Microsoft Hardware, the unit that makes the company's mice and keyboards, has scheduled a Sept. 9 event in Seattle to unveil its latest product lineup. Today it launched an animation teasing a new product, with the tag line, "Say Goodbye to Laser."
One can only speculate what this could be...
I would have to agree. Windows 7 is putting a large emphasis on touch control, speech recognition ect. Dont think the mouse will die so easily though. How would fps games be played?
I'm going to go on a limb and speculate that it will be a mouse with no trackball and no laser, just using internal gyros so no need to even be on a surface. Maybe this mouse could even be used as a wiimote clone for the PC.
I thought gyros only tracked rotation around an axis.
The Sixaxis sensor for example can detect directional momentum, so it's not farfetched to see the technology in a mouse. This should be a pretty cool announcement.
motion sensing is done via 2 gyro's and accelerometer. That provides all the requirements for 1-1 motion.
Ah ok. The person above me had just mentioned gyros. You'd think you'd require more than one accelerometer. One accelerometer is capable of taking care of 2 axises but wouldn't the third axis still require a second accelerometer? I can understand the gyro's being required for direction angle though.
well they've been talking for a while about infrared motion detection. basically it'll just track your finger movement. so there won't be a physical keyboard. you could easily do the same for a mouse. i'm not sure how'd i'd feel about that for gaming. and i'm just guessing, but we'll see. but i do think it's mouse related.
its their next console and its all going to be digital distrubuted games with no discs and no lasers. their was a console that was expose to come out around the begingin of 2000 that was called the "Dragon" or something along the line of that word. and it was a console that used no discs and all the games were installed and or downloaded but it didnt come out for some reason, i think it was too ahead of its time and they were paid off not to bring it out, dont really know the whole story though. but that would be the only logical suggestion of "no lasers" in a console. it makes perfect sence too casue sony is starting to show digital distrubution in their nexgen games and MS said that digital distrubution is the future, i thats what i believe.
USB so I can use it on my PS3 web browser :D
this is microsoft hardware. they make mice and keyboards.
It could be anything when u think about it
We should go back to trackballs. I miss taking out the ball to clean the lint from the bars. LOL
PostedUp your talking about the Phantom. It was basically strapped. I don't think it would have worked anyway we are not ready for DD. I just don't see a console being that successful with DD only especially with how big some games are now days and how slow our bandwith is stateside. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
yea thats it- the phantom, my bad. but yea man the only thing i cant think of with no lasers is DD, but you right about the huge games and poor bandwidth., i dunno what it could be then....
I wonder what incredible and revolutionary product the award winning engineers at Microsoft have come up with this time, undoubtedly it is light years ahead of where the competition are now
A whole lot.
And get a room you two.
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Such sour losers that Sony's Blu-ray won they putting all there games On Flash drives!!! have fun with M$ DRM kids. @1? M$ Revolutionarily?? You beter hope there is a God kid cuz if not your Screwed. and you should go work for Fox news (American propaganda news that is) the crap u spew is Light years ahead of them, u would fit nice there.
Shame they can't do that revolutionary work for their software or games division.
woww!!! that means more BSOD... and more work for me as engineer.. lol.. and more $$$$ for me..
Exploding batteries from Sony... We blow that smile right off your face.
Hmmm cool stuff can't wait for the announcement
Eye recognition would be cool. A camera can work out exactly where your eyes are looking at and the pointer follows. Would be great for FPS!
and what do we do with people who have a lazy eye or cross-eyed. Also, in a first person shooter...I do not think it will be the best...do you really think that your eye movement would be processed quick enough when needed?....and what would be the process of looking behind you when an enemy is approaching?
lol..Well lazy eyed people couldnt use it. Also if your reading the cursor would have to dissapear. Hey Im not its even possible just throwing it out there...Blinking may be an issue and also looking at photos with your wife because when a picture of her hot sister comes up the arrow will go to her breasts =(
that's what peripherals are for. every guy has that skill mastered by age 14.
What do people with no arms do if they're trying to use a mouse? it's the same kind of problem.
people with NO ARMS or upper body motion have a little dot placed on their forehead and the motion of the head is tracked via a special camera.. which the sensitivity can be tweaked on massively so it can detect small movements..
It clips to your hand and features several interesting capabilities. When your hand is held verticle(like shaking someone elses) it's recognized differently then when held horizontal. When horizontal it will be recognized as a mouse without requiring any surface, to lose tracking on the mouse (like you do when lifitng your mouse) you'll either need to squeeze or relax your hand, and it will also feature a tracking ball (or scroll ball) in the top near your thumb. http://appft1.uspto.gov/net... it's designed as a universal remote.
take into account people who multi-task. If we are looking at people who spend time on the computer...if I have this device clipped to my hand...how conducive will it be to me writing, typing, and of course you know there are plenty of people who eat and drink while on the computer.
I have to keep my arm raised? If not, and I can rest my hand on the desk, I'd rather use a mouse. It just doesn't sound all that practical to me.
Bit more of an explanation. Sitdown, The thing wraps around the back of your hand (near the nuckles), you can type without requiring to remove it, there's a switch to turn control on and off very quickly. If anything it will be better for multitasking. 4thpain the concept is for this thing to be a universal remote. If you're sitting at a tivo thing, you can use it on your tv on the couch with a bit more control, or if you're streaming video to a tv, to using your 360 with it (maybe). You can still do it with your hand on a table relaxed, you wouldn't lose anything from it. http://media.teamxbox.com/d... a prototype image.
