Which Hue Are You? Microsoft’s Best-Selling Mouse Now Available in Colors to Match Your Individual Style
Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 offers consumers five vibrant choices to complement today’s computers
REDMOND, Wash. - April 8, 2008 - Today Microsoft Corp. announced plans to issue special edition versions of the Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 — the No. 1 best-selling notebook mouse in the U.S.1 — in five fashionable new colors. The new mice allow consumers to add a splash of color to their PC and eliminate the plain white mouse for good.
In Living Color
Taking cues from the design and color trends found in today’s apparel, accessories and other consumer electronics, the special editions of the Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 will be offered in the following colors:
“Buying a tech product these days is a declaration of personal style, and these special edition mice allow consumers to make the ultimate statement,” said Sean Butterworth, product marketing manager for Microsoft Hardware. “The Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 has always been a fan favorite, and these color updates will keep it in the forefront for years to come.”
No. 1 Best-Selling Mouse
In addition to new color options, users are still getting the notebook mouse they know and love with the special edition Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000. Whether for work or play, this mouse offers the following top features, putting ultimate performance in the palm of the hand:
Pricing and Availability
The following special edition colors of the Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 will be available in May at Best Buy stores for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.) 2: pomegranate, dragon fruit, aloe and milk chocolate. The full line of special edition mice will be available at more retailers in June. The Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 is backed by a three-year limited hardware warranty from Microsoft in the United States and Canada. More information about the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware.
About Microsoft Hardware
For 25 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. Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer, which launched in 1999, earned a place on PCWorld.com’s December 2005 list of “The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years” as the first mainstream optical mouse that “brought gunk-free pointing devices” to a broad consumer base. More information about the Hardware Group is available at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware.