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Interlink's incarnation of the computer mouse doesn't need to be moved across a desktop. In fact, it doesn't even need to be connected by a cable.

The device is based on the company's patented Force Sensing Resistortechnology, a 0.0012-inch-thick sensor that translates pressure on the mouse button into signals that are sent to a microcontroller to drive cursor direction and speed.

The RemotePoint(TM) mouse features four programmable buttons, so you can set a whole string of mouse commands automatically--from launching a favorite software program, to running through a slide presentation, to entering in a slew of keystroke commands.

Interlink is making its sensing technology available to OEMs. One idea in the works: a super remote control that will combine the TV/VCR/CD universal remote with the functions of a computer mouse, for the expected convergence of computing, cable, and the Internet.

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