A newly released patent shows designs for a curved mouse like Microsoft's bow. As bendy technology continues to evolve, Microsoft wants to use a wireless mouse. According to an international patent filed by German technology site WindowsUnited, Microsoft is studying the idea of a "foldable mouse". p>
This patent is listed on PatentScope, a service of the World Property Organization that provides a searchable database of international patent applications. The Microsoft patent was issued on Thursday and filed in March. This describes a mouse, which is similar to today's Microsoft Arc wireless mouse, but could be much smoother and easier to carry. p>
How Microsoft describes this peripheral device: p>
A foldable computer mouse. It is provided that includes a deformable foldable body to become the first scalable configuration that can be used to receive inputs to control a computer and a second folded configuration in which the first part of the deformable body is on the second, the body is deformable.
Microsoft Images provides a good idea of what the company has in mind. Zoom/Example of a foldable mouse in a Microsoft patent. From the "Expandable Shell" on top of the mouse. p> Expandable/Enlarge cover. Microsoft
According to Microsoft, the casing rests on top of the "flexible body". p> Advertising Zoom/Fold mouse with expandable shell on top. Microsoft
According to the patent, the mouse could have a motion detector to detect movement. The patent refers to an internal component that is "configured to communicate wirelessly with input data and track movement using a computer." Some Microsoft Arc mice have a touch navigation bar to compensate for the lack of a physical navigation wheel. zoom in / Patent points Patent haptic feedback and inductive charging coil that may features.Microsoft p>
behind the point is the service Mouse left? According to Microsoft, today's mice are often "too bulky or inconvenient to carry with a laptop." Even small mice designed for travel are "ergonomically designed and may be uncomfortable to use," Microsoft said in a patent. Today, however, we're not setting it aside for Microsoft to build a foldable mouse - because they already did. The design of the Arc Touch mouse was founded in 2010. Zoom / Arc Today is flexible in itself. Microsoft / Ars Technica
Back in the day, the Arc mouse in early 2008 had a hinge that allowed the mouse to open and close. Zoom in / The Microsoft Arc Mouse main has a metal hinge. Ivan Amos
We've consulted with Microsoft and will provide an update if we hear back. p>
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