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11 alternatives to the computer mouse

Why you won't be using a mouse for ever

New technologies threaten to render pointing and clicking obsolete. Here's our pick of the alternatives to the computer mouse.

The humble computer mouse celebrated is 40th birthday in December, but if you thought the PC controller was here to stay, then you'd better think again.

New touchscreen and voice recognition technologies that are being released could end up making the humble mouse obsolete. Here's our round-up of the products that are vying for the mouse's crown.

HP Touchsmart IQ816

The touch interface on the this HP PC allows you to flick through photos, download an egg-timer app, or play chess with your fingers. Features 25.5in wall mountable screen and Blu-ray player.

 

Palm Pre

During a hands-on test with the Palm Pre, we found that the screen responded quickly to any input, such as flicking a photo or ending a call. It also features the new Palm webOS.

NEXT PAGE: Asus Eee T91 and Dell Latitude XT2

  1. Why you won't be using a mouse for ever
  2. Asus Eee T91 and Dell Latitude XT2
  3. Microsoft Sync 3.0 and GraceNote CarStars
  4. Garmin Nuvi 855T and Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 10
  5. The G1 and the Logitech MX Air Mouse
  6. The Hitachi Wave Remote


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