Posted by Sam Weiss on 4/19/2013
All about the mouse we can’t live without.
The mouse was invented way back in the 60s and was later patented on November 17, 1970, by Douglas Englebart. It was originally referred as the “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System.” The first mouse was first used with the Xerox Alto computer system in 1973 but was much more successful on the Apple Lisa computer. And so, the credit went to Apple as the first widely used mouse. The early mouse looked like a box with a button on the right corner (literally). Nowadays, the mouse has evolved to fit comfortably in our palms; here are a few mouse concepts
Glass Multi-Touch Peripherals (keyboard and mouse)
Designed by Jason Giddings, aerospace engineer and CEO of Giddings Product Development. The pair are composed of quality tempered glass and a solid metal base. The multi-touch keyboard and mouse is currently on Kickstarter in order to raise $50,000 to get this project off the ground. If successful, Giddings hopes to open an assembly-line factory.
Perfect for mouse control on curved surfaces, it works just as well on a flat surface. With a laptop it’s hard to find the perfect mouse to use, this mouse concept may be used on your leg or on the curve of your armchair. This was designed by Seunghoon Shin and Chang Seok Kim.
Flat Pack Mouse
These days, the smaller the better. And as if mouses of today weren’t small enough, they want them flat as well. The flat pack mouse actually unfolds into a disc which also fits into the CD ROM drive. This was designed by Taewon Hwang, by just folding it back to a mouse and inserting the flat USB receiver you’re good to go.
If you aren’t looking for an awesome mouse, and you’re just looking for something fun (and creepy), then Chris Lomaka’s mouse design is what you’re looking for. The mouse is absolutely weird and gross, the body mouse looks like it’s covered in skin, complete in hair. The two main buttons are thumbs; under it are lips, gums and teeth.