Nintendo's original entertainment system (NES) is now 34 years old. A millennial, in other words. And since the console debuted in North America in the fall of 1985, its design – the familiar boxy form; that matt gray, black and red – has been an inspiration for nerds everywhere. The latest entry in this venerable cannon, which includes everything from (escape as hell) Jordans to shelves, is the 8BitDo N30: a 2.4 GHz wireless mouse made by the mad scientists of 8BitDo. You can order one right now for $ 24.99.
8BitDo is probably best known for its advanced controls and peripherals for games. A mouse is not completely out of its wheelhouse, though it is a bit strange. I mean, look at it.
The design is the brainchild of Swedish industrial designer Daniel Jansson, whose original foam model was covered breathlessly by technical blogs as early as 2009. This year 8BitDo partnered with Jansson to live it up.
The mouse has a 3D touch screen between the buttons for scrolling, and the D-pad on the page is for navigating websites – the page forward and backward in the same way you move Mario in Super Mario Bros . What's more: 8BitDo says a single AA battery gives you 100-120 hours of use. It should be more than enough time to, I don't know, drop off your old NES and finally beat the original Legend of Zelda .