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Would You Buy A Peripheral Made For Women?

Designers, manufacturers and brand managers seem to be in a constant flux about what it is that makes gadgets appealing to women. Sometimes they take the pretty in pink approach, splashing Pepto Bismol-color all over mice, laptops and MP3 players. Sometimes they ignore the fact that women have different wants and needs. Either way, it's hard to find a healthy medium of a quality product that hasn't been dumbed down to suit it's audience's perceived needs.

Despite the challenge, a new company called G Cube hopes to break the traditional gender mold and create peripherals tactfully geared toward feminine tastes. Their website claims they recognize the "computer peripheral market in particular and the electronic category as a whole, has traditionally catered to the masses which results in products that leaves consumers with little choice in the aesthetics and totally expressionless."

The company's Travel Tini Collection and Lux Leopard Collection are available at OfficeMax now and other items will begin selling at Staples this fall. It includes cutesy Heart & Soul mice, colorful keyboard and mice sets and even colorful web cameras. Bright, hued gadgets seem to always be a hit with you readers so I suspect the company is on the mark.

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kelleylocke kelleylocke 9 years
Yuck, I think it's tacky. I wish companies would realize I'm looking for functionality not colorful things. I think Macs are incredibly chic and elegant but I wouldn't own one if it wasn't the most efficient computer I've ever used.
Vampyre Vampyre 9 years
If I was in the market for a new item and it had all the features I wanted at a reasonable price I might go for something like that. But I wouldn't buy it purely because it was cute.
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
ew! that looks ugly
MuffinGal MuffinGal 9 years
Design and color availablity is nice. I get tired of getting stuff in black, white and grey. But pink for women is getting played. Give us more vibrant color choices.
rachelface rachelface 10 years
the above it tacky. but when it comes to simple things such as just plain pink. i totally dig it.
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
why not? it looks good and its got great features.
lovealways lovealways 10 years
I like pretty things, but not gadgets that are clearly designed for women - you know, overly frilly, pink...etc.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 10 years
That is a rather pretty mouse.
backfat backfat 10 years
No, I'm a minimalist pretty much and also appreciate things that have no flashy decoration to them. I hate enormous logos and designs all over things. I find items (such as peripherals) that are overly feminine to be garish and tacky typically. I'll stick with my good ol Mighty Mouse, thx.
SpinKitty SpinKitty 10 years
It would depend on the peripheral. Proportionate size (smaller for my smaller hands and body) would be a big factor, as would multifunctionality. Color selection would be nice, but usability always wins out with this geek girl.
daiane daiane 10 years
why not? i think it's fun and brightens your day
Geek-Aspartame Geek-Aspartame 10 years
Is that mouse wearing a belt?
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i like the idea. I wish that things would be more geared towards women other than in the color... like smaller proportions perhaps.
poetess poetess 10 years
I like all art
iwillkeepdreamin iwillkeepdreamin 10 years
Only if it's tasteful looking and functional. :)
emmalou1 emmalou1 10 years
ick. no thanks. simple is better.
geekee geekee 10 years
I love it!! I looked on the office max site and cant find it. I was going to order it LOL
olliecat olliecat 10 years
I like the intent of this company and the mouse is cute, but sometimes I am annoyed by these tech companies that think a product geared towards women = 1/pink 2/cute-sy 3/glam-a-zon-y.
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