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Mighty Mouse

Here to save the day: a new breed of high-tech mice

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This story appears in the July 1996 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

With today's computers, inputting, accessing, retrieving andprinting information are often handled by means of a mouse.Recently, a spate of new technology has spawned hands-free mice,square mice, oval mice, infrared mice and even ring mice you wearon your finger. Some versions hide under your desk and are operatedwith your feet. Others are cordless, meaning fewer wires andtangles on your desk, and greater freedom to move around youroffice while still working on your computer. Still others hardlylook like mice at all but are simply small, square pads.

Most mice now are ergonomically designed, fitting comfortablyinto the palm of your hand and contoured to help prevent wristfatigue and carpal tunnel syndrome. There are also severalalternatives to mice.

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