7 Computer Mice That You Can't Buy


Written on Friday, December 22, 2006 by Gemini

I have compiled a list of seven computer mice you can’t buy, or at least anytime soon. If I happened to miss any, please leave a comment for me.

1. Minty Optical Mouse

To make your own “Minty Mouse”, you’ll need one Altoids tin, an optical mouse, dremel tools, epoxy glue, a mini-hack saw, and around 4 hours of free time.

2. Glove Mouse

A group of college students — Brian Eng, Andy Homar, Matteo Mannino, and Saad Sam — designed and created this nifty PowerGlove-like mouse for Purdue ECE477.

3. LCD Mouse

Modder Jani ‘Japala’ Pönkkö added an LCD display (Nokia 6610) into a Logitech G5 laser mouse.

4. Nokia 6230i Bluetooth Mouse

Pyrofer's nifty “Nokia 6230i Bluetooth Mouse” functions as both a computer input device and cell phone.

5. Stone Mouse

File this under: “Strange Computer Mice” A Russian designer has created the world’s first functional computer mouse made of stone.

6. Soap - The Mid-Air Mouse

Soap puts a new twist on tradional optical mice by adding mid-air functionality. This technology is “based on hardware found in a mouse” and “consists of an optical sensor device moving freely inside a hull made of fabric.”

7. 3D Wireless Mouse

Students at UC Santa Cruz have developed “FRE3SPACE", a wireless mouse “that could operate in three dimensions.”

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