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Ernest
11-10-2009, 01:59 PM
Finally, a mouse with a barely acceptable number of buttons! 18 buttons, all of them with double-click functionality and three modes, plus a joystick. It has scroll wheel, profiles for custom settings in 63 different applications, adjustable resolution, and the configuration is open source.

http://www.openofficemouse.com/pr110609.html

shrox
11-10-2009, 02:02 PM
Madness. Two buttons and scroll wheel/third button is enough for me.

probiner
11-10-2009, 02:15 PM
Does anyone here uses Tablet shortcuts or keeps using the keyboard shortcuts? ^^

looks more like a console pad than a mouse to point and click.

Macros are very good though.

But seriously, it looks like in the future they want you to do something else with the other hand... (not that.... ooohh cmon...)

Titus
11-10-2009, 02:17 PM
How about the 40-button mouse?

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/11/10/the-original-40-butt.html

OnlineRender
11-10-2009, 04:19 PM
how do you think Mac user feel like ........................... inadequate :D

shrox
11-10-2009, 04:23 PM
how do you think Mac user feel like ........................... inadequate :D

I don't think I ever seen a Mac in experimental projects like robots or vehicles. Always PCs, usually a laptop too!

Tom Wood
11-10-2009, 04:28 PM
Why not just put a motion detector under the keyboard and shove that around?

OnlineRender
11-10-2009, 04:32 PM
Why not just put a motion detector under the keyboard and shove that around?

Because it would make you KEY SICK ...

thanks I'm here all night :D

OnlineRender
11-11-2009, 01:13 PM
bumped /\ because that was just damn funny ! /\

Tom Wood
11-11-2009, 01:49 PM
Okay, I LOLed...

IMI
11-11-2009, 02:16 PM
I've actually DE-volved as far as mousies go. I used to use those Logitech Revolution meeses with all the programmable buttons and swear by them but now I'm back to a plain old Microsoft three button optical mouse.

All those shortcuts are better on the keyboard anyway. I have a Logitech G11 that has 18 programmable buttons in 3 different modes (for a total of 54 possibilities) that can be used to open programs, create macros or just map multi-key shortcuts to one key. Pretty much anything you want. Much simpler, IMO, having all that on the keyboard than on the mouse.

Matt
11-11-2009, 02:20 PM
What an ugly POS

IMI
11-11-2009, 07:25 PM
What an ugly POS

Don't hold back Matt, say what you really think. :D

JMCarrigan
11-11-2009, 09:17 PM
Why not just put a motion detector under the keyboard and shove that around?

LOL. Now I'M amused.

Sande
11-12-2009, 02:26 AM
Haha, is that for real? What a disaster. :D

Nangleator
11-12-2009, 01:15 PM
Macro support... One button for Set Value X=0, Delete, Mirror X... One button for Cut, Toggle Background, Paste... One button for Save All Objects, Save Scene, F9...

You could save some serious time. Almost as much time as it would take to set up the mouse and memorize all the keys.

IMI
11-12-2009, 01:26 PM
True, but to me that thing looks terribly uncomfortable. Hurts me just looking at it. I'd like to see an Xray of someone's fingers after a year of using that 8 hours a day. ;)
I can do all that on my G11 keyboard anyway, in addition to saving and loading profiles for infinite combinations, and no pain involved. ;)

geothefaust
11-12-2009, 01:40 PM
It's an interesting idea, but if it's not ergonomic... Count me out. :)


I only use a wacom these days, I don't even know where my mouse is.

Nangleator
11-12-2009, 01:42 PM
... set up the mouse and memorize all the keys.
And once you're used to it, you go to any other computer and you don't know LightWave any more. Or PhotoShop. Or Office.

probiner
11-12-2009, 10:29 PM
I don't know about this one, but in my cheap mouse, the macros and mouse config is downloaded to the On-board Memory in the mouse, so doesn't matter where you put it the configs are there :P

If theres a repetitive taks you do all times this is great. In my case you dont have a button for each. I can enter a draw mode, and with the draw i make it runs a task.
So with 1 one button i can have 16 diff tasks. Only makes sense to do more than keyboard shortcuts.

Cheers

OnlineRender
11-13-2009, 02:30 AM
Asda (wal-mart) $6 Mouse - with rectractable usb connection . 3 buttons & mdl scroller .

Works a charm ,super sensitive .

lwaddict
11-13-2009, 08:04 AM
Ergonomics, ugly appearance, too complicated...blah blah blah people.

I'm ashamed to know you all.

Who's going to get to the nitty gritty and pose the real questions here?

That's right, I'll ask because you're all afraid to.

"What flavors are the Pez candies that come outta that piece of c%$p?"

or

"Is it biodegradable? Because I don't want our children's futures haunted by piles of unused 40 button mice (ie "Screamers)"