This May Be Your Next Mouse

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Today at the User Interface Software and Technology Conference, Microsoft will show five new mouse prototypes that combine normal mousing with multitouch controls. Here is a video that gives you a brief introduction to each of the controls. I'll be meeting with this team when they get back, what questions do you have about these new mice? Which one is your most/least favorite?

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      Eddie Starr

      Fascinating ideas. Although, I can say that none of these innovations really seem to get me excited.  All I really want is a clear (glass maybe) pad that is smooth and multi-touch capable. I have actually been looking around the Internet for this since I started beta testing Windows 7 last year.  Sure, it is nice to see the mouse as we know it re-invented, though does it really need such a dramatic change? Probably not, just a nice little multi-touch clear glass surface would be all I would ever want (for now).

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      Whem

      Having watched teh video, I must admit that I like the first one, my only however would be it's size, it's going to be difficult to get a size of device/area od desk use compromise.  As it stands I would suggest the model demonstrated is just a bit too small for my liking - perhaps a variable size clip in transparent piece would do the job.  The only other mouse I liked was the side (front) scanner but that too bulky under wrist when having to use the hand on the desk.

       

      All in all an interesting selection, be interesting to see where the other device manufacturers go.

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      wetworker

      Kool, I can just imagine playing FPS with the first one, not to mention designing with it.

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      brooks

      whatsup with the  emails now

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