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[engadget] Micrsoft's wearable mouse

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Wearable mice aren't exactly a new idea, but it seems that Microsoft thinks it can do things one better, with a recent patent application revealing its plans for a desk-defying device of its own. As you can see above, this one is designed to be worn even while your typing on a keyboard, with the cursor movement able to be switched on an off with a simple hand gesture. That pointing itself is handled by some gyroscopic sensors, with an accelerometer and a magnetometer apparently also employed for further gesture and position sensing. Needless to say, there's no indication of it becoming an actual product anytime soon but, unlike some of Microsoft's other patent applications, this one seems like it could well find its way off the drawing board sooner rather than later.
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Oooooo..AAAaahhhhh.



Seriously, I want that!
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Originally Posted by mhsbrian View Post
Oooooo..AAAaahhhhh.



Seriously, I want that!
Me and you both. I actually preferred computers prior to the mouse.
    
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Wow! Good on ya, Microsoft! I actually might like to use something like that.
 
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post #5 of 20
I can see this fitting well with the media center crowd. Not sure it would be accurate enough for gaming or other accurate applications, but being able to sit on your couch, wave your hands and have your channels change, it'd be pulling the Jedi mind trick on your TV.
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post #6 of 20
its a start... imagine pointing at all the enemies in your video games, total ownage
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post #7 of 20
looks like the buzzer from jeopardy. lol
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"That would be great with a laptop. A real space saver."

"And the ultimate geek accessory."

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post #9 of 20
second on the laptop accessory
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post #10 of 20
I've seen mice like these before. Nothing new.
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