Ever want to get a mouse that reminds you of the good ol’ Nintendo Entertainment System? Then, boy, does 8BitDo have the nostalgia trip for you. The company, known for its many gaming peripherals, has just introduced a new 8-bit-style mouse for PC owners. Called the 8BitDo N30 Wireless Mouse, it features a conventional design like most computer mice. Except this one has a set-up similar to the classic NES gamepad.
Wait, an NES-inspired mouse?
Designed by Daniel Jansson, the mouse runs on 2.4GHz and has left and right buttons similar to the A and B buttons on a pad. It also has a touch-sensitive panel between these buttons, so it’s not entirely old-school. On top of that, there’s also a directional pad located on the left side of the mouse. You can use this to scroll through pages with ease (and it has forward/backward functionality).
The mouse also has an optical sensor and battery compartment, like most modern mice. And when it’s not in use, it can be turned off.
The video below highlights what’s in store for those that order the mouse. It features Jansson talking about his design and teaming up with 8BitDo to make it a reality.
The only thing that’s likely to come up with the mouse’s design is its comfort level. It definitely doesn’t look as cozy as other mice on the gaming market, and may even cause hand cramps with long-term use. Still, that’s a small price to pay for that retro goodness. Right, computer users?
The 8BitDo N30 Wireless Mouse is compatible with both PC and Mac. At the moment, it appears 8BitDo is sold out of that particular model. However, it should be back in stock soon; once it is, it’ll go for $24.99. Keep tabs on the link above if you want to get your hands on one.
Would you use this mouse for your practical business needs? Or do you prefer just owning a classic NES pad to go pew-pew with?