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Mionix Avior 8200 Review: An Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse

Mionix Avior 8200 Review: An Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse

I'm left-handed. Yet when it comes to computers, like most other lefties I know, I use a mouse with my right hand. It's just how I was taught. So I've never seen the need for a mouse that tries to accommodate both normal humans and sinister mutants.

But this category of the market exists because people want that flexibility anyway, so if you really must sit on the fence, the Avior 8200 is a good way to do it. Made by Mionix, the Avior is a fantastic gaming mouse that's also subtle in design. There are no enormous logos or flashy color schemes, build quality is superb with a nice feel to every button, and the soft matte finish to the exterior is extremely comfortable.

Weekend tech reading: The computer keyboard's evolution

Weekend tech reading: The computer keyboard's evolution

When Bill Buxton worked at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center in the early 1990s, he examined the classic children's homemade telephones: two cups connected by a taut string. He wondered why that same concept couldn't improve computer keyboards. Think about it. The cup is both a...

Logitech announces Touch Mouse M600 for Windows

Logitech announces Touch Mouse M600 for Windows

Logitech has announced a new buttonless mouse featuring touch-sensitivity across its entire surface to support a handful of gestures as well as the usual left- and right-click functionality. The Touch Mouse M600 bears a clear resemblance to Apple's Magic Mouse,…