Yesterday was Markus’ 24th birthday! He didn’t have a very good birthday though – it started with a dentist appointment and a cold so he wasn’t all that happy. Me and a friend took him out for lunch but because of his sore throat he could only eat a bowl of soup. Doesn’t help that he’s a man either… we all know men get when they get sick, don’t we? πŸ˜‰ Poor thing.

Anyway, I’ll take him out to celebrate when he feels better…
Now I want to show you two of his presents:

Markus birthday 2011 - keyboard and mouse

It’s a Saitek Cyborg gaming keyboard + a Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 gaming mouse.
The keyboard has some cool backlights in different colours and lots of extra buttons to use for custom functions and macros. The mouse is 100% customizable, you can program the buttons, change the shape with different bits and pieces and you can even control its weight.

I’m not much of a gamer, or at least I don’t play many games that requires special macros and such, so I haven’t tried the special button functions. I like the look of it all though. The mouse is my favourite – I’m almost afraid to touch it (it looks ferocious, like it might bite) but I love how heavy I can make it and the various ergonomic support pads make it really easy to handle. Despite its appearance it fits the hand perfectly!

Markus says he loves both of them πŸ™‚ They are pretty cool, non?

Markus birthday 2011 - desk

Of course we have the Swedish keyboard version

Imaginary Karin - Markus' birthday 2011

Also, we had cake. I made it. Inside it’s filled with chocolate πŸ˜›