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Gigabyte Intros Innovative Mouse/Touchpad Hybrid

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.

  • del35
    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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  • doron
    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
    No thanks, I'll stick with my Logitech Wireless Trackball 570
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  • danny2000
    I wish it was in purple while in mouse mode, and blue in touchpad mode.
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  • clubsaucekiller
    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.
    Actually they did, sorry! Check out the Magic Mouse - it also happens to look a lot better than this brick-y piece of shit.
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  • DRosencraft
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Microsoft Touch Mice.

    That is all.
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