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    News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    New stealthy rodent announced.
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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    "said to be “re-imagined for the tablet generation” "

    Ah yes, that's the generation that have no use for a mouse.

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    must be the `new` apple mouse....

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    It will make Diabolo 3 an interesting proposition with no buttons!

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    "Have the makers found a solution to a problem that never existed?"

    Undoubtedly yes.

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    I wonder if they're going to offer a "Pro" version that uses rechargeable batteries and an inductive charger instead of "boring" AAA batteries. That'd be something to see, although I'm happier with conventional mice with scroll wheels and buttons.

    In other words I still prefer my current Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX.

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    I wonder if they're going to offer a "Pro" version that uses rechargeable batteries and an inductive charger instead of "boring" AAA batteries.
    I'm waiting for the Extreme version which comes without the mouse.

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    Hows this different to the MS touch mouse?

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    MS Touch Mouse works exclusively with Win 7. The Apple Magic Mouse is for OSX only. This Stealth mouse works on Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS 9 and up and Linux. There appears to be little else different about it though.

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    ****ing stupid. buttons actually work, I really dont understand the obsession to get rid of them, and things like switches and cables.

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    So basically they've found a way of cutting the cost of manufacturing, by providing less components, and charging the consumer more

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    two words: wireless, bleurgh If they make a wired version I might be remotely interested.

    On the other hand, I do wonder if this is squarely aimed at Win 8. If we're all to be forced onto Metro, an input device that can let you use swipe and multitouch gestures whilst navigating the metro interface might actually work quite well...

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    I think some are expecting more from this than what it is....

    It looks to me as if it is nothing more then what it says "a buttonless mouse"......you still need to "click" where the buttons should be....so, you have a mouse with less feeling but it doesn't make a clicking noise...

    I'd hate to use it. I like to feel the buttons I'm pressing.
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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    I miss the days of fat beige clunky mice ...

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    Re: News - Mouse with no buttons, wheels, balls or tail

    Quote Originally Posted by krazy_olie View Post
    I miss the days of fat beige clunky mice ...
    So does my cat! lol

    Only advantage I can see if getting rid of the physical buttons is that you'd also lose that "click", so if you're hacking away late a night then this might be a slight improvement. Although in that case, surely the keyboard noise would dominate (along with the swearing when things don't work of course).

    Roll on gesture based computing when we've all got close-up versions of Kinect!

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