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    News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    The MagLev mouse also looks pretty cool.
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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    Practically frictionless mouse - I want one !
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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    Awesome, but my dog doesn't like things that float. We have had a few balloons on special occasions in the past and whenever they move he goes nuts.

    To him I should imagine he would think it was a frisbee!

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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    hmm, just how strong is that magnet? if it cant take a lot of downward pressure (without shooting off out through a window), we'll end up ditching the carpal tunnel and get some tennis elbow in exchange...

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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    Just don't use it with a watch on..... Or anything else that won't like the magnet.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    Finally a mouse I can't kill with a spilled cup of tea!
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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    I think I'll stick with my Evoluent Verticle Mouse. I don't get any CTS problems since I started using it. Also, it's quite fun watching people try to use it for the first time at work.
    Edit: Although I have to admit a LevMouse is pretty cool

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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    I think we can safely say that this is no more than a concept that will never be developed into a functional product. Even assuming there was a hidden line from the mouse to a dewar full of liquid nitrogen to cool the superconductor required for even halfway-efficient electromagnetic levitation (no way you'd even fit the coils needed into a mouse if you went for fully active suspension), and assuming another LN2 line to the base station which would use superconducting cable in place of a copper coil, the power requirements to exert 10N of force at a distance are much grater than you could produce from any reasonable 18v adapter.

    It's a nice looking concept render with no basis in practical engineering.

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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    I see this as a good reason to get an SSD!

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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    Looks damned good in theory. Just depends how responsive its going to be though. It appears to be lacking a plethora of buttons, but i suppose its early days yet!

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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    Quote Originally Posted by chr98is View Post
    I see this as a good reason to get an SSD!
    How does a levitating mouse correspond to being a good reason to have an SSD?

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    How does a levitating mouse correspond to being a good reason to have an SSD?
    Magnetism wipes hdds
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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Magnetism wipes hdds
    Yeah, but in this case it sure wouldn't!

    The field needed to degauss a drive is insane. There is nothing in a persons house that would do it. If you have a magnet that can cause data to be lost on the drive near your PC, it's almost certain the PC would be moving towards that magnet. It's really that high of a field.

    Check this out: http://www.kjmagnetics.com/blog.asp?...ve-destruction

    We were definitely getting some magnetic influence inside the drive. When strong magnets like our RY04Y0DIA were held close, we could hear mechanical rubbing sounds from the drive, likely the result of deflection of the platters. We didn't go much larger with the drive running, for fear of rendering the drive inoperable by mechanically bending parts inside.
    Says a lot when the drive starts to rip itself apart before data loss
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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    My cat is going to love that mouse...

    Wait, he already loves mice. Nothing new then.

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    Re: News - Levitating computer mouse soothes your carpal tunnels

    Seems to me you could have much the same effect by designing a mouse which is taller and building the mouse pad up so that the wrist doesn't touch it.

    In fact, I notice that even in normal use with my everyday mouse, it's my elbow that's resting on the desk and there's about an inch of clear space between it and the lower part of my wrist or else it's the side of my wrist that brushes against the desk.

    So, it looks like a design statement wrapped up in some bogus medical claims to fool people who genuinely are suffering from CTS into spending a lot more than they should.

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