This image appeared in what might be the first mouse review round-up of all time. And because mice were such newfangled contraptions in 1983, PCWorld had to explain why someone might even want such a curious device.
"Designed as a supplement rather than an alternative to the omnipotent keyboard, the mouse is a small, hand-operated device with buttons on top that look like ears, and a long, tail-like cord that connects to the computer. The mouse is one of the easiest and perhaps fastest controllers currently available."
Indeed. As a Mouse Systems ad in a future issue would state, "It's no secret. This is certainly 'The Year of the Mouse.' And the uproar is justified."