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Inverted Mouse Holder

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Every now and then (daily for me!) it's necessary to clean the gunk off the bottom of the mouse to get it sliding again. Usually in haste we turn it over and scrape off the crud with the edge of a credit card, but while holding it upside down it''s just about impossible to not push buttons or spin the roller, sometimes with disastrous consequences to the work on the screen. So let's have a form fitting cradle that will hold it in such a way that no spurious commands are invoked and clean away. A plus would be a database of mouse profiles that could be drawn upon to print cradles to fit.
Steamboat, Dec 14 2018

Whatever the name is of the brass (copper?) mouse holder 50_20Shades_20of_20Grey_20Mice
Prior Art-ish [not_morrison_rm, Dec 15 2018]


       <Decides that speculating on the exact nature of [Steamboat]'s working environment is unwise/>
8th of 7, Dec 14 2018

       Can the mouse not be unplugged from the ordinater whilst it is cleaned?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 14 2018

       Ah, you're clearly thinking of the old days when mice had to be powered by batteries. Nowadays, you can get ones that take power from the USB socket, saving all the faff.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 15 2018

       I find that daily baths are beneficial.
RayfordSteele, Dec 15 2018

       Umm, does it not have an "Off" switch, or a plug that can be unplugged during cleaning, or clean it while the whole computer is off?
On the other hand, who uses a mouse anyway? (Although I've recently switched to Win10, and it doesn't play nice with my Wacom tablet...)
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 17 2018

       // I find that daily baths are beneficial. //   

       Please, no-one here wants to know about your personal hygiene problems - except perhaps [hippo] ...
8th of 7, Dec 17 2018

       A wireless mouse would indeed have a switch. But a wired mouse might be plugged in way around the back of the ordinator (clearly the correct spelling!) or in some other inconvenient place. The alternative, I guess, is to lock the screen before turning the mouse over.   

       Slightly related: I need a device to automatically clean the dust off the top of my mouse as I use it. I don't like there being even a single mote of dust on surfaces my fingers interact with (but I don't mind my screen that isn't a touchscreen being really dusty).
notexactly, Dec 18 2018


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