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mtd28student
 New Zealand
New Computer Mice Printer Friendly Version
Mice have come a long way in the last few years with the invention of the optical mouse e.t.c. The optical mouse still has several problems.
1) They are still surface dependent - will not work on glass e.t.c.
2) Cordless optical mice drain batteries very fast, especially when playing games. (Solar panels add around 25% more life)
My idea is to use an accelerometer to measure the changes in direction, and hence the position of the cursor on the screen. I believe that the accelerometer would be far more efficient than optical mice, and it would not be surface-dependent. A similar one used in radio controlled helicopters could be used.
With the chance that 3d monitors may be appearing in the future, an additional accelerometer could be introduced to allow positioning of the cursor in three space.
The only downside I could see of using an accelerometer is that you couldn’t used it in a car or plane and that the device would need to be very sensitive.
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1metalhead74
 USA
Computer lighted keyboards Printer Friendly Version
Would like to see computer keyboards with illuminated keyboards. So if you're up by yourself or people watching TV in the dark you can see the keys. I know it's a simple idea. But it would be nice to see even if it was just used on them for decorations. Make it interesting and let the consumer or whoever choose the color they want. I dont know if this has been thought of or even tried but it might be pretty cool to see.

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jimmyjimmy
 Bolivia
Screen with integrated web-cam Printer Friendly Version
Nowadays you can chat with people as you watch them but you need to buy a external web-cam. My idea is why not include one on the monitor?
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