There’s no other ship in the history of science fiction that has a bigger following than the Millennium Falcon. Now we don’t have the luxury of laying our hands on it as Solo did by tricking Lando Calrissian in a card game, we have the luck to get our hands on Mouse-1, our sidekick as we step into the gaming realm with this LED enabled accessory on our side.
Meet the Mouse-1, a wireless gaming mouse that is futuristic yet hipster in one neat minimal package. The Mouse-1 was designed as an answer to the gamut of RGB-enabled gaming mouse designs that have flooded the market. Afterall, who says that minimalistic design cannot be badass! The designer, Jake Lee, was inspired by his love of sci-fi games as well as Air Jordans while designing this piece. As Jake explains, “The goal was to design a mouse that carries the gaming DNA in a more subtle and minimalist manner. There are so many gaming mice that scream rainbow RGB lighting with complex programmable buttons that contribute to their maximalist appearance. Mouse-1’s aesthetics is intentionally aimed at those who pursue a minimalist gaming setup.”
The devil is in the details and that adage remains for Mouse-1. The speckled white and black texture creates an interesting base on which the entire structure is based. White lights adorn 2 sides of the mouse, the back as well as the scroll wheel. But the real beauty is in the gradation of the lights. This was achieved by a translucent polycarbonate rear bumper that diffuses this halftone patterned LED light. If white is not your color, the light can be customized with various third-party lighting apps.
Apple’s iMac launch with its 7 color options has shaken up the tech world, and as the trendsetters, we know this pattern will be taken up by more retailers. Nonetheless, a classic piece like the Mouse-1 will never go out of style. Best of all, they have a black version that is perfect for a dark room setup – that’s more like mine!
Designer: Jake Lee of acasso for fraegment