Designer of Fossil Watches Turns His Eye to Reinventing the Mouse
Review: Teaming up with world-class craftsman Philippe Starck, Microsoft gives us the designer eye for the geeky guy. (ExtremeTech)In the world of PCs, its so often function that soundly trounces form. As power users, were consumed with efficient algorithms, tight clock cycles, gobs of meaty storage, and various other technical bells and whistles that float our geeky boats. But what about aesthetics? Is there a place for cutting-edge artistic design in the midst of all that silicon and wires? Microsoft thinks so. Enter Philippe Starck, a famous architect and industrial designer with a keen eye for reinventing everyday objects. From Fossil watches to Puma sneakers, hes remade countless common items. Now hes remade the mouse.
However, the lighted strip exemplifies the mouses "form over function" design. The sheer amount of power needed to keep it lit requires the unit to be connected via USB to suck up enough power from the PC. But this doesnt necessarily make this mouse less appealing. To read the full ExtremeTech story,