First impression of the OOMouse? Wow! Never have we seen so many buttons on a pointing device (18 at last count). To top it off, it may even be the first mouse to sport an analog joystick on the side.
Private company WarMouse is primarily marketing the OOMousebeing as a peripheral for OpenOffice (a Microsoft Office alternative), but we feel it's targeted at the wrong audience. With the 18 programmable mouse buttons, clickable scroll wheel, three different button modes (key, keypress, and macro), and up to 16 macros on the joystick, the OOMouse can launch 52 different commands with the touch of a button. This makes it perfect for real-time strategy games like World of Warcraft and StarCraft 2. Thanks to the onboard memory, the mouse itself can store specific macros for up to 63 different games and applications. The resolution can also be adjusted from 400dpi to 1,600dpi.
Our only complaint? With so many buttons you'll probably need an exceptional memory, especially when switching between programs. The OOMouse supports Windows, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems and will retail for $74.99 when the online store opens.
(Source: Crave Asia)