Luxury mouse rings in at $320

You’ve gotta have pretty big balls to charge $320 for a mouse—balls as big as the Sphere 2 wired mouse being hawked by the folks at Ore Objects. To be fair, only the platinum version costs $320. More affordable gold and titanium models are available for $290 and $185, respectively.

Those precious metals apparently apply only to the exterior finish; the rest of the rodent is crafted from stainless steel, which purportedly offers unparalleled durability. When the mouse eventually fails, Ore says its components are completely recyclable, making the Sphere 2 a “smart environmental decision” for the Prius crowd. Since I’ve already mentioned balls, I’ll refrain from making a crack about Ore’s references to stain resistance and ease of sanitation.

Under its shiny shell, the Sphere 2 may actually have some interesting ideas. The mouse offers a rotary scrolling wheel, four-way navigation buttons, and a DPI switch with three resolution levels. There are also separate touch and click modes, suggesting the buttons have a degree of adjustable sensitivity. I have to admit that I’m curious about how well the thing works—but not curious enough to drop nearly $200 to find out. Thanks to Engadget for the tip.

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    • Draphius
    • 8 years ago

    every computer needs a set of balls

    • Chrispy_
    • 8 years ago

    I endorse this mouse.

    It will give stupid rich people carpal tunnel syndrome faster than any other mouse on the market, and that will keep them off messageboards, forums and comments threads.

    • LoneWolf15
    • 8 years ago

    “When the mouse eventually fails, Ore says its components are completely recyclable, making the Sphere 2 a “smart environmental decision” for the Prius crowd.”

    For $320, that sucker better NEVER fail. That would be the only smart environmental decision that could justify that price.

    • ronch
    • 8 years ago

    You KNOW you want it.

    • crabjokeman
    • 8 years ago

    And for those who are really thrifty, these can be regifted as Christmas tree ornaments when they die..

    EDIT: Hook not included, but it really should be for $320.

    • Bensam123
    • 8 years ago

    mm 1600 dpi is about four years too late.

      • Farting Bob
      • 8 years ago

      Maybe, but higher DPI that that is useless and only a placebo IMO. Hell 800dpi is all you need unless you game professionally.

        • Bensam123
        • 8 years ago

        Objectively, it would be a placebo if it doesn’t actually change anything and gives you the illusion of change. Subjectively it’s verrry easy to tell the difference between a 800dpi mouse and a 5700dpi one. It is nothing like changing sensitivity either.

    • travbrad
    • 8 years ago

    [url<]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eckoYQqdk28[/url<] Duke approves

    • ew
    • 8 years ago

    This is an excellent product for those who purchase Intel extreme edition processors.

      • Farting Bob
      • 8 years ago

      N no, at least with a $1000 Intel you do actually get a better performing product, its just never worth the cost. This thing looks as though you would be better off with a $20 mouse in usability.

        • ew
        • 8 years ago

        Do you really get a better product though? Why not just get the next model down which is usually half the cost. All you need to do is overclock it the 2-3% it would take to match the $1000 one. I’m pretty sure the only reason the $1000 processor exists is to make the $500 one look like an amazing deal even though it isn’t. Same tactic used to sell expensive wine.

          • Farting Bob
          • 8 years ago

          My point is though out of the box the EE is the best CPU of its class (same platform, generation). Take price out of the equation and you still have the best CPU. These mice are different though, there is no way in hell something that shape could be considered the best mouse, or even close. Its just one of the most expensive, for the sake of it.

            • ew
            • 8 years ago

            Best by what metric? I’m sure these mice would also be considered the best depending on how you measured it.

        • joselillo_25
        • 8 years ago

        In the next 10 years your $20 mouse or intel CPU will be obsolete, but this thing will cost $3500 or more due its gold or platinum content

    • ludi
    • 8 years ago

    But will it run Cry$i$?

      • ronch
      • 8 years ago

      Yes. Now go out and buy one.

    • Walkintarget
    • 8 years ago

    I read the title and immediately thought I’d be reading about the – [b<]Bigfoot Killer Mouse[/b<]. At that price, you'd think it'd be wireless.

      • LoneWolf15
      • 8 years ago

      At this price, the cord better be braided Kevlar, with an anti-cat titanium core.

    • willyolio
    • 8 years ago

    Puck mouse, v2

    on the other hand, if one day we will control our computers by throwing things, this might be fun. but still not worth $200.

    • Stargazer
    • 8 years ago

    Is there a brass version?

    • Farting Bob
    • 8 years ago

    These look like the most uncomfortable mice ive ever seen. Id rather use a apple puck mouse all day.

    Still, these arent designed to be practical i guess, they are art pieces that just so happen to move your cursor around a screen as well.

    • phaxmohdem
    • 8 years ago

    Any ETA on a trailer hitch suspension accessory for these?

      • ModernPrimitive
      • 8 years ago

      lol.. don’t forget the brake wiring harness !

      • yogibbear
      • 8 years ago

      I must be out of the social loop. What is a trailer hitch suspension accessorry and what does it do? Sounds like some kind of stupid thing someone might put on a bike… but I’m sure I’m wrong. :/

        • 5150
        • 8 years ago

        Google “Truck Nuts”

          • yogibbear
          • 8 years ago

          What the hell! No. I did not just see that. 🙁 I hate people. Everyone can go die in their own version of whatever they believe hell to be now.

            • Noigel
            • 8 years ago

            Well I guess you could put them on a bike…

    • ModernPrimitive
    • 8 years ago

    As bad as I hate to, I just may have to pass.

      • BiffStroganoffsky
      • 8 years ago

      2.5″ wide and over half a pound.?…good luck trying to pass those through.

        • ModernPrimitive
        • 8 years ago

        rofl… ouch !

      • Welch
      • 8 years ago

      I thought that was the point of the old Apple 1botton round mouse…..

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 8 years ago

    Quidditch.

      • ModernPrimitive
      • 8 years ago

      I almost mentioned the gold one needs a set of wings. lol

      • yogibbear
      • 8 years ago

      They also remind me of the orbs from Assassin’s Creed.

      • Noigel
      • 8 years ago

      You went new school, I’ll go old school. 😉

      Phantasm.

        • lilbuddhaman
        • 8 years ago

        Hah yeah you’re right, wasn’t that orb a bit bigger though ?

          • Noigel
          • 8 years ago

          Dude, giving me static on the proportion? haha The snitch fit in Harry’s mouth.

      • VILLAIN_xx
      • 8 years ago

      +1. Or this.

      [url<]http://api.ning.com/files/D74eRfFEIFDpI7dDfkZIboAa0VVkjTSqn*0MrOtCwOAwvKhJmEprj-2N0n6EaEbF/PhantasmIIAngusScrimmTheTallMan.jpg[/url<]

    • odizzido
    • 8 years ago

    Those don’t even look like they are comfortable to use.

    • demani
    • 8 years ago

    I haven’t seen a pair that big since….hmmm. my mind went blank due to overload. dang.

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