Romantic USB mouse that glows in 7 rotating colors

Now an LED USB mouse that glows in 7 colors is available at Shanghai Donya.

It romantically changes its color among 7 colors every 5 seconds once the USB cable is connected to a PC. If you want to keep your favorite single color turned on, you can lock it. And when you don't want it to start glowing, it can be set not to glow.


  • Price: ¥2,499 (~$25.00)
  • Size: 60 x 90 x 38.6mm
  • Weight: 86g












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  • Length of strap: 500-750mm
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