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Countdown to Christmas: Road Mice

mustang-black-sideIf you are looking for a great stocking stuffer or a gift for someone who has everything, Road Mice is another gift you have to get.  Everyone has a boring mouse for their computer.  Road Mice takes that boring mouse, dresses it up like a car (and they have a ton of models to choose from), and you have a great talking piece for your house now.  The mouse works just like a regular mouse.  The hood has the left and right buttons to click, and it also has a scroll key.  There is no extra software that has to be installed either.  Best of all, this is a wireless mouse.  They are copatible with Macs and PCs and even laptops.  The new line of these Road Mice include a Chevy Camaro concept car and a Dodge Charger SRT8.  Every person who has seen our new mouse wants to know where we got it from.

If you know anyone who loves cars or hates to be boring, they will love this mouse.  I know my husband couldn't wait to try it out when we got it!

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  1. Having received a white Mustang GT with blue stripes mouse for Christmas from my sister, I’ve had a few weeks to ‘test drive’ it at my work and I’m not all that impressed. And don’t go with the wisecracks that its a Ford, they’re all the same on the inside.

    I work for an engineering firm as a CAD tech so I am constantly using the mouse 8-5, 5 days a week at least.

    The pros: It’s very stylish looking, the fit and finish are very nice. I can’t comment on the feel of them all, but I thought the square corners of the truck on the Mustang might bother me, but they don’t. The hood buttons aren’t overly sensitive and the scrolling button seems firm and not too sensitive as well.

    The cons: White is not a good color to get, I’m getting ‘hand goo’ in the door jambs and style lines, if you’re a smoker you definately don’t want a light colored car. The car rocked on the desktop. I had to ‘work on the suspension’, i.e. used some tape on the bottom pads to level the car out. In the 6 or so weeks I’ve ‘driven it’ I’ve used two sets of batteries not including the ones that came with it.

    The really bad cons: It sometimes goes to sleep within a few seconds of using it. you have to click the hood to get it to wake back up, although the led on the bottom glows an ‘the rotors get hot’, it still doesn’t move the cursor. Using the scroll button in AutoCAD as I have it set up, zooms in and out on the screen, on a web page it scrolls the page. The mouse gets a mind of it’s own and will zoom in and out on it’s own in AutoCAD and when surfing the ‘web, it will scroll a page up and down on it’s own, very annoying. Also, whether in AutoCAD or on a web page or in a document, the cursor will dance around in the general area on it’s own, not a tiny area, but maybe 10% of the screen in the general area it’s in. This is typically noticed when trying to use the cursor to pick something.

    The bottom line: It’s a neat mouse, but it’s a gimmick. If you plan on using it for serious production work you’ll be disappointed, for ~$50 you’d think they’d put better guts in it. And to let you know how bad it is, I’ll be taking it off and plugging my company supplied wired optical mouse back in. I’ll probably take it home and put it on the home desktop and the kids can use it.

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