Swedish firm Prestige International has announceed that it will soon begin shipments of the Penclic Mouse, a unique peripheral designed to bring together the best aspects of pen and mouse computing to a single device. The Penclic Mouse looks essentially like the name suggests – a pen attached to a flexible joint, sitting on top of a movable mouse.
The new mouse is expected to be a welcome addition to the current suite of ergonomic pointing devices currently out on the market. Additionally, Prestige International claimed that the pen portion of the device would still be useable, but didn’t dive into further details. It is likely that users will be able to use the combination of a pen and mouse to create a computing experience that is substantially more precise.
Each Penclic Mouse comes with five buttons – left and right clicks, middle click, backward click and forward click. There’s also a scroll wheel integrated into the upper-right hand corner of the base. The mouse’s sensor features njustable resolution of beterrn 800 and 2400dpi. The company claims that the mouse can work on “almost any surface without any pad or tablet,” but we suspect it works about as well as any modern mouse in that regard – just don’t use it on glass or heavily polished items.
For users looking to keep cord clutter down, Pestige does make a wireless version, and both come snazzily packaged. The company has yet to decide quite when it will launch or, for that matter, how much that launch will cost. Good news for all the Mac owners out there, at least. Prestigue International indicated that when shipments do arrive in the US, to the brick and motars they will go; the Penclic Mouse will be available at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and “other major retailers”.