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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?

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Re: Smartmouse
Pubudu   5/18/2013 1:49:46 PM
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Cabe, is this in the market for sale or still in the research level? If it is in the market what will e the retail price and where I can buy this mouse. 

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far911   5/19/2013 9:13:26 AM
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This is mighty impressive stuff. The features that really caught my eye is the VGA camera for authentication. I'm concerned about the price range of something this sophisticated though. They should make it affordable for the masses.

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Re: Security concerns
Mydesign   5/23/2013 12:50:32 AM
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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!"

Cabe, exactly and I meant the same.

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Re: Smartmouse
Ann R. Thryft   5/28/2013 4:03:41 PM
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I agree with your list, Cabe. Except I have "graduated" from the mouse to the trackpad, at least on an Apple, which is far superior for everything except the cut-and-paste movements required in editing copy. I still need a mouse for that.

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Re: Smartmouse
Cabe Atwell   5/30/2013 12:16:55 AM
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Cadman,

Although a novel way of interfacing, I find using the Wii to be tiring – especially if I am tired.

I couldn't see hapless cubical workers wanting to tire themselves out with something like this.

I believe there are Wiimote hacks/mod that let them be used on a PC, ever try?

C

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Re: Smartmouse
Cabe Atwell   5/30/2013 12:22:44 AM
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Pubudu,

The mouse it up for pre-order right now. First deliveries are expected in June. So, head over there today and support their cause!

I would assume the between computers connectivity has a lot to do with device pairing. Microsoft Research did some work in this area. Perhaps exactly what the Ego Mouse uses.

C

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Pubudu   5/30/2013 12:54:30 PM
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Cabe, if this is introduced with a low price range it will be popularize with no time

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Cabe Atwell   6/11/2013 4:25:36 PM
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Pubudu,

It is already out. And it is at the $80 USD price point. It is almost 25% the cost of a Playstation 4, to put it into perspective. Do you think it is priced right?


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Pubudu   6/14/2013 1:27:14 PM
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Cabe, when compared with play station its reasonable, still I feel it is expensive to penetrate the market. I thought that it would be less than 50$.

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