Microsoft to release special PC mice for Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year for 2012 doesn't officially start until January 23 but that isn't stopping Microsoft from announcing plans to release special edition versions of two of its PC mouse products to celebrate the occasion. 2012 will be the Year of the Dragon and naturally Microsoft has put some interesting dragon inspired designs for these special edition mice products.

As you can see above, the special version of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse features the same dragon illustration in both red and gold versions. Microsoft states:

The intricate dragon design was created by premier artist Nod Young, who mixes Chinese culture with technology to produce amazing results. In order to bring a modern twist to an ancient tradition, Nod used inspirations from the famous Nine-Dragon Wall of Beihai Park, a royal garden in China, and Dragon Ball – a popular cartoon. His goal was to shift the perception of the Dragon from solemn and dominant to a more intimate and relaxing symbol for people of all ages and traditions to enjoy.

The two versions of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Year of the Dragon are now on sale for $29.99 each.

The other Year of the Dragon limited edition mouse product is the Arc Touch Mouse which is black with yet another dragon design on top. Microsoft says the limited edition mouse, which will go on sale soon for $59.95, was created by " ... up-and-coming designer Lin Xu Pan who incorporated the five-finger claw dragon which is traditionally used for exclusive royal use – symbolizing nobleness. Each mouse also includes the signature of the featured artist on the mouse so you’ll have a real piece of artwork in the palm of your hand."

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damn I started to read this in a hope that it would say MS make mice that kill Chinese hackers when they try to hack very disappointed MS

holy **** does every article on this site have to turn into a Microsoft vs. whoever argument? Or people complaining about how Microsoft sucks? #SMH

resorting to cheap cosmetic tricks. my. my. how the mighty have fallen. but then. consumer these days aren't that bright.

Albert said,
resorting to cheap cosmetic tricks. my. my. how the mighty have fallen. but then. consumer these days aren't that bright.

Like the reason many people by Apple products huh?

MS is far from falling and not the only company doing stuff like this.

techbeck said,

Like the reason many people by Apple products huh?

MS is far from falling and not the only company doing stuff like this.

actually, no. i am saying how easy and dirt cheap the manufacturing process is to produce the effect and get the "ohh ahh" from ignorant consumers. but i guess you are too dumb to understand that huh? probably you can google the background info and come back again?

Albert said,
but i guess you are too dumb to understand that huh? probably you can google the background info and come back again?

Woah. A little harsh.

Albert said,

actually, no. i am saying how easy and dirt cheap the manufacturing process is to produce the effect and get the "ohh ahh" from ignorant consumers. but i guess you are too dumb to understand that huh? probably you can google the background info and come back again?

Wow, real mature there dude. I make a comment and you come back with an insult.

My point is, you were ragging on MS for doing this when a LOT of other companies have done the same thing. Lots of people base what they buy off of looks so why not capitalize on that? And saying MS has falling, is just plain false and proves you have no clue what you are talking about and just flapping off at the mouth.