04. 18. 2008
Adjustable optical USB mouse
It really bums me out to see a nice idea being implemented on a piece of outdated technology.
Take this palm-fit adjustable optical USB mouse from USB Fever, for example. It's got a pretty ingenious "lengthening" component that allows the mouse to become up to 16 mm (0.63 inches) longer. This ability to "grow" makes the mouse a compelling choice for travelers who have previously shied away from travel mice because of their diminutive size.
But why a USB mouse? Yeah, it's great that the USB cable is retractable and adjustable "to fit your application" and all that, but it's not 1990 anymore. Cut the cords, people.