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Is There Such A Mouse?


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#1 missmuffit47

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:19 AM

I want to buy a new mouse that is wireless, battery free, but most importantly a mouse I can use on my knee as opposed to a mat, is there such a product and if so any websites address's please? :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 10:02 AM

You wont be able to get a wireless and battery less mouse, its either or im afraid, a wireless mouse needs battery power to transmit the signals back to the reciever, best bet is get some rechargable batterys or a mouse with a docking station.


You may want to look at getting a TRACKBALL mouse if you want to be able to use it on your knee but apart from that i wouldnt say it was any use to try
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 10:18 AM

Thanks Steve
I looked at the trackball mouse it looks fine and if I can use it on my knee (thats right?) I think it may be a good option.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 11:28 AM

Yeh u basically move the ball about instead of moving the mouse on the mouse pad, might take ya a couple of days to get use to it but from experience id say there better.

Same price as what you'd pay for a decent normal mouse aswell
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:05 PM

I'll admit when I first read your post I had to chuckle, Wireless and no batteries?? There is such an animal in developement
http://www.inhabitat.com/
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If you don't mind me asking, is operating with your knees because of a disability or you simply have too much to do with only 2 hands? :thumbsup:
Most trackballs, the ball is somewhat reccessed where making contact might be difficult. These 2 models have an over-sized ball that sits right on top. The only problem is the ball is not "captured". If you position it more than horizontal, the ball will drop out
I use the first one myself and love it
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:33 PM

haha that was a bit of an intresting read, not to sure on the outcome but will be intresting to see the results after the trials, i think i shall however be sticking with my batteries until i can have a dual touch screen monitor :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:05 PM

Wireless, but uses batteries. Logitech V200.
Energizer Lithiums last a very long time.
Works on the couch, floor, leg, just about any surface that is not reflective.

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/business...&cl=roeu,en

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 05:18 PM

To tell the truth, I'm using a Logitech MX 400 mouse on my knee right now. It's a lazer mouse rather than optical, so it performs better on uneven surfaces. It is wired though.

Still, you might want too look into a lazer mouse if a trackball doesn't sound appealing.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:53 PM

I used to use a Trackman Marble with my Compaq presario R3000 and played MMORPG ( Mass Multi Online Role Playing Games {think Everquest}) games while laying in bed. I placed the trackball on my bed with my arm at my side and the laptop on a chiller pad on a pillow on my lap. Played for 36 hours straight with a few naps while I was crafting. This is the latest incarnation.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:47 AM

This is the latest incarnation.


That looks quite comfortable to fit around the hand rather than some others on the market
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:59 AM

I want to buy a new mouse that is wireless, battery free, but most importantly a mouse I can use on my knee as opposed to a mat, is there such a product and if so any websites address's please? :thumbsup:


Logitech has a wireless mouse that is rechargeable. So, it actually is wireless without regular batteries. It's small enough to use on your knee. It is usually located in the notebook/laptop section of computer stores. A dongle connects to the computer to accept the signal from the mouse. The mouse is recharged using a wire; the wire is removed once the mouse is charged.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:24 PM

Hi

I use this mouse when I connect my laptop to my tv. It takes a while to get used to with it being so different. It doesn't match your description but I think it will be perfect for where you want to use it.

It is called 'The Fish'
I am on a handheld device right now so I can't post a direct link but it shout appear in google by typing 'fish mouse'

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