The futuristic lines of Microsoft’s latest mouse have been revealed by German online retailer Notebooksbilliger, though the eye-catching product has since been pulled from the site.
Still, the cat is out of the bag as Engadget snuck in and raided its virtual shelves for a full close up look at the striking looking mouse, before it was taken down.
Whatever you say about Microsoft, you can’t criticise its hardware design team for not being adventurous.
The idea of the mouse is that it will be curved for use in the hand, but will lie flat when not in use. It is designed to track on nearly any surface thanks to Microsoft’s BlueTrack technology and connects to your computer via a 2.4GHz transceiver.
It won't support gestures like Apple’s Magic Mouse but it does feature a touch sensitive surface for scrolling, with nary a wheel in sight. There's an integrated battery controller visible too.
Truth be told, it's the design rather than the technology that's interesting about this, but we're keen to get our hands on one and see if it really works as a product as well as a piece of art.
We expect we'll be able to do so shortly when this goes official, with an expected list price of €69.99.