Sound designer Michiel de Boer presents a lesson on origins of the humble mouse cursor, as well as its evolution in both Windows and Mac. Not only did Michiel put the research in, he also has a soothing voice. Plus he made his own versions of the Windows cursors.
THE BEST Mouses
RBT’s Rebel Real Mouse has an unorthodox but functional design. The raised left- and right-click buttons put your hand in a more natural position, while their backward clicking action lets the middle of your fingers do the work instead of tiring out your fingertips.
The gaming version of Lexip’s groundbreaking 3D mouse. Like its predecessor, the Pu94 doubles as two joysticks – it’s body acts as one, and it also has a thumbstick. Its software lets you map not just movement but keys and macros. It also has replaceable ceramic feet.
Logitech has brought back its beloved MX518 gaming mouse. The 2019 version retains the shape and glossy finish of the original, but adds a new optical sensor and processor for a more responsive experience. Dedicated buttons let you switch DPI settings on the fly.
SteelSeries’ premium wireless gaming mouse promises a response time of just 1ms for lag-free gaming. It also has a built-in sensor that allows the mouse to counteract the unwanted movement when you lift the mouse. It gets 10 hours of use from just a 15 min charge.
Delux’s ergonomic mouse is very similar to Logitech’s MX Vertical, but it has a couple of unique features. You can adjust its tilt 20º to the left or right for a more comfortable fit. It also has a scroll wheel that can be accessed by both your index finger and thumb.
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