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Video: Enter the Smartmouse
5/16/2013

The Ego! Smartmouse.   (Source: Laura Sapiens)
The Ego! Smartmouse.
(Source: Laura Sapiens)

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Pubudu
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Re: Smartmouse
Pubudu   5/18/2013 1:43:33 PM
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Cabe Thanks for the interesting article.

"and the ability to seamlessly switch from one computer to another with the same mouse"

What if there is a two computers close by?

Cadman-LT
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Cadman-LT   5/17/2013 9:47:33 PM
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I like the Leap as well, but I need a new mouse anyways and I think this could almost be both. Plus, as I said, I have always wanted a mouse to wave around. Also, I have a lot of computers and the fact that I could use it on all of them is a huge plus.

Cadman-LT
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Re: Smartmouse
Cadman-LT   5/17/2013 9:34:56 PM
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Cabe, as far as the security features, I wouldn't use them anyway. What I like is the Wii-remote style use of it. I have always wanted a mouse I could use in the air like that. Every time I pick up my wireless mouse I want to wave it around! I want this mouse. Thanks for the article.

Debera Harward
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Debera Harward   5/17/2013 4:29:50 PM
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Ahan very interesting, uptill now i have only heard of smartphones but this is the first time i came across smartmouse its an excellent/portable technology. I guess it will make lifes easier for the gadgets freaks as they will just need to carry one smartmouse and  it will  fullfill majority of their requirements . I am confused regarding security i mean can smartmouse be locked the sameway as smartphone when stolen ?

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Smartmouse
Cabe Atwell   5/17/2013 4:28:34 PM
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I think the mouse has lasted so long due to fatigue. I used a pen style interface... it is as tiring as writing. I used Kinect on a PC... arms in the air can be tiring. I use tablets and phones... moving arms and fingers around bring the same thing.

The mouse on the other hand, my hand and arm just lay there. Only small movements are needed to perform a task. I think the new HMIs are battling a behemoth for the mainstream.

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Smartmouse
apresher   5/17/2013 3:50:21 PM
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Cabe,  I realize there are new innovations in this area.  What's surprising is how the humble mouse has maintained its position over a very long period of time.  Efficiency of movement is tough to beat, and low cost.

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   5/17/2013 3:09:47 PM
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Elizabeth and Apresher,

If you haven't noticed, there is a big push happening in the HMI section of tech. With devices like 3D mice, Leap Motion's 3D sensor, and Microsoft's Kinect, we are poised to see new ways of interfacing with our devices of PCs. Nothing has really taken off much past the mouse besides the capacitive touchscreen.

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Security concerns
Cabe Atwell   5/17/2013 3:04:27 PM
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Unauthorized computer use is always an issue, even without this mouse. I think security should always be applied. The real problem is someone might just steal the mouse!

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Mydesign
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Security concerns
Mydesign   5/17/2013 3:42:19 AM
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"Some additional software-related features include: quick device-pairing via smartmouse camera and onscreen QR code, automatic login and access to favorite websites, and immediate access to cloud account upon connection."

cabe, from user point of view all such features are good and appreciable. But would you think it can maintain the security too? I mean unauthorized usage of the device by third parties.



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apresher   5/16/2013 4:13:02 PM
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Excellent video. Interesting that more hasn't been done in development of better smarter devices such as this. Will be interesting to watch.

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