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Sustail mouse concept needs the user to provide power by winding the mechanism

Designer Ahmet Bektes is proposing using centuries-old technology to provide the power for a familiar modern device. Rather than drawing energy from a computer or batteries, a user will need to remove a key from below the Sustail mouse and wind it up before being able to use it. It is hoped that the Bluetooth-connected input device would also encourage users to take regular breaks and have a more responsible attitude towards power consumption.  Read More

The Top 10 things you CAN have for Christmas 2009

What's on your Christmas list this year? 2009 has seen another bumper crop of innovative products designed to make our lives more efficient, more rewarding or simply more fun. If you've got some last minute shopping to do, and you hurry, this might just help - it's Gizmag's pick of the top 10 tech gadgets of 2009.  Read More

This all-in-one trackball mouse, USB hub and numeric keypad makes portable number-crunchin...

This USB-powered trackball mouse, numeric keypad USB hub will suit the professional accountant or the part-time number-cruncher, no matter how many hours they sit at a laptop or netbook computer sweating over their spreadsheets. Combining a trackball mouse, numeric keypad and twin USB port hub, this accessory consolidates three peripherals into one convenient device, freeing up more space in your bag for accountancy books and other top reads.  Read More

Pad N'Click mouse gel pads (Image courtesy of Jacob Innovations, LLC)

Repetitive strain injury caused by prolonged use of a computer is an ongoing problem, however we are continuing to see innovative ideas designed to alleviate the issue. Among these is the simple yet sensible Pad N’Click. A trio of adhesive gel pads stick to a user’s mouse, promoting more natural hand and finger positioning, in turn increasing comfort and reducing stress on joints.  Read More

The Smartfish ErgoMotion Mouse

Ah, the humble mouse. Enabler of functions, the bridge between human and machine, and, evidently, the cause of much discomfort for millions of users the world over. With repetitive strain injury a major health problem linked to PC use, the long awaited Smartfish ErgoMotion Mouse is hoping to alleviate the pain. It features a tilting base that swivels in unison with a user’s natural hand and wrist movements, promoting circulation and comfort with the aim of reducing injury.  Read More

The OpenOfficeMouse from WarMouse is an 18-button mouse complete with analog joystick whic...

WarMouse is to release an 18-button mouse with an analog joystick which the company says supports up to 52 key commands. The OpenOfficeMouse, billed as the first multi-button application mouse designed for a wide variety of software applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and OpenOffice.org 3.1 (plus a few games), is intended to provide a faster and more efficient user interface for many common complex software applications than the conventional icons, pull-down menus and hotkeys.  Read More

Intelligent Design's new titanium mouse

With Apple’s new wireless Magic Mouse grabbing headlines this month, and innovations such as the multi-functional GlideTV navigator and Nortek Duplus mini wireless mouse being rolled-out almost weekly, it seems the days of the humble mouse are long gone. Enter Intelligent Design’s titanium laser mouse - a hand-crafted device that is anything but humble (or cheap) and while it doesn't have the smarts of Apple's new offering, its certainly lays down a challenge on the design front.  Read More

Apple's new wireless Magic Mouse features a multi-touch surface sitting atop an aluminum b...

The Apple rumor-mill’s speculation of a replacement for the Mighty Mouse has been borne out today, with Apple introducing the world’s first wireless multi-touch “Magic Mouse”. As with all Apple designs, the new mouse is a lesson in minimalist design with no buttons, scroll wheels or “nipples” on display. Instead, the entire top of the aluminum-based mouse is a seamless hard acrylic multi-touch surface that lets users navigate using the finger gestures made popular on other Apple devices, such as the iPod touch, iPhone and Macbook trackpads.  Read More

The GlideTV Navigator fits in the palm of your hand

TVs are no longer dumb receivers sitting in the corner of the lounge, displaying whatever trash the networks have decided to cram down our throats. Nowadays, a TV is just as likely to be hooked up to a home theater PC (HTPC) for playing games, accessing media content stored on a hard disk, or surfing the Internet. For more complex tasks like that, the humble remote starts to look a little underdone. That's where remote controls on steroids, such as the GlideTV Navigator, come in. It combines the functionality of a keyboard, mouse and AV remote control in one distinctive-looking unit that fits in the palm of your hand.  Read More

The FTIR (Frustrated Total Internal Reflection) mouse

It's been over forty years since the first computer mouse saw the light of day, and the fact that its basic design hasn't changed all that much is a testament to the original. But that doesn't mean there's no room for improvement. A group of researchers at Microsoft has come up with five new experimental designs that tie traditional mouse functionality to increasingly popular multi-touch technology on a single device.  Read More

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