Already here in the UK
OK, it's no tht e same mouse but you can get a mouse with built in fans from firebox http://www.firebox.com/index.html?dir=firebox&action=product&pid=806&showAllImages=0
Sweaty palms afflict us all sometimes, but for office workers constantly plagued by hands that feel like a wet fish then a hand-fan’s ideal. Thankfully, one’s been built into a computer mouse. Brando_fan_mouse OptiWind: it really sucks, and blows Dubbed OptiWind, the USB mouse has a fan built into its base that sucks air in …
I have to say that the gist of the story is right, if not a little bit late, it was quiet interesting the thought of a mouse that has a fan in to cool your hands, right up to the point when I looked down and saw that I already had one. I have to say that for office work they are fantastic, for games not so much. Ah well I guess I will have to keep reading to find my next new gadget
Much as I hate the Hollywood-paranoia-encumbered bloatware, I have to leap to its defence on this one. I presume the only reason why you say it's not compatible with Vista is because it's an old product which doesn't say Vista on the box because Vista wasn't around at the time. A mouse is a mouse is a mouse - they all work with all OSs, within reason.
Perhaps this archive digging was prompted by El Reg's new iFan icon?
I like the Hover mouse idea, but perhaps the original idea was a hoover mouse to suck up all those crumbs that get stuck in the ball.. (I know its optical but they get under the teflon pads too!! and when this mouse was invented those many years ago balls were still common)
Shame on el reg for being so out of date/touch on this one, I look forward to the next article on mice with frikken lazer beams.
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