Motormouse

A Porsche computer mouse that's as fast as it looks

This is part of IEEE Spectrum's 2010 Holiday Gift Guide.

As a die-hard track-pad user, I don't own a mouse. But if I did, it would be the Motormouse, from Avant Garde Gifts, in Marco Island, Fla. It's easily the best looking accessory ever to grace my desk—a lipstick-red Porsche replica. And it's the easiest to set up—pop two AAA batteries into the trunk, plug a tiny receiver into your computer's USB slot, and you're good to go. As befits a Porsche, the cursor initially flew across my 20-inch screen at Le Mans speeds, but a quick pit stop at system preferences fixed that.

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