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As I was adding links to an earlier post, I noticed something at macrumors.com (http://macrumors.com/) Someone has posted an interesting morsel on a patent the apple has allegedly filed for a new kind of mouse...a rotary mouse. From the looks of it, the wheel would be similar to that which controls the iPod.

Neat.

It better have two buttons on it.
 

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PG, I saw the same info, but I thought that I read there, or elsewhere, that for some reason the scroll wheel mouse that they were tinkering with could only go in one direction. I thought that I was misreading this, but what would be the use of a scroll wheel that could only go in one direction? I have a Logitech Cordless Mouseman Optical, and I love how it operates (albeit on a Dell desktop).
 

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Well Dr. G, your Logitech mouse will also work on your Mac when you recieve it! I really doubt they'd come out with something that radical, its just too different, as its asking people to completely change the way people use a mouse.
 

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I had the chance of using a rotary something on my Windows puter couple years ago. But I can't remember what it was :confused: Only thing I thought was this thing is really cool :D
The rotary was easier and faster to use than the scroll wheel, just a little spin of the wheel or disk and you could scroll horizontaly or vertically................. seems to me I was using it in Corel Photo.
I wish I could remember what it was :(
 
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