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Vivo mouse

ASUS surprises us with VivoMouse: touchpad and mouse combined

From ASUS comes VivoMouse, the “world’s first” combination of a touchpad and mouse. ASUS is a busy bee and has been unveiling products at a rate of knots at this weeks Computex 2013 in Taipei.

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So about the world first wireless mouse, it comes with an integrated multi-touch touchpad and provides “full desktop and handheld control.” It can be used in two ways: as a default optical mouse and as a Windows 8-compatible touchpad with multi-touch capabilities. ASUS also says that it’s the ideal control for the living room PC, which is ideally the VivoPC. The VivoMouse is launched alongside the VivoPC, a compact PC designed to be used as an all-in-one entertainment system reports Geeky Gadgets. Both the VivoMouse and VivoPC will be available Q3 2013.

VivoPC

The VivoPC

ASUS is onto something special here. There’s been no mention yet of a price of either the VivoMouse or the VivoPC, but what we have here is ASUS stab at the home entertainment market, a space that Microsoft’s Xbox One is desperate to own. Will the VivoMouse have air-based gestures akin to the Wii remote, or will it be a basic controller for VivoPC? We’ll have to wait until July-September 2013 to find out.

VivoMouse via Engadget.com 

VivoPC via Geeky-gadgets.com