LINDY has launched its latest multifunction gadget, the optical mouse with built-in VoIP phone.
It comes with speaker phone functionality and a headset for hands-free use, with the mouse remaining fully functional when a call is in place.
Though it looks much like an ordinary mouse, it flips up to reveal a keypad and LCD. Its built-in microphone allows the mouse to be picked up and used like a normal phone handset, should you so wish. The optical mouse tracks at 800dpi.
LINDY’s main reasoning for combining these two gadgets, which at first look might seem a rather odd pairing, is that it’s what consumers want. “Finding space for everything on your desk can be difficult, which is why combining peripherals is always popular with users. The simplicity of the mouse and its clamshell design makes it perfect for use both as a mouse and a phone, without compromising the functionality of either,” commented Stephen Fawcett, Senior Product Manager of LINDY Electronics.
It certainly helps to save on USB ports.
Available now, priced at £29.99, and compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista.