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Date: 07/17/10 10:00 AM

81 Responses to The Computer Mouse: Soon To Be Extinct?

  1. Profile photo of midnightblis
    midnightblis Female 18-29
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    July 12, 2010 at 10:04 am
    Link: The Computer Mouse: Soon To Be Extinct? - In a magic trick that only geeks can pull off
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    dijipo Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:15 am
    that was a nice video, brought back loads of memories :) - but where`s the scroll?
  3. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:17 am
    no worky
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    optix_reverb Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Anything with Tom & Jerry automatically gets 4 *`s. What about wheel scroll?
  5. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:22 am
    This is stupid for two reasons.

    A) You STILL HAVE TO MAKE THE MOTIONS OF USING A MOUSE. What`s the point of not having a mouse, if you still have to use a mouse?

    I`d rather have the physical analog that I can feel, so I can stretch my fingers and not have to worry about clicking some link to bestiality porn.

    Not that I visit sites that have such links on them...

    B) If you`re gonna get rid of the mouse, just get a touch screen.

    So... Yeah, either this video is old, or way to be behind times, MIT...
  6. Profile photo of BrokenJohn
    BrokenJohn Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:23 am
    It will never take off, your hand will hurt after a while and gl using a scroll wheel.
  7. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:24 am
    I have one of these but I keep losing it....
  8. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:25 am
    looks bluddy sketchy atm. Would rather have a mouse thanks
  9. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:26 am
    you`d need a really slippery desk and it would be sort of uncomfortable because you wouldn`t have a place to rest your hand
  10. Profile photo of tinsolitus
    tinsolitus Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:28 am
    That`s cool, but as is, the camera`s just as bulky as the mouse would be. It`s only going to be worth it once they get smaller tech.
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:28 am
    cant wait for a smaller home version
  12. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:32 am
    too bad this doesnt take into consideration the fact that the majority of people like to have something physical to rest their hands on.

    as long as the touch screen is the only reasonable alternative, mouses are going to be required for gaming
  13. Profile photo of FeeFee
    FeeFee Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:33 am
    It would be annoying having to cup your hand like that at all times though...with nothing to rest it on.
  14. Profile photo of xhaseox
    xhaseox Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:34 am
    yeah not as cool as they make it seem.
  15. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:35 am
    Neat idea but I like having a mouse
  16. Profile photo of WorldOfJames
    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:37 am
    is it me or does it look really delayed?
  17. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:46 am
    A lot of hardware to replace a mouse, especially a wireless one. Every single click looked like a double click, which would mean double clicks need triple clicks. And, they don`t show how to do click and drags.

    Give it a few years, and I`m sure we`ll all be using it, but right now it seems a bit far off.
  18. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:48 am
    The technology they used is also the technology used in some touchscreens (not iPhone ones).
  19. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:51 am
    Too bad his laptop doesn`t have a trackpad...
  20. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:53 am
    Why does he double-click EVERYTHING!?
  21. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:06 am
    So what if your like me and use your mouse left handed? Or click both mouse buttons with the same finger? Or don`t want a big clunky camera hanging off the back of your computer? And what about scrolling?
  22. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:16 am
    no thanks
  23. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:17 am
    looks like it takes up quite a bit of cpu processing power and it lags accordingly.

    Also didn`t see him try to drag-n-drop or use his finger like a scroll wheel on anything, Hmmm.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:18 am
    @DickenMcHunt, it does sir, it does
  25. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:20 am
    This looks pretty cool and all but it just seems easier, cheaper and preciser to just use a real mouse.

    And spider sol is right, that bugged me a lot xD
  26. Profile photo of MikeyNiv
    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:24 am
    its silly though. using a real mouse would be so much more responsive.
  27. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:24 am
    Looks cool, but I don`t see why I`d need to replace my trusty computer mouse with an invisible one.

    What if I lose it?!
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Well isn`t that inexpensive and practical.
  29. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:51 am
    Mouseless, yeah.

    But look at all the other equipment you have to attach to your computer. How is that being more efficient? It`s not.

