The computer mouse may have gotten off to a fast start but this snappy-looking computer turtle from Shanghai Donya may just end up winning the race.
The model DN-12717 Turtle Optical Mouse from Shanghai Donya offers a shell, er, swell alternative to boring computer mice that have dominated the industry since, well, since there WAS an industry.
The mouse, uh, turtle... OK, “turtle-mouse” for want of an appropriate term has a body made from tough ABS plastic designed to stand up to the rigors of the workplace and, for younger users, the play-place. Choose from four vibrant colors: navy blue, scarlet red, spring green, mandarin orange, or matte gold – the latter shade symbolizing good luck in Japan.
The turtle-mouse features a USB interface plug attached to a 108cm (42.5”) cable. Resolution is 1,000dpi and it measures 12cm by 7cm by 3.5cm (4.72” x 2.76” x 1.38”) with a weight of 66 grams or slightly over 2 ounces. Snap up yours for the low low price of 299 yen (about $3) at the Shanghai Donya website, or spring for a very similar model (in green only) at Amazon.