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New office equipment copies 21st century technology

By on December 6, 2006 in Office Supplies

The designers at Buffalo have had a busy few weeks, taking everyday office equipment and giving it a thoroughly 21st century flavour.

Everybody knows that your PC mouse is a simple piece of office equipment that carries out simple point and click tasks and lets you navigate around your computer screen. So why mess with a classic design?

Well clearly the designers at Buffalo haven’t heard the adage "if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it" as they’ve unveiled two new mice for the office environment.

First up is the BOMU-W24A/BL, a handheld device that tips its cap to the recently released Wii games console from Nintendo.

Featuring all the regular buttons and dials as comparable office equipment, it is fitted with gyro sensors that allow the cursor to react to a flick of the wrist or a twist of the arm.

Not massively practical for an office environment, the BOMU-W24A/BL also features regular optical sensors for normal use.

Buffalo has also designed a new piece of office equipment that poses more than a passing resemblance to Apple’s iPod.

Featuring a scroll-wheel to navigate the cursor vertically on the screen, applying pressure to the left or the right will replicate horizontal movements.

At just eight millimetres thick, this Buffalo mouse will work equally as well on the road as it will in the office, with a retractable USB connecter making it ideal for laptops.

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