    Just get a wireless notebook mouse. It has a teeny tiny USB and the mouse itself is also small. No need for an invisible mouse. :|

    Bottom line: this is impractical.
  30. Profile photo of TheTumor
    TheTumor Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:53 am
    But it lags horribly. thanks but no thanks.
  31. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    I doubt they paid for use of Tom and Jerry...I hope they get sued for using it.

    as been said, it lags horribly, plus you have to keep your hand in a mouse shape

    sorry, the destruction of the mouse will be in touchscreens, the only people who will have mice are the ones who have large screens mounted on the wall, and they will have track balls integrated into their keyboards, or a "remote control" mouse which looks like a normal TV remote (they`ve been around since mid 90`s).
  32. Profile photo of pzzulingmind
    pzzulingmind Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    Fantastic! Yes it lags, yes it is bulky, but technology grows in baby steps :).
  33. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    Now if only it had 15+ buttons...
  34. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    The trackpad works just fine
  35. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    For all of you complaining about the size: Do you not recognize a first-gen prototype when you see it?

    If you are going to complain, say:
    1) It`s laggy. It will be faster with a non-color CCD.
    2) A guy already sold that design to the Defense Department (it`s the interface they use to "see a license plate from space") then, to MS. His pickup is infrared (lower power than a camera) and even has a projector. MS is releasing it for $10K+ per unit (it`s a whole PC but that price can be beaten easily.)
    3) Is that a mic for pickup of tapping? Not needed once the frame rate is up.
  36. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    "The trackpad works just fine"

  37. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    I think I will stick with my WoW just fine, no problems...Been going for years
  38. Profile photo of dude21862004
    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Not very practical imo. It needs to be on a flat surface, or a moderately flat surface. You have to have your hand close and to the side of the laptop to move the mouse. It is laggy, and from what I can see it probably has problems with mistaking unintentional movement as wanting to move the mouse. I also doubt you can hold a click to highlight something. So not very practical, neat enough idea though.
  39. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm does the same thing only it costs more and with the added benefit of making you look mildly retarded.
  40. Profile photo of Cutiekk17
    Cutiekk17 Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    ....i dunno about the whole invisible mouse thing but i wanna watch tom and jerry now!
  41. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Doesn`t look like it`ll work for FPSs though.
  42. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    im not a big fan of the lag!
  43. Profile photo of Supersyko
    Supersyko Male 18-29
    314 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    what about the scroll wheel, i use that more than anything on my mouse.
  44. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    i`ll be impressed when they come up with an invisible keyboard you can type in the air.

    still a cool invention, though.
  45. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Video shows a really poor correlation between the hand movements and the cursor.
  46. Profile photo of littleb
    littleb Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    Urhhmm.. I tap my mouse idly without clicking buttons while reading on a webpage. Does using this mean I can`t do that anymore?
  47. Profile photo of liljerzy
    liljerzy Male 18-29
    66 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    Ardystic you fail they already made one 2 years ago
  48. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    More than anything, it`s just easier when there`s something physical to touch. I can`t even use touch screen buttons on iPod games.
  49. Profile photo of trailleadr
    trailleadr Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    Good thing they don`t make touch/track pads, and touch screens. Oh wait they do.
  50. Profile photo of pootio
    pootio Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    Looks laggy, I personally would hate it. especially for gaming.
  51. Profile photo of CapnCaveman
    CapnCaveman Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    Great... so now I can use a touchpad like the one mounted conveniently in the center of my laptop, but I get to use more battery life to power a laser and a camera, and I need to have my laptop on a flat surface, totaly defeating the point of having a laptop to begin with? SIGN ME UP! WTF? This is just stupid.
  52. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm
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    bloodwrage Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    I remember the Tom and Jerry episode. That was the most exciting thing for me.
  54. Profile photo of PinkHomicide
    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    Why do they continue to invent things that people don`t need? Because people are stupid enough to buy it. ....Bottled Water anyone?
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    flagler Male 30-39
    321 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    This was predicted by that octopus....can`t remember his name (?)
  56. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    He has a touch pad on the computer already that does the exact same thing. And, what about the scroll wheel? My mouse has a scroll wheel, in fact, I just used it to scroll down here to the bottom of the page.
  57. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    whats the point? nifty? yes, necessary? not so much
  58. Profile photo of Mornaf
    Mornaf Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2010 at 11:20 pm
    what the hell..., that takes up more space than the actual mouse.
    Neat in theory, stupid when applied.
  59. Profile photo of b0sanac1
    b0sanac1 Male 18-29
    234 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 11:43 pm
    "He has a touch pad on the computer already that does the exact same thing."

