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[Engadget]Cyber Sport's Orbita Mouse is a revolution

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We've seen the Cyber Sport Orbita Mouse bouncing around the Internets for about a year in search of a manufacturer. Now they've got it, with a corresponding January 2009 retail delivery date to match. The big selling point on this 800 DPI mouse is the use of a spinning scroll-wheel that replaces the typical left and right mouse buttons (push down for left-click, squeeze for right) -- it's like a Griffin PowerMate riding optical wheels. That gives you 3-axis control over objects in 3D be they wireframe models, the world according to Google Earth, or a BFG 9000. It also makes for quick scrolling through documents or a low-cost jog dial for frame-by-frame video manipulation. Orbita communicates wirelessly over 2.4GHz "zero lag" RF to the USB charging base and includes PC and Mac compatible software to map the mouse to your different applications. $98.50, that's how much -- render of the Orbita docked after the break along with a video of an early prototype. We want.

[Via The Gadget Site, thanks K.C. K.]



Source: Engadget
post #2 of 12
Very cool!
post #3 of 12
I didn't see a single thing in that video that I couldn't do with a regular mouse...
    
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Looks like a wireless Mac puck.
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I didn't see a single thing in that video that I couldn't do with a regular mouse...
Sort of besides the point though. We all have our preferences, this is just another innovated option.

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Looks like a wireless Mac puck.
Clever.
post #6 of 12
looks like a tea cup
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looks like a tea cup
Meh, I think dskina's perception of it is more on key.

I personally think it's kind of cool, I'd like to try one out.
post #8 of 12
that's really a terrible idea.

Any MS mouse with smooth scrolling has the same effect in CAD or 3D programs, and is actually comfortable.

As for gaming...did I really just see someone turn right and left by spinning their mouse!? no....just no
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I think the charging base is a bit stupid as you would still want to use it when you are charging it.
    
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yeah that gamer fails...you could tell he was having a hard time with it. lol.
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