Just the other day I was thinking, “When is MadCatz going to release their Sims 3 peripherals” and was surprised to see that The Black Scorpion has posted about the mood-changing Sims 3 mouse. Reader pcd1love2u was kind enough to send me an email to the official product site with a ton of details on how the mouse works. We also have a US Amazon page, so glad as for the most part, we usually get shafted with actual Sims merchandise.

The Sims™ 3 Illuminated Mouse™

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6623873109_f780e50106_o.jpgYour dedication to your Sim knows no bounds; you’ve spent countless hours building the perfect home, creating (and breaking!) relationships with your Sim’s neighbors, and working hard to achieve their Lifetime Wish. You might not think your bond could get any stronger, but what if there was something that could bring that connection out into the real world, right onto your desk?
Introducing Mad Catz’ officially licensed The Sims Illuminated Mouse. Featuring an elegant, curved shape that fits comfortably in your hand, this stylish peripheral contains something that embodies the connection you have with your Sim: the very same Plumbob shape that hovers above them in the game.

Product Features:

  • Officially Licensed for The Sims 3
  • Plumbob-Shaped Backlighting
  • USB 2.0 Connectivity
  • Optical Sensor
  • Scroll Wheel
  • Left and Right Mouse Buttons

System Requirements:

  • Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP

Changes Color to Match the Mood of Your Sim*

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6623873071_bdf662577a_o.gifThe backlit Plumbob intuitively reacts to how your Sim is feeling while you’re playing The Sims 3 or any of the game’s expansion/stuff packs. When your Sim is living the good life, the Plumbob will illuminate green. You’ll see a yellow Plumbob when your Sim is beginning to need some of your attention, and if you see the Plumbob turn red, it’s time to get into the game and do something about it.

Check Your Sim’s Status at a Glance

When the game’s Free Will setting is active and your Sim is living their life without your input, constantly checking in on them can become a chore. Problem solved with the Illuminated Mouse – – a quick glimpse of the colorful Plumbob will instantly tell you if you need to step in and come to your Sim’s rescue.
*Color matching feature only works with The Sims 3 (game, expansion and stuff packs). Plumbob slowly alternates between 3 colors for all other games and uses.

Simple Installation

Just plug the mouse into one of your PC’s USB 2.0 ports and run the quick driver installation. Once connected, the Plumbob will illuminate a comforting green glow – – the color of a satisfied Sim. When not playing the game or one of its expansion packs, the mouse makes an attractive addition to your gaming setup as the Plumbob slowly cycles through all 3 of its vivid colors.