    True but the mousepad isnt as practical as a mouse. this thing however while neat in theory it has more than a few flaws to it.
  60. Profile photo of janus_games
    janus_games Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 1:44 am
    @mornaf It doesn`t have to take up more space forever. This is what`s known as a proof of concept. If laptop companies were to build this directly into the hardware instead of as add-ons, it could be built in-line as a component with no extra space.

    That said, interfaces of this type aren`t new, nor is this one groundbreaking. Some of the more interesting ones include using a projector to project your desktop onto a translucent surface, then use this same technology with the camera underneath.

    The biggest problem with these kind of interfaces up until now was/is most operating systems don`t support native multi-touch.

    I actually built some IR stuff for the Wiimote (which is basically just an IR camera connected via bluetooth). I can tell you from experience, the biggest problem with these types of interfaces is how much it`s based on the frames per second of the camera and how fast that can be translated.

    Still...neat! Human computer interac
  61. Profile photo of Hedanito
    Hedanito Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 5:19 am
    How is this practical?
  62. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 5:37 am
    Bet it takes up a lot of resources...
  63. Profile photo of bombaytech
    bombaytech Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 6:39 am
    Soooo it`s the same technology that`s already been made for the next generation of video game consoles (except the consoles will do it with the entire body)
  64. Profile photo of YLE
    YLE Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 7:22 am
    i have the sudden urge to watch Tom & Jerry now
  65. Profile photo of evilmonkey
    evilmonkey Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 7:34 am
    gonna agree...more expensive than a pooty mouse and not super practical especially seeing as I imagine this could malfunction quite easily.
  66. Profile photo of Lord_Jereth
    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
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    July 18, 2010 at 8:28 am
    Looks like the latency on this thing is terrible. Can you imagine playing an FPS online with this thing?

    Laaaaag!!!11 Th1s suxxors!!!111! *rage quit*

    8-) LJ
  67. Profile photo of Flashbomb7
    Flashbomb7 Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2010 at 8:52 am
    Good ol` Tom and Jerry.
  68. Profile photo of Llave
    Llave Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:10 am
    it`s a bit...useless.
  69. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2010 at 11:11 am
    They forgot about the little wheel that lets you scroll up and down pages. It is useless.
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    PfulHouse Male 30-39
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    July 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    I laugh at all of you whom are believing this.
  71. Profile photo of cjap2011
    cjap2011 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    I`ll stick to a normal mouse.
  72. Profile photo of GeFeldz
    GeFeldz Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    Whoa, the input lag, the humanity...
  73. Profile photo of intrigid
    intrigid Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    Wow. That`s crappy.
  74. Profile photo of Davek1013
    Davek1013 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    Ok, its a prototype.. and actually could be a nice replacement for a laptops touchpad.

    people are likely going to still want to use physical mice, because even if this were polished a computer mouse would likely be more comfortable. But i know im not the only one who isnt a huge fan of the touchpads included on most laptops and this could become a nice replacement to that when you`re on the go.
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    zacxta1 Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    if only :P
  76. Profile photo of SuperNerdFTW
    SuperNerdFTW Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    My guess is that they just took a video of the screen with the mouse, then played it full screen while mimicking the motions of the mouse -.-
  77. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2010 at 12:48 am
    hopefully its not aimed at your hand when youre wankin otherwise you might cause your computer to crash XD
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    travis35911 Male 13-17
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    July 19, 2010 at 5:33 am
    Wouldn`t an invisible mouse be easy to lose?
  79. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2010 at 5:54 am
    no. this wont go far. at all.

    It looks as accurat as a mousepad. which imo is not very accurat. i would miss the physical mouse really fast and just immidiatly feel like it was a waste of money.
  80. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    July 19, 2010 at 7:45 am
    I like my mouse just fine.
  81. Profile photo of NexusLetum
    NexusLetum Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Who uses their laptop on an open, uncluttered space often enough that they could actually support the laser field? I know I don`t. I`m either crammed on tiny school desks or sitting on the couch with it (ZOMG) in my lap.

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