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Spider mouse is the creepiest accessory we've seen

spider mouse
(Image credit: Realbug)

Arachnophobes, you might want to look away now. That's because we've found a computer mouse supplier whose tools come with built-in creepy crawlies, including the infamous eight-legged terrors. And we're not talking about plastic toys here, we mean real (but dead) creatures encased in the transparent chassis of a mouse.

Depending on how you feel around bugs, this tool either deserves a place in our guide to the best tools for graphic designers (opens in new tab), or deserves to be exterminated like the bugs themselves.

The company behind this nightmarish creation, Realbug (opens in new tab), doesn't stop the scares there though. When you switch off the lights, you'll see that this mouse glows in the dark, meaning that there's no escape from this icky input device.

If, for some bizarre reason, this isn't the mouse for you, why not check out our list of the best mice for designers (opens in new tab). We've also got buying guides for the best left-handed mouse (opens in new tab) and the best stylus for iPad (opens in new tab).

Beetle mouse

Perhaps you'd prefer a beetle to a spider? (Image credit: Amazon)

Realbug also has plenty of non-spider related options, such as scorpions, centipedes, beetles (opens in new tab) and butterflies (opens in new tab). We can see these being popular in the build up to Halloween, or ordered as a practical joke to scare a squeamish colleague. 

Either way, these bug mice won't leave you out of pocket as they're all priced under $20.

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Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.