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Gigabyte launches dual-purpose Aivia Xenon mouse

By Shawn Knight
Jun 29, 2012
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  1. Gigabyte has introduced the world's first dual-purpose mouse, serving as a traditional pointing device with multi-touch gesture support as well as a touchpad like you would find on a notebook. The Aivia Xenon is able to switch between the two……

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 739   +249

    It's a nice little idea with one major flaw that you haven't pointed out yet. It looks as ergonomic as a house brick.
     
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    ok well THATS cool.

    Lurker, a touchpad isnt supposed to be erganomic...otherwise youd have a heck a time trying to do anything with it.

    Its really not all that uncomfortable id imagine, people are just spoiled
     
  4. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 739   +249

    A touchpad isn't, but a mouse is, and this is meant to serve both roles.
     
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    ok, but as I said, id bet its not that uncomfortable.

    But they could have a flat surface and still change the shape of the sides...IDK why they dont...oh well. Wish I had seen this before I bought my current mouse.
     
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    For a 1000DPI mouse and a 10 meter distance $40 isnt expensive at all. If it was $50+ I'd say it is but thats quite reasonable from what I've dished out for Logitech mice in the past.
     
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    I would want to use both features at once in 3ds max...using the touchpad to rotate the view...*drools*
     
  8. Guess comfort is old fashioned
    Sales Pitch tagline: Do twice as much - half as good.
     

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