Normally, a mouse would not really be given much attention. As long as it aids the PC user in the proper interface to be able to perform necessary tasks in the gaming and work sector, nothing else really matters. But this new mouse, the Bella HD mouse seems to offer something different for the avid gamer and graphic editor users.
Bella bills this wireless RF pointing device as an HD Mouse, but its neat trick is not in its 1600 dots-per-inch rez or 3000 frames-per-second response. Aimed at video editors, it gives you gestural control, so when you move your wrist forward and back, or left to right (x and y axis), you can intuitively jog-shuttle through video clips.
Working on Macs and PCs, Bella’s software lets you create 20 presets for each piece of software you’re running, giving you lots of opportunities for customization of its five buttons. With its 20-foot range that can go through walls, we’re thinking of its possibilities with a home theater PC, shuttling through clips to find just the right spot, or programming in a volume control.
Game developers can really improve gaming requirements this time around as suitable interface devices have become more advanced and appealing today. With that in mind, 3Dconnexion introduces the SpacePilot PRO to provide easier access to the power of professional 3D applications, fewer interruptions in the design workflow, and superior comfort.
Specifically, the SpacePilot PRO features a new color LCD Workflow Assistant, second-generation QuickView Navigation technology, Intelligent Function keys, and an improved design for enhanced comfort and control. With better assistance and graphic, you can expect better graphic rendering and output based on the new tools available in the market today such as that of this one by 3Dconnexion.
“3Dconnexion’s 3D mice have rewritten the rules on the way design engineers and professionals interact with 3D environments,” said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. “Our new SpacePilot PRO builds on our market-leading industry experience, delivering the most powerful 3D mouse we’ve ever made. It enables increased performance that ultimately results in better designs, created in less time.”
Touch Screen technology is obviously the new craze as far as providing an alternative interface in the world of PC computing. One day, they may even replace the standard keyboards or mice, two PC components that are needed to enjoy the privileges of using a PC.
At the moment, the real issue is cost. Technology comes with a price and apparently this is one aspect that is the stumbling block of consumers who want to make the jump to new technology. Actually that has always been the case. As far as which technology to use, here is one design that is bound to point us towards that concrete proof of PC interface shifts.
Proposed to be sold as a stand-alone unit the HP LiM (Less is More) concept is set to feature a 19? transparent touch OLED screen along with a wireless keyboard. The touch screen slides down to create a more ergonomic touch experience and easy navigation. It also features a virtual trackpad thus cutting down on mouse costs.
It does seem enticing to look forward to promising tomorrows. But the matter of cost is also another thing to consider. During these times of economic recession, all we can do is wait for economies to improve. If not, all of these will remain concepts and restricted to people who can really afford them.
One thing about computers today, unless you are readily familiar with keystrokes and commands, chances are you will need a mouse to assist you in making the right clicks. But the question of how to maintain a mouse to become useful for a longer period of time remains.
We have seen a lot of mice manufactured by familiar brands like Logitech and A4Tech through the years and while the standard rollover mice have their issues such as soliciting dirt is concerned, the entry of optical mice has so far become a good address towards this problem.
Prior to the optical mouse, other forms of interface such as the trackball had its share of attention but never really made quite an impact. Other than needed to familiarize yourself by using your thumb to move the pointer on your screen, it has some ergonomic issues that may cause your hand to develop some strains in doing so.
So with that said, is the optical mouse really the PC user’s dream? It seems so. But like the ordinary mouse we know, you have to take care of them as well. Be sure not to drop them since they are sensitive. Whether this is by accident or on purpose, it can still be damaged.
There are others who choose to use the traditional mouse. They can simply clean the mouse rollers for it to be competent. But the fact remains that people today want something that has lesser issues. And for the optical mouse, it seems to be the wise choice if you want easier interface with your PC and work-related ventures.