To celebrate the 2012 Chinese New Year, Microsoft Hardware has announced three new limited edition mice exclusively designed for the Year of the Dragon.
Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Year of the Dragon will be available in red and gold, two meaningful colors for $29.99 (U.S.). In Chinese culture, red symbolizes good fortune and joy that wards off evil and gold symbolizes wealth and happiness.
"The intricate dragon design was created by premier artist Nod Young, who mixes Chinese culture with technology to produce amazing results. In order to bring a modern twist to an ancient tradition, Nod used inspirations from the famous Nine-Dragon Wall of Beihai Park, a royal garden in China, and Dragon Ball - a popular cartoon. His goal was to shift the perception of the Dragon from solemn and dominant to a more intimate and relaxing symbol for people of all ages and traditions to enjoy," writes Hardware Team.
Arc Touch Mouse Year of the Dragon will be available soon for $59.95 (U.S.), flaunts a delicate, paper-cut crouching dragon design by up-and-coming designer Lin Xu Pan who incorporated the five-finger claw dragon which is traditionally used for exclusive royal use -symbolizing nobleness.
"Each mouse also includes the signature of the featured artist on the mouse so you'll have a real piece of artwork in the palm of your hand," Microsoft Hardware Team said.
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