Ohhh okay...thanks for the extra information. I do remember seeing that image before....perhaps scattered in the rumors with regards to motion control coming to the 360.
That's good news. I've got a glass kitchen table that we do laptop-computing at. I'd *love* a high precision mouse that doenst use a pad or a laser. Cant wait to see what they've come up with.
So yea, Apple smokes them today with everything. Microsoft failed with the zune. Thats the worst selling Mp3 to date. Remember when they had zune commercials? You know what happened to them? They took them off because the zune was flopping huge. @ Zhuk. Your pretty stupid to think Microsoft is making anything revolutionary. MicroSh!t can just dream about being a decent company one day.
Actually, Zune is second place in marketshare behind ipod. Everyone (except apple) "fails" according to you.
"Dont think the mouse will die so easily though. How would fps games be played?" Couldn't you just scream "HEADSHOT BOOM!" over and over again??
But I LIKE lasers!!
I want sharks with freakin' laser beams attached to their freakin' heads!
Does that mean we get Phasers and Proton Torpedoes? I'd vote for plasma beams actually.
Apple's MacBook Pro comes with a keyboard 10 times better then a G15 from Longitech with much more brighter light coming from it as well and not to forget about the amazing touchPad similar to the one used on the iPod touch. After using such keyboard from Apple I don't feel confortable using any high end "normal" keboard+mouse and I belive that what Microsoft is going to launch is no new tech but it will be very similar of what Apple's been using on the past 2 years.
like ur pic
Zhuk How is this revolutionary when the hardware itself is faulty or doesn't work? Microsoft are just copying other people's s*** but your a fan boy and I wouldn't expect you to understand real technology and next gen good ness when the hardware/products you promote and outdated and last gen. Have fun getting some viruses, pop ups, etc. on your crappy PC and enjoy your broken Xbox that you won't get back for another 2 months and enjoy your iPod rip off that is Zune. Bull s*** the Zune isn't in second place at all. If so how come I don't see advertisements anymore or sales figures. Exactly. Cuz Apple owns over 70% of the MP3 market. Damn Microsoft fan boys are so blind and behind on technology it's ridiculous and funny to see. The only credit I'll give to MS is the fact they made word, excel, and power point and the fact they make quality computer games but everything else from a hardware, video game, and music perspective is just plain wack.
Yet, you probably consider Blu-Ray to be revolutionary, eh? It's not. It's just an improvement upon the DvD..
The Zune is also only being sold in North America and maybe Canda compared to the Ipod which is sold worldwide and has been done for the past few years so yes I'm pretty sure the Ipod will be outselling the Zune.
Im pretty sure that in the states where they are both sold- ipods are still selling above and beyond Zune's numbers. C'mon- let's be real.
...nothing here to see... http://blog.seattlepi.nwsou... ... move along.
"The obvious guess is that it's a new mouse technology," Where in that does it say it IS a mouse?
Dr Evil will be sad... No more mice with freakin laser beams attached to their heads.
No one really cares about generic garbage mp3 players. Ipod dominates the business. Just buy an ipod
So, you should buy a Wii, right? Don't bother with the PS3 or 360, right? And, if you are one of those that don't consider the Wii a gaming system or a hi-def system or whatever. Then just go buy a 360. What you're saying is because the iPod is leading, that means you should buy it? Uh, no.
About time MS comes up with something new. They took Active Directory from Banyan Street talk (Jim Alchin), Exchange and Sharepoint portal mostly from Notes (Ray Ozborn), SQL Server from Sybase, tried with Zune to copy iPod, tried with XB... Funny thing is... unlike success with SQL Server, MS Project and Office, their later attempts are not as successful. Meaning they are trying the old copy, improve and extinguish the competition... but it not working anymore. So they will have to come up with something new. Especially with OpenOffice gaining ground, MySQL, Postgres eating into SQL server sales, and cloud computing coming up on the horizon. They will not have Billions to throw around forever.
better be a new mouse technology. I f*cking HATE these garbage laser mice which glitch all over the f*cking screen randomly all the time., F*ck
If a monkey's brain can control the walking motions of a robot- and this is for paraplegic's to control their 'platform' (ie: robo-legs) then I'm pretty sure we are getting closer and closer to simply look , think, do. Think about it now- a 'controller'? Or a 'keyboard' its all neural transmissions to your appendages that extend into a physical representation of what is already happening in your perception. It reminds me of the guy in BlackHawkDown when asked, "Why isn't your safety on, soldier?" And his reply was, showing off his finger, "This is my safety."
what about an OPTICAL mouse? I got 1 of those.. NO LASERS.. maybe it could b e a new medium for storage where you don't need lasers.. but they make MICE and KEYBOARDS so whatever it is it will be pretty lame in the end.. hell it will either type or make the cursor move.. and it won't be required so everyone can still have their precious LASERS! MWAHAHAHA... MINI-ME.. STOP HUMPING THE LASER!
I have a feeling its going to cost me more then its worth.
It's called new technology, my friend, it always costs more than the "last gen" Look at the Super Nintendo and then look at the PS3 :D
Its the 720 with built in Blu Ray.
whoa...it's blu "ray" without the "laser"!
Have no imagination!
so many that computer life couldn't be the same without it. but if anything's for sure, people want more ways of I/O. voice dialing, optical recognition, biometric scanners. one day, there won't even be a monitor. it'll be a see through cube with magic "dust" (akin to a pixel) that lights up in its position in full 3d, constructing a hologram that is painted by light! the finer the dust (pixel), the more detail will be seen.
Last time I dropped my mouse I nearly performed unlicensed eye surgery.