Asus has launched the VivoMouse, a wireless mouse which doubles as a multi-touch trackpad — the first of its kind, claims Asus
The futuristic-looking device is not the first to try to reinvent the mouse, but it also functions as a wireless remote, making it quite a versatile little thing. The circular trackpad supports Windows 8 multi-touch gestures such as pinch to zoom, rotate and Start menu toggle
All these characteristics make it especially good for one-handed control when you’re away from the computer, Asus says. If you’re looking for a device to control your living room media PC, the VivoMouse might turn out to be a good choice.
- 1200 dpi optical sensor
- 2.4GHz RF wireless connection
- 3-point multi-touch touchpad
- 135 x 78 x 25.5 mm
And while we’re on the subject of living room PCs, Asus has also launched the VivoPC, a compact, metallic PC that’s 56mm tall and smaller than a sheet of A4 paper. It sports 802.11ac Wi-Fi for HD video streaming and Asus’ SonicMaster audio technology, which brings “incredible” sound quality with external speakers.
- Intel® processor with Intel® HD integrated graphics
- 3.5/2.5 inch SATA6Gb/s HHD/SSD support
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- 2x USB 3.0 & 4x USB 2.0 ports
- 190 x 190 x 56.2mm
The Asus VivoMouse and VivoPC will be available in Q3 2013. The price for either device has not been revealed.