Mouse Tracks WPM

 - Mar 3, 2008
References: drinkstuff & inventorspot
This is pretty nerdy, but have you ever wondered how fast you type? If yes, you might like the USB Speed Typing Mouse.

Sure there are those programs that test how many words per minute you can type, but they use complicated words and numbers that you never really use. This plastic mouse plugs into your USB drive and your WPM are calculated in a counter below him.

The scrawny little mouse has chest hair sprouting out of his plastic body beneath his baby blue tank. He's wearing white short shorts and matching white sneaks and really is nothing that looks particularly cool... but this isn't a gizmo you're placing on your desk top to look cute; it's a totally geeky show-off device.

This is one of those gadgets that are totally unnecessary, yet totally desirable. Especially among bloggers, journalists and other people who log so many hours on a PC, their fingers essentially fly when they hit the keyboard, shocking all those non-addicts who can't comprehend how someone can type so darn fast.

At £19.99 (about $39.68), it's a little pricey for something you'll probably shove in your desk drawer after a day, but I have to admit, I'm pretty tempted!