Please try your search again later. Two buttons, plus a configurable scroll wheel and thumb button. OK, it’s just a buzzing mouse, it’s not Big Disco Bass. And that’s a bunch of steaming fertiliser, if you ask me. The company will unveil on Monday the first mainstream mice to transmit vibrations when a person scrolls over a hypertext link on a Web page or passes the cursor over a pull-down menu. And that’s about it.
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It’s not as if the mouse bucks in your hand like an arcade-game light gun, though. Immersion have a list of iFeel-supporting games here ; it’s not a long list. It gets an appropriate voltage from the mouse at whatever frequency the computer’s requested, it yanks on the nylon link, the mouse-top shakes. It’s a fabulous piece of fritterware.
They’re cool, but do they really mean anything? Essentially, you can get feedback whenever the mouse moves onto a clickable thing on the screen – a window, an icon, things on the Taskbar – and you can also get feedback when you’re performing tasks like sizing a window or moving a scroll bar. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
Give Dan some money! If it were cordless, that could be really awkward. And if my grandmother had wheels, she’d be a wagon.
I really don’t think ordinary computer users need any of this, though. They use Immersion ‘s TouchSense technology, that’s what they do. Please try again later. We’re going beyond that with a mouse that can provide you feedback with tactile vibrations. Inside Wondering what the heck a high-fidelity Inertial Harmonic Drive engine looks like?
You can edit your question or post anyway. They’re perfectly good mouses, of course; if someone gives you one as a present, you can just disable the iFeel stuff and use it normally.
Review: Logitech iFeel mouses
Marketing gibberish aside, I was interested to see what use a buzzing mouse could be. Please make sure that you’ve entered a valid question.
Force-feedback steering wheels and joysticks can make flying and driving games considerably more involving – not to mention let you know when you’re flying too fast to bank hard, or when you’re buzzing your tyres over omuseman ripple strip. What you really feel is more like moving a mouse with a toothpick sticking out of the bottom of it over a texture.
Consumers will be able to buy the mice in stores and on Web sites, including Logitech’sin mid- to late Mousemna.
Logitech 930525-0403 iFeel Mouse –
Write a customer review. If you’re shopping for a mouse for yourself, though, you can get cheaper Logitech models that do the exact same thing, without the weird force feedback frills.
The iFeel MouseMan provides all the comfort and style that you have come to expect from Logitech mice, but has a couple of tricks up its sleeve to set it apart from your everyday rodent. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Servomotors inside them let them push back against the user, for a more realistic feel. It’s basically just a little partial-rotation motor, with a spindle that can only turn a few degrees. As for Logitech, “we want to fully develop what we can do with the sense of touch at this ieel Edbrooke said.
If you’ve got one of those games, you can get buzzes and clicks when you mokseman things up, select and fire weapons, land after jumping, and so on. They don’t “just vibrate”. It’s comfortable to use, but if you switch back and forth between it and an Explorer, you’re likely to keep accidentally pressing the MouseMan’s fourth button – the Explorer’s two side buttons are higher up.
Maybe they’ve made some other pointing device mouzeman really does have proper force feedback, but this ain’t it. Here, now, are a couple of force-feedback mouses. The mouses don’t do anything special in games that take advantage of the other TouchSense gadgets.