The mouse 2.0

The mouse (first one ever displayed below) has been around since the first PCs hit the market and it hasn’t really changed much.

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Now 2 German students sat down and started to think about how to improve the mouse and they came up with this prototype.

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The roll of your mouse slows down, giving files the feeling weight based on the size of their contents. Depending on how much a given file has been used the mouse starts to breathe.

Check out the video. An interesting thing I thought is that they brought back the mouse ball – remember those – always clogging up with dust?!?

DataBot Mouse from Jan Barth on Vimeo.

 

They also dreamed up a hard drive concept which expands and contracts based on the amount of space being used up.

DataBot Harddrive from Roman Grasy on Vimeo.

 

Pretty cool concepts, I am just not sure how useful they would be.

Let me know what you think.

@maniac13

One Response to The mouse 2.0

  1. Ben Reierson says:

    There have been several force-feedback mice over the years. Not sure why they didn’t just use one of those.

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