. The artwork has been printed onto the mice with a considerable amount of attention, allowing the texture of the materials used to be felt by the end user.
The limited edition Artist Series mice are on sale for $30. Solid color versions have also been made, with cyan blue and magenta available on the 3500 mouse, and both colors joined by a flame red version for the Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000, priced at $25.