Microsoft giving away 30th Anniversary Arc Touch mouse

Earlier this year, Microsoft made mention of 2012 being the 30th anniversary of its Microsoft Hardware division. Today, the company announced a special giveaway contest where one person will walk away with a special 30th anniversary edition of the company's Arc Touch mouse product.

The contest involves using your Twitter account to go back to the 1980s ... sort of. The Microsoft Hardware blog states:

Tweet what you love about the 80’s and include hashtag #MSHWturns30. We’ll pick 1 winner from the top 100 tweets that will be eligible to win one of these commemorative 30th Anniversary Arc Touch mice.

The giveaway's official rules state that it will end on June 14. Sorry, people in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria; you are not eligible to enter. Next at Microsoft reports that just 30 of these 30th Anniversary Arc Touch mice products have been made so in this case, "limited edition" is not just a throwaway marketing line. All of them were hand painted as well.

The Microsoft Hardware blog also took time to look back on 1982, when Microsoft released its first PC hardware product, which is known as the "Green-Eyed Monster" for some pretty obvious reasons.

Images via Microsoft

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Infinity Blade II free update coming May 24th

Next Story

Facebook stock down almost 11 percent in second day

10 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

astroXP said,
If they made 30 of them why giving away just one?

Maybe they will give away the other 29 in other countries. Who knows...

Enron said,
Well it's not like two people are going to win the same mouse, geez.

I'm laughing that a company like MS is giving away such a tiny prize pool. One mouse? Your local poor computer shop could have a better prize than that!

Nashy said,

I'm laughing that a company like MS is giving away such a tiny prize pool. One mouse? Your local poor computer shop could have a better prize than that!

Exactly, it's pretty cheap of them. Websites/stores give away bigger stuff every month yet Microsoft with all of its billions will only give away a puny mouse? ONE mouse?

Do it right or don't do it at all.

Pathetic.

Nashy said,

I'm laughing that a company like MS is giving away such a tiny prize pool. One mouse? Your local poor computer shop could have a better prize than that!

This isn't just any mouse. Come on. It's a 30th Anniversary Arc Touch mouse.