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Computer Mouse Odometer

Keep Track Of Clicks and Distance
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It would be interesting to know the exact distance your mouse has traveled during it's lifespan. I think a program exists that will track it for you on your desktop, but I'd like to see a mouse with built in speedometer and an odometer too. You could even have it keep track of your clicks. This would also help in the resale of mice(?), you'd know what you'd be getting right from the get-go, no need for lemon laws (unless someone figures a way to tamper with it). Anyway, if all that could be packaged in a mouse, I'd buy it.
gniterobot, Jan 21 2004

Baked http://www.pcworld....n/0,fid,7579,00.asp
[Klaatu, Oct 04 2004]

Baked - "With a plus" http://milov.nl/2369
[Klaatu, Oct 04 2004]

(?) Dassult systems version http://www.3ds.com/en/home.asp
free program link somewhere in this page [engineer1, Oct 04 2004]

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       Baked. My old mouse did this and would remind you to take breaks at certain distances or number of clicks. It even had a lifetime odometer to tell you how far you had scrolled.
Klaatu, Jan 21 2004
  

       My God! This has reaaaly been baked. And I thought it was only a useless idea...oh well, I'll install it on my laptop. Can't believe how geek this makes me :-)
PauloSargaco, Jan 21 2004
  

       But what about a keyboard odometer? One that tells you how many times you've pressed each key? I bet that's not baked.
phundug, Jan 21 2004
  

       I thought this was about when the mouse was over used and interfered with my olfactory receptors.
skinflaps, Jan 21 2004
  

       none of those are built into the actualy mouse though. Has anyone seen one with a digital display and information stored in the mouse?
gniterobot, Jan 21 2004
  

       You're talking about a hardware odometer and you got my PLUS.
AliCo, Mar 01 2004
  

       baked
engineer1, Mar 02 2004
  

       Heh, I like the idea of a hardware odometer. Nice.
excaliber, Mar 02 2004
  
      
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