I mean, who could've seen this ending poorly?
An Italian man learned the hard way never to bring a gun to a mouse fight. Spooked by the sight of the offending rodent, the 43-year-old from the city of Treviso went immediately to the big guns, grabbing his father's rifle and firing on the mouse. Rather than killing the rodent, though, the inexperienced rifleman instead shot himself in the foot.Read More
Computer mice and their pointers may not be long for this world. As touchscreen devices become more prevalent, fewer and fewer people may find themselves pointing and clicking. The band Light Light wants to make sure the mouse and pointer at least get a proper send off, so they've made the video for their song "Kilo" interactive and crowdsourced. The song and the video are pretty catchy.Read More
Initially, it appears that this mouse doesn't really get exercise wheels. On further review, though, it might just be that the little guy is thinking outside the box and trying to offer a new take on what the exercise wheel can be. You're doing it wrong, little buddy, but you're doing it wrong with a lot of heart, and sometimes, I like to think that's what really matters.Read More
Sometimes traditional input devices just don't cut it. I've never been big on the touchpad mouse, but sometimes using a traditional mouse can be annoying when you can't spare that whole hand because you need it on the keyboard. For typing, you guys. Particularly, activities like peddling between tabs in Chrome can be obnoxious while typing. Especially if you have a dozen open. The same goes for highlighting text. It's a small annoyance to grab the mouse and then go back to the keyboard, but it's a very common one. That's where the foot pedal mouse comes in. It can solve all those problems for you, that is, if it's at all usable.Read More
A new device developed by Kei Nakatsuma at University of Tokyo Department of Information Physics and Computing lets you use the back of your hand as a touch pad. Encased in the form of a wrist-watch, the device uses infrared sensors to track the movement of your finger across the back of your hand and translate it into the same sort of signals a mouse or a laptop touch pad provides.
This may seem sort of trivial, but there are some interesting uses this functionality could provide. First of all, since you can feel the back of your hand and feel with the back of your hand, you've got built-in haptic feedback. Secondly, in this increasingly digital world, it could be very useful if everyone had their own interface by which to interact with all the digital things in their lives. No more losing the remote or touching a filthy public number pad, you just use the back of your hand.Read More
The folks over at Shogun Bros. have developed the Chameleon X-1, the hybrid mouse that looks like a fairly standard wireless mouse from above, but hides an actual gaming controller underneath. The mouse isn't available yet, with the Shogun Bros. identifying the release window as "soon," also disclosing the price to be around $55; about the price for a worthwhile console gaming controller or a standard gaming mouse.Read More