Over in the US, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and all over the country a dizzying array of fundraising events have kicked off to support research into the disease.
This year, the Microsoft Hardware team are leaning in to support the cause. They note a shocking from the American Cancer Society this week : every 23 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer. These are mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and friends.
They’ve teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to launch a special edition Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000. $4 from every mouse sold will be donated to the organisation, with a minimum pledge of $200,000.
The 2.4GHz wireless mouse has a 30 foot range, 10 month battery life and supports Windows Flip to switch between open Windows with the click of a button. It’ll also track on pretty much any surface, so it may look pretty on the outside, but it’s tech-central on the inside.
Now I was at a developer event yesterday, and I’d guess 99% of the guys there may not grab this mouse as their first choice. So if you think this mouse isn’t for you, buy it anyway and give it to a friend or relation to support this fabulous cause. Donations will be passed on to Susan G Komen for the Cure through to September 11, 2011.