Microsoft hardware has unveiled a new series of mice that aren’t just colorful, they are actually works of art. The company’s design team actually commissioned five of their favorite artists to produce six different mice as part of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Studio Series Artist Edition. Yep, that is a mouth full. The artwork that adorns each mouse was designed specifically for the mouse’s form-factor. The artists themselves include a diverse selection of artists with different backgrounds from around the world, and that is very apparent in the different mice patterns, which are each beautiful and unique in their own way. The artists that worked on the mice are Kirra Jamison, Matt Moore, Linn Olofsdotter, Mike Perry and Jonny Wan, and each one of the mice has the artist’s signature subtly adorning the bottom side of the mouse.
Dressing up wireless mice with colors and patterns is nothing new, but the fact that Microsoft collaborated with special artists to design the patterns for the mice is what is especially neat. Matching wallpaper for each of the designs are also available to download online for free, so if you like the artwork you see on the mice, you can download it to customize your desktop with. The mice themselves features an eight month battery life on just a single AA battery, along with BlueTrack technology which enables the mouse to track on practically any type of surface. Plus, the mouse sports a convenient plug-and-go Nano transceiver that can be stashed in the based of the device. The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Studio Series Artist Edition will retail for $29.99 online, while the mice designed by Mike Perry are Best Buy exclusives.