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Apple Ambidextrous Mouse idea could auto-recognize users

Apple Ambidextrous Mouse idea could auto-recognize users

A new Apple patent application for an Ambidextrous Mouse has been submitted, describing a wireless, user-configurable mouse that could automatically recognize whether it was being held by a left- or right-handed user and adjust its virtual buttons and other controls accordingly.  Perhaps more interestingly, however, Apple suggests that the peripheral could also be used to identify the current Mac user by the touch-pattern of their hand.

The mouse Apple has in mind sounds a lot like the current Magic Mouse, with "a unibody housing having a buttonless touch sensitive surface" which would be "divided into an array of independent and spatially distinct sensing regions."  The various button zones - which could be customized in terms of layout, number and purpose - are then set out according to that user's previous settings.

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Final Fantasy XIV PC Peripherals Break Cover

Final Fantasy XIV PC Peripherals Break Cover

Final Fantasy XIV is coming to the PC on September 30th, and with a large title like a Final Fantasy title, it's expected that accessories with the logo on them would break into the wild. And, sure enough, we've got not only a keyboard, but plenty of other peripheral goodies for you PC gamers who plan on spending a large amount of hours plugging into the Final Fantasy universe.

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Microsoft Metro Mouse Revealed on Russian Website, Due in March

Microsoft Metro Mouse Revealed on Russian Website, Due in March

Microsoft just officially announced their brand new Arc Touch mouse, but it looks like that's not the only peripheral the Redmond-based company is hard at work on. If this leak from Russian website TheVista.ru has any merit, then it looks like Microsoft is getting ready to add another gadget to their Metro line-up. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of details to be had at this point, but the listing does give us a couple of noteworthy bullet points.

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Asus WX-Lamborghini Wireless Mouse Passes Through FCC

Asus WX-Lamborghini Wireless Mouse Passes Through FCC

Asus has been lucky enough to use the Lamborghini name for a few of their popular gadgets over the years. Dating all the way back to 2008, when their laptop broke cover, and even their ZX1 smart phone made its debut. And, the name and product placement must be working pretty well for the pair of companies, because a brand new member of the lineage has just made its way through the FCC. Please welcome the XW-Lamborghini Wireless mouse into the family, everyone.

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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Officially Announced

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Officially Announced

The Arc Touch mouse was one of the teased, and re-teased devices that we were generally interested in seeing more of. After the launch of Apple's "magic" trackpad, seeing what Microsoft could come up with to counter-act Apple's endeavor was an interesting thought. And, now that we've got an official announcement from the Redmond-based company, we can say that we're happy to see that the mouse is still in tact, even if there are plenty of touch options in there to make any future lover happy.

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Genius Navigator 905BT Wireless Bluetooth Mouse Available Now for $32.99

Genius Navigator 905BT Wireless Bluetooth Mouse Available Now for $32.99

Considering some of you out there are probably heading back to school around this time (or if you're already there), you might be looking for a new electronic toy to buy. And hey, if you can write it off as a school-related purchase, why not, right? That's what Genius is hoping to rope you in with, as they've just announced their new Navigator 905BT wireless mouse, featuring Bluetooth technology inside.

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Microsoft unveils new Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 Studio Series

Microsoft unveils new Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 Studio Series

I often wonder how Microsoft and Logitech come up with the names of their new products. Take the new Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000, the name is long and don't really roll off the tongue well. I always think that new Microsoft product names are best sung to the tune of Mystery Science Theater 3000, which will now be stuck in my head all day. See what I mean, Wireless Mobile Mouse Four Thouousuuuund. Through in some snarky comments and you have a late night TV show.

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SmartFish ErgoMotion Mouse Now Available for $49.95

SmartFish ErgoMotion Mouse Now Available for $49.95

The mouse changes all the time. Perhaps not in such revolutionary ways that people take notice each and every time it happens, but it certainly happens. SmartFish has just released a new design on an old favorite, and they're hoping that it's bold and new enough that it will capture the attention of consumers out there. And, considering it's the first to feature a patented swivel mechanism, they may just be on to something.

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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Shows Off Again in Marketing Images

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Shows Off Again in Marketing Images

Teased once, and shown off on a German website not soon after, the Microsoft Arc Touch mouse seems to be a legitimate device ready for the mainstream consumer. Of course, this is Microsoft we're talking about, so they could be teasing all of this just to tell us it's not a real product, after all. Plus, unless Microsoft is outlining when to release these "leaks," these are German sites getting their hands on these images, and sharing them with the world.

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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse gets premature unveil

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse gets premature unveil

Last we heard, Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse was due sometime next month; that hasn't stopped German retailer notebooksbilliger jumping the gun and putting up their product page.  According to their details, the Arc Touch Mouse is a wireless peripheral that physically bends for comfortable mousing but flattens out for easier transportation.  It has a large touch-scroll sensor - presumably the grey bar running between the buttons - for easier navigation.

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