Why on earth would anyone want to clean their mouse mat while they work?
It isn’t often that Register Hardware gets the opportunity to say just how much a product sucks, so this time we’re going to milk it. Japanese gadget specialist Thanko has created a mouse that’s also a minature vacuum cleaner. Thanko_Vacuum_mouse Thanko's mouse looks pretty normal, until... Built into the 62 x 115 x 40mm …
Look, lots of people DO spill crumbs on the mouse pad. For those who are just too lazy to shake the mouse pad in the wastebasket, this could be quite ideal.
Of course, its performance with wet objects (spilled soda) might be troublesome. Especially since it can get quite "sticky".
Oh, well. As was said in a previous life: "Nothing sucks like a VAX".
I'd love one of these for work. My office has draconian security policies about proper disposal of paper notes, so the whole calll center uses miniature whiteboards in place of paper and pen for those moments you need to jot something down and take it over to someone else.
The result is constant writing/erasing/rewriting, which leaves these disgusting little black flakes of expended ink all over. I have to wipe my desk down twice a day to have it look halfway clean, and the opposite shift rarely returns the favor (and steals my markers to boot).
Unfortunately, that same security policy forbids personally owned mice and keyboards, so I'll have to go without...
Just imagine the noise in an office with a hundred or so of these going at any time, and how annoying would it be if the person on the next desk started vacuuming it while you were in the middle of a call?
Nah sorry, these cause too much noise pollution for use in a large office, so really would end up being nothing more than a "niche" product.
Why make a hoover out of a mouse when you can make a mouse out of a hoover? My USB mouse packed up a few days ago and, even at the peak of fitness, never helped tidy my desk.
I'm going to customise the cleaner's Henry vacuum cleaner (which must be about ten years old and to my knowledge has never broken down) so I can rid the office of all dust and paperwork within a ten yard radius whilst I work.
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