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.”