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Computer mice designed specifically for gaming have become more plentiful over the years. Whether you’re itching for a game of Team Fortress 2 or World of Warcraft, there’s a mouse for it. Here’s one you won’t find at CES 2010. Continue reading to see another mouse-like hamster playing a video game, an oldie but goodie from 2007.

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Previous Mad Catz computer mice were hot, but the Cyborg line is even hotter. In addition to its shape-shifting abilities, these computer mice feature programmable buttons, adjustable ergonomics, up to 5600dpi tracking, and USB compatibility. Video after the break.

Sold under Mad Catz’ Saitek brand, the Cyborg R.A.T. 9 is a pretty mean looking little gaming mouse.

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Zagg is looking to give Sling some competition, with the Zaggbox. This set-top box enables users “to access their content from any mobile Internet device, and stream any content on their home network.” Available for pre-order on January 11th. Video after the break.

The distinguishing feature of the Zaggbox over tall the other set-top media streaming devices is the fact that it�s remote is a true universal remote.

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Finally, a tablet that’s not called “Slate”. The Android-powered Compal tablet boasts a 7-inch touchscreen display, the NVIDIA Tegra chip, Wi-Fi, and microSD expansion. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

However, once we got some HD video up on the display, we got to see that Tegra doing what it was made to do… and it almost made up for that horrendous resistive display.

[via EngadgetGeeksmack]

Dell presents the Alienware M11X, the ultimate gaming notebook, which “demonstrates the graphics power of a 15-inch laptop in an 11-inch form factor.” Even more surprising, this “netbook-sized ultraportable managed 6,000 to 7,000 scores in 3DMark, which adds up to 50fps performance in Crysis and 30fps in Call of Duty at the highest settings.” Video after the break.

Dell representatives say the M11x should achieve over six hours of battery life in its lower-graphics function mode and attain around two hours of intense gaming time in its other mode.

[via Digitaltrends]

Aimed at business users, the 0.3-inch thick Plastic Logic QUE features an 11.6-inch display, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, 4GB ($649) or 8GB ($799) of built-in storage, and USB connectivity. The company “has said that they will work with Barnes and Noble to sell books.” Available Q1-Q2 2010. Video after the break.

The touchscreen seems resistive, but it’s plenty sensitive, and the 1 second-ish page refresh rate makes it pretty usable. They weren’t lying about the device feeling and looking like plastic, but we really do mean that in the nicest way possible.

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Sharp introduced two Netflix-ready Blu-ray players capable of video streaming at CES 2010: the BD-HP70U ($499.99) and BD-HP24U ($279.99). They both “deliver full HD 1,920 x 1,080p video resolution at 24 frames per second over HDMI along with lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.”

The players are designed to be paired with Sharp’s new Aquos Full HD LCD TVs. Using the Aquos Pure Mode, the players recognize the connection to an Aquos TV and automatically optimize the picture quality.

[via CNet]

Picking the right display is an arduous task, especially on a laptop, but Samsung’s AMOLED prototype aims to make things a bit more transparent. Once turned on, the display automatically becomes opaque, making images appear as if they are floating. Click here for first picturei n gallery.

Are you processing this? No, you can’t be. It’s only 2010. Man wasn’t prepared for this kind of technology yet.

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