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Gigabyte Intros Innovative Mouse/Touchpad Hybrid

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The Gigabyte Aivia Xenon is a hybrid peripheral, combining mouse with touchpad capabilities.

Gigabyte has introduced the Aivia Xenon, a dual-mode touchpad mouse that resembles the flat head of a black serpent. As the description indicates, this peripheral lives a double life, serving as both a laser mouse and a handy touchpad thanks to its shiny black surface. Gigabyte calls it the "world's first-ever," and we believe it.

According to the specs, the new peripheral provides a "mode" button, allowing users to easily switch between the touchpad and mouse functions. In mouse mode, an LED glows blue and turns most of the gadget's top surface into one large "left" key. On the side is a button for the "right" key and one for free scrolling, the latter of which activates limited touch capabilities in the "operation zone."

When the peripheral is switched into touchpad mode, the LED turns purple. The operation zone then splits into a touchpad zone and a smaller scrolling zone, requiring users to turn the gadget horizontally. The previously assigned "left" key switches into "right" key mode, but the free-scrolling key remains the same while adding an Aivia Painter function.

In both modes, the Aivia Xenon is capable of multi-touch gesture controls which can be customized by the gadget's accompanying software. Surf two fingers on the operation zone right to left to visit a previous page, or do the exact opposite to pull up the next page. Touchpad also includes two extra gestures including "previous picture" and "next picture" commands.

Included with Gigabyte's peripheral is the company's exclusive Aivia Painter software. As previously stated, it's activated within the touchpad mode by pressing the free-scrolling key once it's downloaded and installed from Gigabyte's website. In addition to the software, the Aivia Xenon offers 1000 DPI resolution, a wireless distance of 10 meters, and a report ratio of 125 reports per second. It's compatible with Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP 32-bit, Vista, and Windows 7.

For more information about the hybrid mouse, head here.

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    del35 , June 30, 2012 10:24 PM
    Good Apple didn't come up with this crap or we would be subjected to days of for morons media propaganda with claims of "magical" innovation.
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    Vladislaus , July 1, 2012 12:07 AM
    clubsaucekillerActually they did, sorry! Check out the Magic Mouse - it also happens to look a lot better than this brick-y piece of shit.

    the magic mouse isn't also a trackpad
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    doron , June 30, 2012 10:25 PM
    Jack of all trades is master of none, especially when you're supposed to touch it and it's covered in gloss.
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  • 21 Hide
    del35 , June 30, 2012 10:24 PM
    Good Apple didn't come up with this crap or we would be subjected to days of for morons media propaganda with claims of "magical" innovation.
  • 10 Hide
    doron , June 30, 2012 10:25 PM
    Jack of all trades is master of none, especially when you're supposed to touch it and it's covered in gloss.
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    balister , June 30, 2012 11:06 PM
    No thanks, I'll stick with my Logitech Wireless Trackball 570
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    danny2000 , June 30, 2012 11:24 PM
    I wish it was in purple while in mouse mode, and blue in touchpad mode.
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    DRosencraft , June 30, 2012 11:51 PM
    Sounds interesting, but I'll have to test one out though because it sounds a little like it would be a pain to use also.
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    christarp , July 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    del35Good Apple didn't come up with this crap or we would be subjected to days of for morons media propaganda with claims of "magical" innovation.

    hahahahhaahhaahhaahhaah
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    Vladislaus , July 1, 2012 12:07 AM
    clubsaucekillerActually they did, sorry! Check out the Magic Mouse - it also happens to look a lot better than this brick-y piece of shit.

    the magic mouse isn't also a trackpad
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    erikalikesfire , July 1, 2012 12:19 AM
    I don't understand. I've never been using a mouse and thought to myself, "Man, I wish this were a touchpad." I've never unplugged the mouse from my laptop so I could use the touchpad. Is this something people are looking for?
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    waethorn , July 1, 2012 12:49 AM
    Microsoft Touch Mice.

    That is all.
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    whimseh , July 1, 2012 12:53 AM
    Worlds first ever....? Don't think so.. You have Apple's Magic Mouse and Microsoft's touch mouse... try again.
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    rocknrollz , July 1, 2012 12:54 AM
    This would work nice with Windows 8
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    danwat1234 , July 1, 2012 1:24 AM
    clubsaucekillerActually they did, sorry! Check out the Magic Mouse - it also happens to look a lot better than this brick-y piece of shit.

    No I don't think the pad on the magic mouse can actually be a mouse, users can only do certain gestures on the pad. So Gigabyte is the first!?
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    danwat1234 , July 1, 2012 1:26 AM
    waethornMicrosoft Touch Mice.That is all.

    But I don't think the pad on that Microsoft mouse can actually control the mouse cursor. Looks like Gigabyte is the first to make a 2 in 1 mouse like this
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    srap , July 1, 2012 2:07 AM
    Doesn't seem to be very ergonomic.
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    f-14 , July 1, 2012 2:25 AM
    clubsaucekillerActually they did, sorry! Check out the Magic Mouse - it also happens to look a lot better than this brick-y piece of shit.

    they said the ipad looked like a tampon, they never saw that magic mouse then. looks like it should be shoved right up the inventors kitty.
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    guitarguy92 , July 1, 2012 3:03 AM
    Seems pretty cool, and it's Windows 98 compatible :) 
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    Anonymous , July 1, 2012 3:17 AM
    The main advantage of a touchpad over a mouse is the multi-finger controls such as pinch to reduce view size and vice-versa. Otherwise, mouse is more convenient and accurate for most general use and of course, gaming.
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    Anonymous , July 1, 2012 3:29 AM
    I'll wait until the Leap Motion comes out.
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    fb39ca4 , July 1, 2012 6:54 AM
    They bothered with making drivers for Windows 98 and ME???
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