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Magnetic Mouse

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A normal rolling mouse, save for that its ball is replaced by a magnetic ball-bearing.

The internal wheels are metal instead of that foamy/plastic stuff, so they'll still turn despite the smoothness of the ball bearing because the magnet will also stick to them.

Should be smoother.

Comes with a free metal mouse-pad in case you're afraid you'll lose your new accessory. Addon, as was forgotten earlier: this will also ensure rolling action on the surface.

Pseudonym #3, Aug 28 2003

(?) Mice with metal balls. http://www.netcliqu...e/Hawley/X063X.html
[Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       This will collect tiny ferrous particles, inside the mouse, since I'd use it to pick up paper clips, tacks, etc. Maybe I could use a co-worker's mouse for that.
Amos Kito, Aug 28 2003
  

       how many tiny ferrous particles are there on the average desk? mines just full of dust, cat hair and cheese sandwich. +1 pseudy
po, Aug 28 2003
  

       // cheese sandwich //   

       I think modern-day processed cheese is comprised of 30% iron filings.
DeathNinja, Aug 28 2003
  

       thats good!
po, Aug 28 2003
  

       The cheese carries a terrible curse.
DeathNinja, Aug 28 2003
  

       Then there's Swiss Army cheese with bullet holes.
FarmerJohn, Aug 28 2003
  

       I swear by cheddar.
po, Aug 28 2003
  

       // ...its ball... //   

       Pah. People still use those? Get with a program and get an optical mouse.   

       jutta, there are few things worse than 'the wrong kind of sticky'.
waugsqueke, Aug 28 2003
  

       wrong kind of sticky and various other wrong kinds of stuff, buggar up the UK rail network every day.
po, Aug 28 2003
  

       We need to get away from the mechanized mouse. Optical Mice have no moving parts. They are getting cheaper...
InsanityKlaus, Nov 20 2003
  

       do you get a sachet of grease with the mouse?
not-arf, Jun 23 2004
  

       Just don't get your mouse too close to the CRT monitor. Or your floppy disks. Or your hard drive.
evilmathgenius, Jun 23 2004
  

       evilmathgenius, you just explained why i gave this half-baked idea the fishbone.
croissantz, Jul 17 2004
  

       Could you have hidden coils in your puter desk so that as you wiped your magnetic mouse across you generate megawatts or thereabouts
tasman, Jul 17 2004
  
      
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