A mouse that thinks it's a slider phone

Another attempt at convergence for the lowly peripheral.


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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