By >Akihabara News Team
Asus releases a touch-sensitive optical wireless mouse
With “touch” being a new keyword in human computer interaction these days, Asus was not shy about getting into the game. Yesterday, they released the WX-DL touch sensitive optical wireless mouse. Its round shape differentiates from the Apple Magic Mouse, and most other mice currently on the market. The shape does, however, strike a resemblance to the Mac “puck” mouse that came with the blue and white G3s and the first iMacs.
Those mice proved to be not so great for the wrist, and I replaced mine with a more traditionally shaped oval shaped mouse fairly quickly. That said, the touch revolution is in its infancy, and we may soon find that the round shape that Asus has adopted is just right for our new methods of computing.
Asus’s 2.4GHz WX-DL uses touch sensitive controls and can read some gestures, with the top portion containing multimedia control buttons and the all-aluminum body housing a 1,200DPI laser sensor. It is compatible with Windows systems, from 2000 through to Windows 7 and is available from online vendors for $80.