Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Kensington mouse takes rotary idea - Future Apple Hardware Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Kensington mouse takes rotary idea placebo Posted: May 12, 2003 3:05PM in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014 The apple patent for a rotary mouse seems to have been produced-- by kensington. See it herehttp://www.kensington.com/html/1331.htmlThis was 3 years ago! Comments Reply 1 of 13 thefly Posts: 72member May 12, 2003 3:10PM FYI, here's a picture and review of the product.Not sure how it compares to Apple's patent though. No longer seems to be sold.theFlywww.flyonthemac.comRumors You Can Bet On Reply 2 of 13 hmurchison Posts: 12,341member May 12, 2003 3:21PM Quote:Originally posted by Placebo The apple patent for a rotary mouse seems to have been produced-- by kensington. See it herehttp://www.kensington.com/html/1331.htmlThis was 3 years ago! Ahhhh yes making this Current Hardware right? Or at the least in This thread. Reply 3 of 13 placebo Posts: 5,767member May 12, 2003 5:24PM Actually, this is very new. My point was that if apple were to use the rotary idea in a future product, that it would not be new , per se. Reply 4 of 13 scott Posts: 7,431member May 12, 2003 5:32PM Quote:Originally posted by Placebo Actually, this What an annoying web page. Reply 5 of 13 placebo Posts: 5,767member May 12, 2003 5:38PM Yeah. Those boxers are definite turnoffs. And onlt ONE link on the whole page!? I must say that all of Kensington's dedicated product pages suck, like this. And all of the URLs are obnoxiously long. http://thatsmistermousetoyou.kensington.com!? COME ON! Reply 6 of 13 vinney57 Posts: 1,162member May 12, 2003 6:05PM Hmm..I gotta get me some of that Scroll Ring Technology action! (eeugh) Reply 7 of 13 logan Posts: 284member May 12, 2003 8:43PM Quote:Originally posted by Placebo Yeah. Those boxers are definite turnoffs. And onlt ONE link on the whole page!? I must say that all of Kensington's dedicated product pages suck, like this. And all of the URLs are obnoxiously long. http://thatsmistermousetoyou.kensington.com!? COME ON! That mouse in that URL listed above looks awesome! Anyone know about if it has bluetooth or if it is supposed to recieve bluetooth in the near future? And if anyone has it can you tell me how you like it?ThanksLogan Reply 8 of 13 stalkerdeapplenut Posts: 39member May 12, 2003 9:02PM Couple comments on the Kensington Studio mouse linked to aboveThe tracking is poor, I had a replacement sent because I thought it was bad! even with software/no software, os X os 9, winXP.. it was VERY laggy and no good for games or designThe mouse LOOOKS awesome, but the white rim gets kinds dirty pretty easily.The back of the mouse has no support (it is a flat slope) and you hand craps after using it for a whileI would recommend this mouse: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm?pa...9&languageid=1had everything I wanted, wireless, rechargable base and excellent tracking so I can now design in Photoshop again!Plus it has some nice scroll buttons, the logitec has those but they were a real pain to get going (it was a track pad instead of a wheel)also the Logitec has forward/back buttons that work incredible for browsing the web!no extra buttons you are easily able to hit (like the MS explorer mouse)and it is very comfortable and suportive.Go try one its an excellent mouse!the Logitec has it beat in terms of looks, but like *some other companies* it has more looks than function.Kensington has said they are making a Wireless Studio keyboard and as long as it dosen't have many downfalls I am all over that if it looks as good as that mouse! Reply 9 of 13 spiffster Posts: 327member May 12, 2003 9:23PM Quote:Originally posted by stalkerdeapplenut whater stalkerdeapplenut just said about the MX700ditto, I have both the MX500 and MX700. Both kick arse. Best mouse ever designed IMHO. Reply 10 of 13 placebo Posts: 5,767member May 13, 2003 6:19AM Has anyone used the Macally RFmouse or dotmouse ? The dotmouse has a kinda neat look to it (only $20, too!) , and the RFmouse looks plenty good. Reply 11 of 13 clonenode Posts: 392member May 13, 2003 9:00AM The ring on the Kensington device is different than Apple's proposed scroll-wheel mouse. First, the Kensington thing was a track-ball, not a mouse. Second, Apple's seems to be hinting at OS/GUI improvements or features that will integrate with this wheel. Reply 12 of 13 michael grey Posts: 384member May 13, 2003 1:03PM Man, I really, really like my Kensington Optical Elite. Better than my old Logitech.But I think if Apple comes up with a 'dial' device on a mouse, it won't be a ring. I imagine it will be something like the rotary sensor on the iPod. No moving parts. Reply 13 of 13 o and a Posts: 579member May 17, 2003 2:56AM Quote:Originally posted by Michael Grey Man, I really, really like my Kensington Optical Elite. Better than my old Logitech.But I think if Apple comes up with a 'dial' device on a mouse, it won't be a ring. I imagine it will be something like the rotary sensor on the iPod. No moving parts. MOUSE KICKS ASS! using now..cheap too and if it breaks they send u a new one. Sign In or Register to comment.