Have you ever wished you had easier access to a calculator when using your PC? Do you do a lot of numeric work of a laptop? If the answer to either one of these questions is yes then Canon might have finally developed the product for you.
This lovely little device is a mouse with a built-in calculator. While the idea might seem a little silly to some, it certainly has merit. Instead of having to load the built-in calculator of Windows, or move your hand from the mouse to use a calculator on your desktop, you can simply back away the numbers that you want to calculate right on your mouse-calculator combination.
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This is no cheaply made device either, it's a precision laser mouse and a great way to reduce desktop clutter. You don't for instance need to be using your mouse when working out a calculation, so why have two devices?
This is a product destined for a niche market, especially given that most people will be concerned what happens when they're constantly pressing buttons while using it as a mouse. For some people though this is an excellent and inventively simple solution to a problem that's plagued the PC for the last twenty years.
There does not seem to be a lock key to block the pad from sending keys to the calculator all the time which seems like an oversight. Plus, it is not really clear how comfortable the pad is for your hand when you are using the mouse. Is the surface smooth like on regular mice?
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