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Arc Mouse Concept Lets You Game on Curved Surfaces

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This mouse turns your thigh into the ideal mousepad.

If you've ever had to use your laptop in a confined space, you know very well that doing so with a mouse is very difficult or impossible. Many times this leaves you stuck with an icky touchpad, or a variety of uncomfortable, ergonomically challenged 'portable' mice. If you're the kind of person who can't stand using a laptop or computer without a quality mouse, the Arc Mouse is the perfect solution.

Designed by Seunghoon Shin and Chang Seok Kim as an entry for the 2012 IDEA Awards, the Arc Mouse is a versatile concept mouse that allows you to use your laptop in a variety of situations. Whether you're using a flat surface or a curved surface, the Arc Mouse is designed for a comfortable and smooth computing experience.

The concept features a wireless design and a curved structure, letting you use that padded armrest or your thigh as a convenient mousepad. The design is definitely an interesting concept, but of course the effectiveness of the mouse would all depend on the manufacturer. It would certainly be interesting to see Razer or Steelseries' take on this idea. In any case, with the Arc Mouse you definitely won't have to end up like this guy:

 

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    eijiyuki , August 7, 2012 10:10 PM
    g00fysmileyinteresting... but i am goign to laugh when they get complaints from larger than average consumers complaining the curve is to deep and it can't get over thier gelatinous thighs


    American thighs.
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    g00fysmiley , August 7, 2012 10:06 PM
    interesting... but i am goign to laugh when they get complaints from larger than average consumers complaining the curve is to deep and it can't get over thier gelatinous thighs
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    g00fysmiley , August 7, 2012 10:06 PM
    interesting... but i am goign to laugh when they get complaints from larger than average consumers complaining the curve is to deep and it can't get over thier gelatinous thighs
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    eijiyuki , August 7, 2012 10:10 PM
    g00fysmileyinteresting... but i am goign to laugh when they get complaints from larger than average consumers complaining the curve is to deep and it can't get over thier gelatinous thighs


    American thighs.
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    kcorp2003 , August 7, 2012 10:14 PM
    LOL @ that pic. i used my belly once.
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    woe96 , August 7, 2012 10:24 PM
    i already got a mouse that can do all that but better a track ball mouse
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    snowzsan , August 7, 2012 10:37 PM
    LOL @ g00fysmiley

    The concept is pretty cool, but extremely impractical considering you won't be able to use it anywhere but on your lap. How about designing a mouse that you can bend and mold to whatever surface you put it on?
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    aoneone , August 7, 2012 10:53 PM
    ROFL @ I bet that guy is screaming OW! my patella!
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    back_by_demand , August 7, 2012 11:59 PM
    snowzsanLOL @ g00fysmileyThe concept is pretty cool, but extremely impractical considering you won't be able to use it anywhere but on your lap. How about designing a mouse that you can bend and mold to whatever surface you put it on?

    You will take your leg everywhere with you
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    scottiemedic , August 8, 2012 12:51 AM
    I might be tempted to put one in my laptop bag if they are cheap enough, but knowing MS, they will start at $80 or more...
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    lorfa , August 8, 2012 3:03 AM
    Yeah mom! Just uh.. playin' a fast game of solitaire!
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    snowzsan , August 8, 2012 3:57 AM
    back_by_demandYou will take your leg everywhere with you


    LOL Thanks tips. Not the point.
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    freggo , August 8, 2012 7:05 AM
    that's actually a cool idea. If the mouse was not a sturdy curve but maybe a few hinged segments it may be able to better adapt to various shapes. Also a THG test could tell us how adaptable the design is (hint...hint).

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    tanjo , August 8, 2012 12:33 PM
    What's with the 'shopped Arc pics?
    And thighs? Look at where the laptop is placed. Looks stable.
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    g-thor , August 8, 2012 7:12 PM
    Quote:
    Designed by Seunghoon Shin and Chang Seok Kim as an entry for the 2012 IDEA Awards,


    So, are these two independent developers, or do they work at Microsoft? If they're independent, they may want to reconsider the name - you know, to avoid legal complications with MS.
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    tomhuang03 , August 9, 2012 10:01 AM
    Pretty cool if you're in an unconventional space or cramped space.
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    belardo , August 9, 2012 4:00 PM
    Logitech already makes a mice that can be used anywhere... including your leg. It may not be curved, nor need to be.

    The Logitech MS / performance mice with dark-field lasers work very well.... if need be. I just used mine on my bare leg (I am wearing SHORTS) and for fun, I even used my head.... yep, it works.