Canon crossbreeds mouse with adder
Canon has been busy genetically splicing technology and has released a computer mouse that doubles up as a calculator. Behold the X Mark I Mouse.
While the Bluetooth 2.0 device includes three mouse buttons and laser tracking, this one can also be used for calculations - as well as providing a numeric keypad, eliminating need for über-long keyboards and freeing up valuable desk space in the process.
I can't quite decide whether it's genius or madness, but either way this accessory is pretty cool. It's not often you get to announce your mouse can say boobies when you turn it upside down.
The Canon X Mark I mouse is available for £35, or less if you shop around. ®
Canon's next product:
A keyboard that is also a typewriter.
Burn it now
So just when did Canon hire Alan Sugar as new product innovator? Any way they could jam an alarm clock and AM/FM radio into it at the same time? The screen isn't even a nice high res OLED display suitable for displaying arbitrary stuff... it's just a bog standard LCD matrix straight from the 80's. URGH.
Why the anger
Where in the article does it say you'll be forced by law to buy one?
So why the high blood pressure?
It's a mouse with a built in calculator, quite a neat idea really. It doesn't have margin & tax functions, so not for me, but too many buttons would have made it to big, so it does what most people want.
You guys are such bitches.
This is brilliant.
It does need a clock, though. And maybe a thermometer. And some seashells. And "Greetings from Blackpool" painted on the front...
no calc please
Id take one without the calculator bit