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OpenOfficeMouse has a Mere 18 Buttons

Itís refreshing these days to see a gadget go away from the ďless is moreĒ design and go with the ďmore is moreĒ theory of gadgetivity. Because sometimes more really is more (thatís what she said). Eschewing all common sense and thoughts of usability, the OpenOfficeMouse puts 18 buttons on a single mouse. Apparently thatís so many buttons that they ran out of space to put spaces in between the words in the mouseís name.

All 18 buttons are programmable, so you can put whatever functions you want on them. Youíll probably have to consult some sort of key to remember what each does. Even if you have the buttons all memorized, youíll still have to look down at the mouse to see exactly what button youíre pressing which COMPLETELY DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF A MOUSE. See a mouse is normally designed so that you can control things on the screen WHILE LOOKING AT THE SCREEN. If you have to look down at the mouse, thatís not much of a shortcut- you might as well use a keyboard shortcut or click what you want on the screen.

Sure itís designed to work on touch alone but look how small those buttons are. Could you press the buttons on your remote or cell phone without looking? Maybe if you have tiny hands. Of course the consequences of hitting a 7 instead of an 8 on your remote are much less severe than if you hit the wrong function on your mouse. Iím calling it FAILMOUSE. Plus itís $75.