updated 01:55 pm EST, Tue February 20, 2007
Cylo 3style jogwheel mouse
Australian company Cylo's new mouse is the 3style, designed for those who need an extra axis of movement control. It can be used as a traditional two-axis mouse, but the jogwheel on top can rapidly scroll through a third, whether it be the progress bar in a video editor or the Z axis in a 3D renderer. The wheel can also be set to adjust any object under the cursor, such as a knob in a software mixing console. To left-click users push down on the wheel, whereas right-clicks are done with a squeeze, and the middle-click button is the wheel's dimple. A fourth control, the "orientate" button, can be used to set the Y axis in whatever direction a user wants. Cylo has just finished developing the 3style, so prices and release dates have yet to be established.