Squeak, growl, it's the OpenOffice supermouse!

8 November 2009

openofficemouse-11-06-09 If you’re one of those people who eschews the flashy, expensive software packages like Microsoft Office and Apple’s iWork, preferring to use the free, open-source and honest-to-goodness OpenOffice suite of programs such as Writer, Calc and Impress instead, you’ll be feeling as though Christmas has come early.

That’s because a mouse has been produced just for you and your OpenOffice chums… and it’s as lumbering and frill-free as the programs it’s been designed for.

Just sit back and marvel at its 18 programmable buttons (each with double-click functionality), support for up to 63 separate profiles, clickable scroll wheel, and built-in analogue joystick that can itself be used to store up to sixteen different keys or macros. Phew!

It sounds more complicated than Stephen Hawking's robot voice box and looks like the kind of thing that Amstrad would have brought to market roughly an hour after Alan Sugar saw a computer mouse for the very first time.

Still, in keeping with the OpenOffice ethos, it’ll be cheap. Oh no, hang on, it’s a wallet-strafing $74.99 (£50). Never mind – if you get one then decide it’s too much of a pain in the arse, you could always prise the buttons off and use them as replacement Scrabble tiles…

[Engadget]

12 comments

  • Jamie
    It is, indeed, a very fitting peripheral for horribly designed software based off more horribly designed software. When will people realise that word processors are all complete and utter shite? When can I comfortably use LaTeX for my CV without being asked for a .doc?
  • Gooch_Master
    Who cares.
  • Big F.
    Yeah why should you produce your CV in some obscure unheard of format that you have to spend half an hour reading about just to understand. DICK HEAD !
  • not_the_messiah
    I'm with Jamie - LaTeX is awesome! Used it at uni and in my last job...
  • Lumoruk
    wow I feel abused after having looked up LaTeX....die LaTeX
  • Big F.
    die LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diedie LaTex die die die die die diev
  • Jack
    Disgusting mouse, awesome company
  • Jack
    Oh an lol @ LaTex
  • dunfyboy
    "an hour after Alan Sugar saw a computer mouse for the very first time" Sorry, I forget. Was that July or August?
  • RobC
    "Sorry, I forget. Was that July or August?" Not paying enough attention ? You`re fired :)
  • Marcus S.
    TeX is fantastic, idiots.
  • Jamie
    @Big Fruit: If you know anything about LaTeX, you'd know that you can export to PDF. Unknown format, huh? And sure, LaTeX isn't suited to everything, but at least it's suited to *something*.

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