A mouse that thinks it's a slider phone

Another attempt at convergence for the lowly peripheral.

Chinavasion

In the continuing effort to overcome its inferiority complex and expand its horizons , the lowly mouse has made various attempts to double as a VoIP handset. As odd as it may seem, most of the designs for these combo devices have mimicked flip phones, as seen in models by Sony and Genius .

Chinavasion wants to separate its own phone-mouse from the pack with a slider design, a la the Chocolate, with an LCD on a cover that slides back to reveal the keypad, according to Chip Chick. Not satisfied with just two functions, the Chinese company--which has made a name for itself with other combo products such as multimedia watches --has added a 1.5-watt speaker as well.

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