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Old 6th February, 2006, 09:10 PM
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Seems to me like that would be highly problematic. The amount of repulsive force required from the magnets would depend not just on the weight of the mouse, but on the weight of the hand operating the mouse. In addition, as soon as you took your hand off the mouse, it would try to skate of the mouse pad. You'd be forever running down your mouse.

Both of these problems can be solved using active electronics, but now you've got significant power drains (particularly with the repulsive force issue), and the cost would be much, much higher.

So, I don't think it would be practical. Interesting idea, though.
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