A mouse that doesn't look like an alien

Microsoft's 'Natural' is ergonomic but doesn't look weird

The 'Natural' mouse

Ergonomic products often look like they were designed for some type of life form that hasn't quite evolved yet. And ergonomic mouse designs are often the most extreme examples. (What kind of hand are they supposed to fit, anyway?)

So we were surprised that Microsoft, of all companies, has come out with a mouse that actually looks as if it was designed for humans. Moreover, this "Natural" version of its wireless laser 6000 series appears to address some of the criticisms of its other models, which were deemed uncomfortable for everyday use. We're not sure if the Natural remedies that issue, but at least it doesn't look totally weird.

(Photo: Microsoft)

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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