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“…the Futuremouse is very nicely crafted piece of kit, Christmas-cracker-sized but built like real jewellery.”

Some quotes from Hardware review, Posted 2nd March 2011.

“…the Futuremouse is very nicely crafted piece of kit, Christmas-cracker-sized but built like real jewellery.”

The main focus is not only to make it small but to design it differently so that the diminutive size doesn’t bring on hand cramps.

This is backed up with a 1000dpi resolution, and an optical sensitivity that allows it to be used on any kind of surface, including – if your notebook’s on your knees – over the keyboard itself.

You hold the Futuremouse like a pen, gripping it lightly between your thumb and your craned second finger. The index finger operates the equivalents of the left and right buttons as well as the scroll wheel, which is off to the side on the right. Those are the basics, but there are a couple of ingenious refinements too.

A sensor on the right hand side can optionally be activated to switch off the mouse action when the second finger is lifted. This makes removing the second finger equivalent to lifting the mouse, so that in limited space you’re able to slide the mouse across the surface with just your thumb without moving the mouse pointer.

The other refinement takes advantage of the side mounted scroll wheel. Slightly tilting the mouse to the right allows the scroll wheel to be rolled along the work surface for fast scrolling.

This clever rethink of Doug Englebart’s invention does what it claims, does it well, and is a near-perfect solution for my MSI Wind.

To read the full review on reghardware.com, click here.

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