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Philips puts a touchpad on a mouse, laughs maniacally

Philips puts a touchpad on a mouse, laughs maniacally
Joseph L. Flatley
Joseph L. Flatley|September 12, 2009 11:21 AM
Philips couldn't decide whether you asked for a Bluetooth mouse, a USB mouse, or a touchpad, so it Frankensteined all three together. What can we say about aptly named "Bluetooth notebook mouse SPM9800/10?" Well, if you need a Bluetooth mouse, you can use it like a Bluetooth mouse. If the juice runs out, plug it in via USB and you have a USB mouse and recharge the batteries. But the feature that most differentiates this from other, how we say, 'mash-ups,' is that the click wheel has been replaced with a 360°TouchControl sensor, which is essentially a touchpad on the top of the thing. That's right: lift this thing off the table and use the touchpad to move around on the screen. PowerPoint has never been this sexy! Hits the scene in select European markets soon for about $80.

Update: USB cable is for charging only. Odd, we know.

[Via Engadget China]