For Father's Day, don't get him a tacky mouse

The superslim MoGo should stick to its original design.

Mike Yamamoto Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.
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It's nearly two weeks after Mother's Day, and that can mean only one thing: The marketing floodgates are about to swing wide open for Father's Day. And the worst example is a good product that would be fine on its own but instead stoops to some cheap gimmick that lowers its image.

Take, for example, this special edition of the MoGo mouse. This anorexic peripheral, which can be stored in a PC card slot, has gotten some high marks from people who praise its innovative design. But then they had to go and slap on a sticker that says "#1 Dad" like some cheap T-shirt.

We think a better gift would be the original mouse in its sleek form. Then get a card.