Is your mouse giving you a pain in the wrist? Then try a cat . . . the Cruise Cat touchpad from Cirque, that is. More than a pointing device, the Cruise Cat opens Web browsers, spreadsheets and other applications with just one touch of its programmable "hot button" controls. Another button opens the Cruise Cat's "Touch Gestures" function, which allows you to control any function of your PC by "drawing" letters or other symbols on the pad with your fingertip. At the side of the touchpad is a convenient zoom/scroll bar that works within word processing or Web browsing applications. Compatible with Windows 95, 98 and NT.
Street price: $99