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Amiga “Tank Mouse” Kickstarter Smashes €78K Goal

Last Updated on June 1, 2024

Inspired by the Commodore Amiga 1352 mouse, the Tank Mouse is a classic-looking device hiding modern technology under the hood.

Ideal for use with a retro gaming computer, modern Amiga setup, or even just with your standard desktop, the Tank Mouse looks durable and hardwearing – like the original!

Available in black or white, with two mouse buttons and a touch scroll area between them, this is a Bluetooth 5.0 and Wireless 2.4GHz compatible input device. Complete with an optical sensor, the Tank Mouse runs on two AAA batteries and can be used on AmigaOS, Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Tank Mouse is a brand new computer mouse, inspired by the famous Commodore Amiga 1352. However under the classic look a modern technology is hidden.  Tank mouse blends retro-computing passion with everyday tasks. This modernized version is a wireless optical mouse, which received a touch panel, placed between the two buttons, for scrolling. Tank Mouse operates under Bluetooth or 2.4GHz, which makes it possible to connect to almost any kind of device, but more importantly it can be used with your original Commodore Amiga computer! The mouse connects directly to all computers supporting Bluetooth, for other computers a small USB receiver is included. The iconic bold design makes the mouse not only unforgettable but also suitable for left and right-handed people.

A fully functional prototype has already been build,  in cooperation with a highly regarded electronics manufacturing company, supplying customers from the US, Europe and all around the world. The prototype has been extensively tested and is now ready for mass production.

Here is that full list of specifications:

  •  Colours: Black or White
  •  Sensor type: Optical
  •  Connectivity: Wireless, 2.4 GHz & Bluetooth 5.0
  •  Resolution: 1600 DPI
  •  Buttons: 2
  •  Scrolling: Touch scrolling area
  •  Mode switch: Bluetooth / 2.4Ghz / Power off
  •  Power: 2 x AAA batteries
  •  Size: 108 x 67 x 31 mm (4.25 x 2.63 x 1.22 inch)
  •  Compatibility: Amiga OS, Windows, MacOS, Linux

Designed primarily to run with Amiga OS, the Tank Mouse is expected to ship by November 2022.

At the time of writing, the Amiga Tank Mouse Kickstarter has raised over €96,000 (around £81,000) and has 10 days to run, so don’t miss the chance to get your own Amiga Tank Mouse!

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