Microsoft offers mouse for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Emil
Oct 5, 2010
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  1. Every 23 seconds, a mother, a sister, an aunt, a grandmother, a cousin, or a friend is diagnosed with breast cancer. Microsoft wants to fight back. Microsoft Hardware is supporting the US National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by launching a special pink edition of its Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

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  2. g4mer

    g4mer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340

    Microsoft will fight cancer with their wireless mouses.
  3. KG363

    KG363 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    My mom had breast cancer twice, once metastatic, which killed her when I was in 7th grade, but this is just a marketing scheme. I like the contribution, but it's done for the profits. people should donate on their own, not buy a pink mouse to make themselves feel better
  4. motrin

    motrin TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 155   +8

    @ kg363, sorry for your loss. and i agree with you 100%.

    But my mentality on this is.. if your going to buy a mouse. Why not buy the pink one that helps a little. if i were looking for a mouse this would be it. 3 year warranty, me likes!
  5. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    A favorite cousin is fighting breast cancer now. She beat it once but it came back a couple years later, and she says the prognosis this time is not good. At her request I make a couple moments each day to click at the breast cancer site
    http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2
    and the Care2 breast cancer site
    http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/breast-cancer/
    - so it isn't that I don't care. But I'll pass on a bright pink mouse because I don't want to see it over the first cup of coffee in the morning. Just thinking about it... yikes...
  6. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TechSpot Maniac Posts: 481   +8

    It may be done for profit, but perhaps it also gets people to donate that otherwise may not have. Sure, you could get a cheaper mouse and donate more, but would you go through with the larger donation? IF this does get those who would not have donated as much, or at all to do so, then I think it still has a positive impact.
  7. Emil

    Emil Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 154

    I agree, but at the same time I would argue that people have a physical item to show their support, which others might ask them about and in general helps promotion...
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,587   +863

    Just because I'm a perennial skeptic, I would like to see the dealer cost of this product, as opposed to, oh say, a blue one. I want to know for sure that the money is coming entirely out of M$'s pocket, and not partly from their distributers


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