I don't think I'll ever review a mouse as awesome as the Road Mice. I'm a toy-loving geek and I just couldn't get enough of these. (They even have the concept Camaro! But sadly, they don't have one painted like Bumblebee from Transformers.)
The only downside (and it's a minor one) is that when it goes idle for several minutes, the only way to wake it back up is to click it or move the scroll wheel -- you can't just move it to turn it back on. It's a way for it to save battery life, but some may see it as annoying.
But one reader wrote to me this morning with a word of caution about the Road Mice...
Bridget, Beware! the "Road Mouse" maybe cute, but do not be fooled it is extremely dangerous and could lead to "Desk Rage." Imagine a office full of "Road Mice." It would be so tempting, when your computer "freezes" to just hit the accelerator and drive your "Road Mouse" right into the monitor and chortle at the ensuing fireball. "Road Mouse" envy is also dangerous. Suppose you have the "Yugo" road mouse, while the guy next to your has the "Masserratti" road mouse, and gets all the women. It would be so easy to sneak up on him, using the cord on the "Road Mouse" as a garrotte strangle him, and feed his remains into the paper shredder.
-- Deeply Disturbed Dean
Thank you for the warning, Dean.
Watch the video below to see the mouse in action. This week I've moved my review out of my bedroom to our brand new TV studio: Studio H! What do you think of the change?