updated 04:45 pm EST, Thu December 7, 2006
La Feel Media Mouse
Japanese firm E-Blue has just unveiled its La Feel mouse, hoping to replace the media buttons found on many newer keyboards with controls that are closer at hand. In addition to handling common navigation tasks like skipping forward or backward through websites, the top-mounted buttons on the La Feel can quickly pause or play media files, adjust volume, or skip through songs. Additional control is given through the four-way scroll wheel and the high-precision 800 DPI optical sensor undearneath, the company says. Versions can be found with blue or red shells and are available now for a currently unlisted price.