Japanese geek trio blow up mice
The inflatable input device
For the traveller, a mouse's bulk makes it a difficult peripheral to pack. Now some Japanese designers have come up with a flat-pack design.
The Jellyclick mouse: just a load of hot air?
The trio’s Jellyclick mouse is inflatable and... er... that’s about it. It can be rolled or folded to sit inside your shirt pocket or chucked into your laptop bag.
Jellyclick’s designers say they designed the concept mouse with an emphasis on portability. Because, while miniature mice are already available, they aren’t very easy to use compared to a full-size wireless rodent.
No information’s provided about how it actually works - well, it is still a concept. But, the designers should get full marks for creativity.
@Martin - you're way to late
By about 25 years....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingermouse
First? I hope so. It is printed so I keep the rights to:
The fingermouse! You slide a cap over your finger with a usb connection to the computer and voila!
Spell-check didn't find this word in the dictionary so it must be new!
$400 fine for anyone using 'fingermouse' in any form! It is still concept but I am sure I can provide a viable version in the near future.
Ah, yes Charlie. Mine is the one with the dead-mouse smell and no, you can't smell my finger!
Our cat likes to play with mice, she brings them into the shower cubicle in warmer months because they can't escape up the slippery sides (I've watched before now). Plenty of half-eaten ones outside at the moment though, saves on buying catfood. I've yet to see her blow one up though, alive or dead. The computer mouse just gets sat on, usually while I've got my hand on it, which makes using the PC a trifle difficult. Anyway, an inflatable one would probably get punctured by a claw.