Microsoft Announces Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: The Master Chief

Here is some odd-ball news for your Friday: Microsoft just released a mouse that sports an image of Master Chief. It’s not surprising to see Microsoft promoting its beloved Halo protagonist, but it is weird to see the Chief on an ordinary mouse, given how rarely it has made PC appearances. Whatever Microsoft’s reasons, the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: The Master Chief is up for pre-order now on through GameStop, and we’re not going to be the ones to tell the Chief his mouse is under-equipped.

Microsoft is putting its beloved Master Chief on a mouse for PC.

The $29.95 Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is a good all-around mouse, but it’s not particularly gamer oriented. The product description has you “Zoom[ing] your way around Windows,” with the mouse, rather than blasting your way through Halo. And it touts the way BlueTrack Technology lets you use the mouse on uneven surfaces, rather than pointing to gaming features. Then again, who says Halo merch has to be limited to gaming gear?

There's a lot to like about the mouse, but meant more for general use than gaming in particular.   

Maybe Microsoft is sending a signal about platform support for Halo. PC support has been inconsistent and newer titles have stayed on the Xbox platform. Now, with Halo 5: Guardians coming out next year and Halo: The Master Chief Collection arriving much sooner for Xbox One, fans are hoping that the PC will see Master Chief again.