Microsoft Launches Limited Edition Artist Mice Series

Lighten up your dull computer desk with Microsoft Hardware’s new line up of Limited Edition Artist Mice. Available in six new colourful designs, the new mice are intended to complement the way Microsoft users work, play and learn. The new designs grace the surfaces of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Arc Touch Mouse.

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The new Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 mice features designs by Kenzo Minami, Sally Zou, SKWAK, Stina Perrson and Tchmo while the Arc Touch Mouse features a floral and nature inspired design by Oh Joy!. Wallpaper versions of artworks from these 5 artists are also available for free download at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/mice/limited-edition-artist-series.

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[quote]Sunny Ooi, Consumer Channels Group Director, Microsoft Malaysia said “We are excited to announce that Microsoft Hardware is expanding its collection of Artist Edition mice, ushering in six new designs that are meant to enhance the experience of using the computer mice to work, play and learn,”

“The limited edition artist mice series were designed to insert color, style and futuristic designs into the palms of our Malaysian users. The eclectic details decorating the surfaces of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Arc Touch Mouse were designed from the inspired minds of six artists who come from all over the world. We hope that users will feel connected to these mice and identify with the concepts behind these new designs,” he added.[/quote]

Both mice are now available at retail outlets. The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is sold at an estimated retail price of RM76ii while the Arc Touch Mouse can be purchased at RM219.

Both mice come with a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty.

In addition to the new artist designs, Microsoft Hardware has also announced several limited edition colors to the The Explorer Touch Mouse – Dahlia Pink and White for an estimated price of RM159ii while the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 will be available in Aqua Blue, Citron Green, Cobalt Blue, Dahlia Pink in addition to the available core colours which include Flame Red, White and Black.

More information about Microsoft Hardware is available at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware and http://www.microsofthardwareblog.com

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Microsoft puts global modern art in the palm of your hand

The IT Company launches Limited Edition Artist Mice Series created by artists from around the world 

Kuala Lumpur, 25 April, 2012 – Microsoft Hardware has introduced the expansion of its Artist Edition mice series, ushering in six new designs intended to complement the way Microsoft users work, play and learn. These new designs gracing the surfaces of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Arc Touch Mouse will bring modern artwork to the users’ desktop and help infuse color and life into their computing experience. 

“We are excited to announce that Microsoft Hardware is expanding its collection of Artist Edition mice, ushering in six new designs that are meant to enhance the experience of using the computer mice to work, play and learn,” said Sunny Ooi, Consumer Channels Group Director, Microsoft Malaysia.

“The limited edition artist mice series were designed to insert color, style and futuristic designs into the palms of our Malaysian users. The eclectic details decorating the surfaces of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Arc Touch Mouse were designed from the inspired minds of six artists who come from all over the world. We hope that users will feel connected to these mice and identify with the concepts behind these new designs,” he added.

About the Designers

Designed by six talented artists who hail from diverse regions across the globe—from Asia to North America—who had used their backyards, cityscapes and local culture to inspire their artwork, the new designs will be part of an ongoing collection of wireless mice featuring the unique work of international artists. Microsoft Hardware is bringing these international stories into the computing experience of Malaysian users.

For Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, users are now able to choose from any five original designs by featured artists Kenzo Minami, Sally Zou, SKWAK, Stina Perrson and Tchmo. As for the Arc Touch Mouse, users can now get their hands on the floral and nature inspired design by Oh Joy! to add beauty and style to your Windows-based PC experience.

Wallpaper versions of artworks from these 5 artists are also available for free download at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/mice/limited-edition-artist-series.

Additional Features

The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Arc Touch Mouse are equipped with BlueTrack Technology, letting consumers track on virtually any surface, and the tiny Nano transceiver is so small it never needs to come out of the USB port – giving people portability and wireless freedom in a comfortable, compact mouse.

Pricing and Availability

Both mice are now available at retail outlets. The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is sold at an estimated retail price of RM76ii while the Arc Touch Mouse can be purchased at RM219.

Microsoft backs both these mouse with a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty. More information about these and other Microsoft Hardware products can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware.

Limited Edition Color series

In addition to the new artist designs, Microsoft Hardware has also announced several limited edition colors to add a pop of color to its user’s desk or laptop bag. The Explorer Touch Mouse will be available in Dahlia Pink and White for an estimated price of RM159ii while the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 will be available in Aqua Blue, Citron Green, Cobalt Blue, Dahlia Pink in addition to the available core colours which include Flame Red, White and Black. 

About Microsoft Hardware

For more than 28 years, the Hardware Group has employed innovative engineering, cutting-edge industrial design and extensive usability testing to create products of exceptional quality and durability that enhance the software experience and strengthen the connection between consumers and their PC. Microsoft Hardware leads the industry in ergonomic engineering, industrial design and hardware/software compatibility, offering consumers an easier, more convenient and more enjoyable computing experience. More information about Microsoft Hardware is available at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware and http://www.microsofthardwareblog.com.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Some information in this press release relates to prereleased products, which may be substantially modified before it is commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here.

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