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Microsoft outs Explorer Touch Mouse with BlueTrack tech

Microsoft outs Explorer Touch Mouse with BlueTrack tech

The gang over at Pocket-Lint went to the big Christmas in July event Microsoft put on recently in London and spied an interesting sounding mouse in the corner getting little attention. Microsoft has this event each year (if you are wondering) because it takes many print publications a good six months to ramp up their holiday coverage. At any rate, the mouse is rather cool and uses Microsoft's BlueTrack tech inside.

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Optimus Mini Six hits production; Popularis delayed (again)

Optimus Mini Six hits production; Popularis delayed (again)

Art Lebedev's Optimus Project studios promised that the Mini Six companion keyboard - a compact accessory with six buttons each integrating a user-customizable display - would be here later on in 2011, and now the company has confirmed that it's in the early production stage. In effect a doubled version of the Mini Three, the Mini Six does differ in that it uses new, more compact LCD displays for its keys.

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Mouse Pad Travel Pouch Raises Question of Mouse Longevity in our Modern Mobile Culture

Mouse Pad Travel Pouch Raises Question of Mouse Longevity in our Modern Mobile Culture

When was the last time you used a mouse? The last time I used a mouse, it was the late 1990s and I was playing the MMORPG Diablo II. Sidenote: Diablo III is coming out soonish, (within the next year, we hope,) and I may need a mouse - any suggestions? Since then, essentially every person I know, my age or otherwise, has been using a laptop for all their computing needs. A desktop replacement, rather, with a trackpad and no need for a mouse. The manufacturing and distribution group Smartfish has just released a product that, by all means, should have been invented years ago: the Mouse Pad Travel Pouch. Will you partake?

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Amenbo uses all five fingers for computer input

Amenbo uses all five fingers for computer input

Generally, the input we all use for our computers is a single point. Sure, we can get track pads that sense gestures and multiple fingers as well as touchscreens that allow for multiple finger input. However, for the most part we all use a mouse that has only one point of input. A company called Double Research & Development Co has unveiled a new input device that looks more than a little like a mouse and allows all five fingers to support computer input.

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appBlaster turns iPhone into motion-sensitive AR gaming gun

appBlaster turns iPhone into motion-sensitive AR gaming gun

Every thought that gaming on your iPhone or iPod touch is simply too discrete, and that not enough of the people around you realize you're playing shooter games rather than responding to Very Important Emails? apptoyz has just the thing, with its appBlaster gun: designed to hold your iPhone and give you a something to hold on to while you play Alien Attack [iTunes link], the gun chassis works much as we've seen Wiimote peripherals do in the past.

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Kensington Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball up for pre-order

Kensington Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball up for pre-order

If you say Kensington to me, I automatically think about the notebook locks and the little port for those locks that is on just about every small computer on the market to keep them from being stolen. Kensington makes a lot more than just notebook locks though with a full range of peripherals and other stuff. The latest peripheral to come out of Kensington is the Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball.

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