Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Tea Cup Mouse

Don't let those scrumptous cuppa's slow you down
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A teacup (fine white bone China of course), with optics built into bottom of the cup that lets you move your cup about, and acting as a mouse with a button on the top of the handle, and another on the inside of the handle acting as lefts and rights, with a small pressure pad below the top button to act as a scroller.

Why do you ask, would you require this..well how many times has a good cup of tea gone to waste whilst you were festidiously working away.. you could carry on working while never having taken your hand off the mouse for a slirp of tea...

Obviously it would have to be a remote mouse, otherwise you could have one with a cable which would stop people knocking off your cup...but washing it could be an issue.. and in another 3 to 4 thousand years you could use the heat from the cup to run a small steam turbine to power your mouse...

Supercruiser, Dec 09 2003

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       Of course, there is the chance that most of my tea will end up in the keyboard when I get particularly excited by a game of "Space Invaders"...
Micky Dread, Dec 09 2003
  

       Heh, "festidious". Is that when you work scrupulously and meticulously at party planning?
half, Dec 09 2003
  

       Tap the spoon twice to double-click?
phoenix, Dec 09 2003
  

       Damn. Gotta refill my mouse. Yeah, yeah, I'll have it done in time. Just get me another croissant.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 09 2003
  

       Running low on tea ... and the letter S again.
Thanks, bliss
Letsbuildafort, Dec 09 2003
  

       Actually, this is one of the few devices that might actually be able to run off of a Peltier junction, since mice use so little power. The wireless optical mouse I have claims to be able to run for half a year on two AA batteries.   

       Bonus, because when your tea gets cold you have a good excuse to go get a refill.
scad mientist, Dec 09 2003
  

       How do you wash it up?   

       And, [piggywig]. How blatantly self-promoting are you? (go piggy, go piggy). Welcome to the HB.
squeak, Dec 09 2003
  
      
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