Swiftpoint mouse held like a pen, sits on your palmrest

The addition of multi-touch gestures has improved notebook touchpads by leaps and bounds in the last few years. However, even the best touchpads struggle to match the precision of a proper mouse. Finding a decent surface on which to use a mobile mouse can be a problem, but that doesn’t faze a new critter from Swiftpoint, which is designed to use your notebook’s palmrest as a tracking surface.

According to this review over at Engadget, the Swiftpoint mouse works rather well. Although it’s far too small to be cradled in one’s hand, the three-finger, pen-style grip reportedly feels comfortable. Engadget was particularly impressed with the scroll wheel, which can be activated with one’s finger or by tilting the mouse to one side and rolling up and down the palmrest.

Swiftpoint ships the mouse with a magnetic sticker that anchors the rotent to your palmrest while you’re typing. A magnet also secures the mouse to its USB receiver for charging. Impressively, Swiftpoint claims that it takes just 30 seconds to fill the battery with an hour’s worth of juice.

The Swiftpoint mouse currently sells for $70 online, making it a fair bit pricier than most mobile alternatives. If you’re stuck with a lousy touchpad and often find yourself without a suitable mousing surface, though, this might be just what the doctor ordered. A version of the Swiftpoint mouse is planned for lefties, too.

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    • Trymor
    • 9 years ago

    Man, it better be Friday!

    Try

    • Trymor
    • 9 years ago

    Doh!

    • eitje
    • 9 years ago

    what is a rotent?

      • ludi
      • 9 years ago

      An order of mammals characterized by continuously growing upper and lower incisors, when pronounced with a thick Scottish accent.

        • eitje
        • 9 years ago

        I thought it could have been a pun on the fact that it’s a mouse which rotates.

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    So it’s impressive that you are sitting idle for ~2-4 minutes a day doing nothing but waiting for your toy to chargeg{

      • The Dark One
      • 9 years ago

      I was hoping it meant that the first hour’s-worth of charge would only take 30 seconds. I wonder how much space the battery (or capacitor) takes up.

        • Trymor
        • 9 years ago

        I am under the impression that the ‘1 hours worth of charge in 30 seconds’ is there to assure people that if the mouse dies after however long the full-charge runtime is, they will not be stuck without a mouse, and they can plan a longer charge time sometime in the next hour or less (i.e. lunchtime, suppertime, etc.).

        Wow, what a long sentence. Heck with it, it’s Friday…heh.

        Try

      • Trymor
      • 9 years ago

      l[<2-4 minutes a day doing nothing<]l You mean a person can't use the trackpad that is sitting right there for those 2-4 minutes? Try

      • dmjifn
      • 9 years ago

      I suppose it can charge while I’m going to lunch, going to the soda machine, going to the restroom, reading a long web page or PDF, getting a printout, attending a status meeting, typing an email, interviewing a user about a bug, tracking down the DBA, etc.

      Admittedly, that’s in theory. It would be really annoying if I was in the middle of something and it just died. But in theory it could be fine.

    • Drive
    • 9 years ago

    USB Finger Mouse is the most famous in my country and it as useless as Swiftpoint mouse
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      • jap0nes
      • 9 years ago

      What if it was white and had a bitten apple on it?

        • [TR]
        • 9 years ago

        Best. Original. Tech. Ever!

          • highlandr
          • 9 years ago

          No no, it would be Revolutionary and Magical at an Amazing price!

        • Sargent Duck
        • 9 years ago

        All bow down to Steve, creator and master of the iswift!

          • sweatshopking
          • 9 years ago

          what a bunch of haters you people are. seriously. grow up.

            • BiffStroganoffsky
            • 9 years ago

            Hit a spot for you did they? Lighten up…have a brew or something and chill.

            • Trymor
            • 9 years ago

            Everyone believes
            In how they think it ought to be
            Everyone believes
            And they’re not going easily

            Belief is a beautiful armor
            But makes for the heaviest sword
            Like punching under water
            You never can hit who you’re trying for

            Some need the exhibition
            And some have to know they tried
            It’s the chemical weapon
            For the war that’s raging on inside

            Everyone believes
            From emptiness to everything
            Everyone believes
            And no ones going quietly

            We’re never gonna win the world
            We’re never gonna stop the war
            We’re never gonna beat this
            If belief is what we’re fighting for

            What puts a hundred thousand children in the sand
            Belief can
            Belief can
            What puts the folded flag inside his mother’s hand
            Belief can
            Belief can

            —————–
            – John Mayer

            • ludi
            • 9 years ago

            Merry Friday to you, too.

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