Sunday, February 3rd 2008

Lite-On Introduces a Moldable Mouse That Can Take Any Shape

Lite-On has unveiled its Moldable Mouse that can be molded to any shape users prefer. It is made of non-toxic lightweight modeling clay, covered with nylon and polyurethane blend fabric, and can be shaped to fit any hand. Once molded, it keeps its shape until you are ready to reshape again. The stick-on buttons and scroll-wheel can be added to any location you like, and the device communicates via RFID. The Moldable Mouse is still in the concept stage, but it has already won a Red Dot design award. If it makes it to production, it will be good news for lefties, carpal-tunnelers and Gadget Lab editors alike.

Source: Engadget
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20 Comments on Lite-On Introduces a Moldable Mouse That Can Take Any Shape

#1
LiNKiN
Staff
Wow this is a neat concept in certain aspects.....and could possibly carry over to other input devices or peripherals. Interesting possibilities if it could be even further evolved.....imagine switching from a mouse to a keyboard, gamepad, or joystick on the fly. Although I know it would be much more complicated than that. If all else fails, it will be like the days of youth and Play-Doh.
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#2
tigger
I'm the only one
Now theres an interesting mod competition,possibly.:D
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#3
panchoman
Sold my stars!
WWWWWWOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW what a concept!

clay has been around for ages and so has wireless technology... finally someone came along and put the 2 things together! i know peeps that buy small mice and use clay and the like to mod the mouse to their hands..
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GSG-9
by: panchoman
WWWWWWOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW what a concept!

clay has been around for ages and so has wireless technology... finally someone came along and put the 2 things together! i know peeps that buy small mice and use clay and the like to mod the mouse to their hands..
I guess if it was so obvious one of you geniuses should have a got a patent on it. Christ.
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#5
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
must... have...


that's a great and innovative idea.
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#6
spectre440
that is so fucking cool...

i want one.
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#7
tigger
I'm the only one
Are each of the buttons a small rfid device? if not how do the moveable buttons work?
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#8
Corrosion
how does it "keep its shape" until u need to remold it?
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#10
Black Panther
Senior Moderatorâ„¢
Bet we'll be seeing some 'original' mouse shapes at lanparties... :D
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#11
Triprift
What a clever idea instead of the usual bog standard design.
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#12
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
that would be awesome! i like a "big" mouse so i can make it fit my hand perfect!
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#13
imperialreign
by: GSG-9
I guess if it was so obvious one of you geniuses should have a got a patent on it. Christ.
patents are not cheap to obtain


neat idea for a mouse though - but, I wonder how pliable that modeling clay will be in 6 months
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#14
zatblast
someone had a really amazing thought, and followed through with it... anyways
w:eek:w
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#16
DaJMasta
Nifty :p






I don't know how It would work in terms of how well it glides... and it may be a bit heavy for a mouse, but it's definitely got promise.
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#17
JacKz5o
by: tigger69
Are each of the buttons a small rfid device? if not how do the moveable buttons work?
Most likely the buttons and the scroll wheel are also RFID just like the mouse itself.
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#18
qwerty_lesh
this should include some kind of plastic base or something so the mouldable part wont get so dirty from the surface its used on, i wonder how it tracks te cursors movement, from the buttons? from the scroll wheel maybe???
cool idea tho
maybe some decent brands will adopt this concept if it takes off
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Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: qwerty_lesh
this should include some kind of plastic base or something so the mouldable part wont get so dirty from the surface its used on, i wonder how it tracks te cursors movement, from the buttons? from the scroll wheel maybe???
cool idea tho
maybe some decent brands will adopt this concept if it takes off
it looks like the clay is contained within some sort of rubber...
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