Elecom's Sensor-Shifted Mouse Controls "Like a Pen"

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Gameaholic1337

of the razor diamondback says "It’s also worth mentioning that the Diamondback’s sensor is actually in
the proper place—under your knuckles, not under your palm. You don’t have to move your entire arm to get good mouse movement; a flick of the wrist will suffice."

It seems to me that having the sensor closer to the top of the mouse would make for easier horizontal movement but may slow down vertical mousing.  Personally, you can have my Logitech G5 v2 when you pry it out of my cold dead hands.   I just wish it came in a different color than blue.  

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tbui02721

Maybe their directing it for gamers, "Better Accuracy" can you use a tablet for games? that would be interesting :)

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Trooper_One

I applaud the innovation and recognition for human factors, but why not just get a digital pen and pad? 

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nsk chaos

this is a cheaper alternative for ppl who like to work with mice and wanna save an extra usb port

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Hamerlock

I can see where they are going with this. If you don't get it, try this. Take a pen and grip it in between your ring and middle finger, lay that hand flat on a piece of paper then try and write your name. That's what its like using a conventional mouse where the pointing reference is in the center of your palm. Moving the pointing reference out closer to your fingers makes it more "like" you are using a pen. It is not a pen or stylus nor do i think this is meant to replace those. They are just trying to make a better mouse.

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yogurt80

+1

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MrNaPaLm32

I don't get it.

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AntiHero

I second this...anyone ever heard of a stylus and tablet? Worth the money, i have one. Now that feels like a pen and paper, the pen sends a signal relative to where you are on the tablet.

 

I don't like Microsoft, I just associate with it.

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yogurt80

Sorry- I intended this to be here:

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AttilaTheHunk

It will feel like a "pen on paper" if it actually holds like a pen, and that's what pen tablets are for. I think the off center sensor is a gimmick because we rely more on cursor movements in relation to hand/wrist movement not finger when using a mouse.

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comptech08

idk it does make some since.  I do have better accuracy when the pen i am using is to the left of my hand (closest to my thumb)  then i would if i held the pen in between my middle and ring finger.  But does this apply to mice?  I have never thought nor tried this idea.  So I guess the only way to actaully know is to try it, but i don't want to buy it to try it.

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KaylaKaze

Either clever marketing or retarded engineers. If you have to move the whole unit, it doesn't matter where the sensor is.

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