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Canon Announces New Desktop Accessories for Today's Business Professionals

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Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has strengthened the X Mark I series of products today with the launch of two new desktop business accessories, the X Mark I Mouse Lite and the X Mark I Keypad. Designed with input from Canon's Camera design team, these sleek and stylish products are the ideal extension to a laptop's standard keyboard, helping to improve overall work efficiency for business professionals working remotely.

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not a bad idea if it give numberpad functionality back to the laptops. fn key gets annoying.
 
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If by 'business professionals' they mean 'retards and comparably handicapped coffee lounge attention whores who have enough money to buy a calculator they do not need, but do want, because they are weak and undisciplined citizens who should be ashamed of themselves for not knowing how to use a computer's built-in calculator to 'write their book'', as it were.
 

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It's not just a calculator, it's a bluetooth NUM pad. For notebooks and desktop keyboards that lack it.
 
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But what about ergonomy? If you molest a mouse eight or nine hours a day, it better be damn comfortable. Doesn't say anything about that, nor does it look very comfortable.
 

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But what about ergonomy? If you molest a mouse eight or nine hours a day, it better be damn comfortable. Doesn't say anything about that, nor does it look very comfortable.
I think its designers assumed that most people use the "claw" mouse grip.
 
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I think its designers assumed that most people use the "claw" mouse grip.
...they also seem to assume people right klick with their index finger...
 
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Terrible idea. Those mice are going to get so nasty with sweat, dirt from hands, and dead skin...just gonna be gross. Not to mention that every OS comes with a calculator built in. Even phones. Now if you are going for the keypad approach for laptops without the pad, or Mac users, that works. But still...gonna turn nasty in time. The other keypad they have there is much more useful for that.
 
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that's what baby wipes are for.

would be cool for RTS players too i guess... all the group keys right there at your mouse hand.
 
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If by 'business professionals' they mean 'retards and comparably handicapped coffee lounge attention whores who have enough money to buy a calculator they do not need, but do want, because they are weak and undisciplined citizens who should be ashamed of themselves for not knowing how to use a computer's built-in calculator to 'write their book'', as it were.
LOL you don't like calculator or ppl using them? lol made my day


wow its t he mouse week? lol trying to make a new revolution? TIPS: i ait gona be mouses!
 
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And the winner of "The Most Buttons on a Mouse" goes to.....X Mark 1 Mouse.
 
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My concern is it would be uncomfortable.
 

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...they also seem to assume people right klick with their index finger...
... i do that. :(

EDIT: Scratch that, i was thinking about the middle finger.
 
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...they also seem to assume people right klick with their index finger...
I do (probably most people do unknowningly), unless I have to hold left mouse-down and click right-mouse.

The mouse looks too flat and long. I doubt I'd like it at all.
 
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LOL you don't like calculator or ppl using them? lol made my day


wow its t he mouse week? lol trying to make a new revolution? TIPS: i ait gona be mouses!
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I do (probably most people do unknowningly), unless I have to hold left mouse-down and click right-mouse.

The mouse looks too flat and long. I doubt I'd like it at all.
i tried it for a sec, just felt weird. I always have my index finger on the left button and middle on the right button. My mousing skills have lower latency than yours!
 
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...they also seem to assume people right klick with their index finger...
that's just marketing, they couldn't have the lady cover up the all too important logo on the left click.
 
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If by 'business professionals' they mean 'retards and comparably handicapped coffee lounge attention whores who have enough money to buy a calculator they do not need, but do want, because they are weak and undisciplined citizens who should be ashamed of themselves for not knowing how to use a computer's built-in calculator to 'write their book'', as it were.
Hello Captain. I haven't noticed you on the forum before, so please accept my belated welcome albeit 9 months late. Healthy cynicism is welcome. This product is about as useful as a calculator-air-freshener accessory in a 4x4 pickup. Yes, it has function. No, it is a stupid accessory.

Canon, fail. You have just diluted your brand franchise value. I was on the fence between buying a Canon printer and an HP printer. With this nonsense product you are marketing, it has helped me decide on the HP printer. I was also thinking about getting a Canon DSLR. But now I will go with a Nikon. I don't want a calculator on my DSLR just like I dont want a calculator on my 4x4 pickup or my mouse or my camera. Thank you.
 
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Hello Captain. I haven't noticed you on the forum before, so please accept my belated welcome albeit 9 months late. Healthy cynicism is welcome. This product is about as useful as a calculator-air-freshener accessory in a 4x4 pickup. Yes, it has function. No, it is a stupid accessory.

Canon, fail. You have just diluted your brand franchise value. I was on the fence between buying a Canon printer and an HP printer. With this nonsense product you are marketing, it has helped me decide on the HP printer. I was also thinking about getting a Canon DSLR. But now I will go with a Nikon. I don't want a calculator on my DSLR just like I dont want a calculator on my 4x4 pickup or my mouse or my camera. Thank you.
Good luck with your crappier printer! :p
 
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that's what baby wipes are for.

would be cool for RTS players too i guess... all the group keys right there at your mouse hand.
Nah, doesn't work after awhile. My MX518 just gets worse due to the glossy top. For some reason it attracts stuff better than my older MX500. Even the sides of it where the thumb rest is, is now worn smooth by the fingers. My MX500 with the same basic feel doesn't have this either.
 
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Nah, doesn't work after awhile. My MX518 just gets worse due to the glossy top. For some reason it attracts stuff better than my older MX500. Even the sides of it where the thumb rest is, is now worn smooth by the fingers. My MX500 with the same basic feel doesn't have this either.
My MX518 has the worn areas around he thumb and pinky finger.
All the black has worn off the Logitech emblem too.
But then I have had this mouse for years.

I also need to clean out the scroll wheel as it is hard to scroll in the mornings.:D

As for the calcumouse, I'm sure it has it's market.
The gimmick people.
There are many consumers out there who will immediately buy something if it is looked at as cool by other gimmick people.
It would be more useful if there is a calculator button lock somewhere on the mouse.