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    Microsoft is planning to add 'tilt-wheel technology' (TWT) to its popular range of computer mice, the company has announced, in a move which is sure to have significant connotations for hardcore PC gamers.

    TWT adds another axis of scrolling to the ubiquitous mouse wheel, allowing users to move left and right by tilting the wheel with their finger, as well as up and down in the traditional manner. It won't be a four-way scroll wheel, but in many respects that's better for PC gamers.

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  • #2
    Originally posted by Asendin


    Microsoft is planning to add 'tilt-wheel technology' (TWT) to its popular range of computer mice, the company has announced, in a move which is sure to have significant connotations for hardcore PC gamers.

    TWT adds another axis of scrolling to the ubiquitous mouse wheel, allowing users to move left and right by tilting the wheel with their finger, as well as up and down in the traditional manner. It won't be a four-way scroll wheel, but in many respects that's better for PC gamers.

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    Sounds interesting but exactly how big is that thing? It looks to be almost the size of a puppy

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Asendin


      Microsoft is planning to add 'tilt-wheel technology' (TWT) to its popular range of computer mice, the company has announced, in a move which is sure to have significant connotations for hardcore PC gamers.

      TWT adds another axis of scrolling to the ubiquitous mouse wheel, allowing users to move left and right by tilting the wheel with their finger, as well as up and down in the traditional manner. It won't be a four-way scroll wheel, but in many respects that's better for PC gamers.

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      Horizontal scrolling from the mouse would be a massive timesaver for me in the cases of boards that have very wide pages or the occasional post that's very long. (Especially when the posts are all in one table)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by N9ne
        Sounds interesting but exactly how big is that thing? It looks to be almost the size of a puppy

        That looks like it's just a CG interpretation of the wheel part of the mouse, not the whole thing.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Asendin


          Microsoft is planning to add 'tilt-wheel technology' (TWT) to its popular range of computer mice, the company has announced, in a move which is sure to have significant connotations for hardcore PC gamers.

          TWT adds another axis of scrolling to the ubiquitous mouse wheel, allowing users to move left and right by tilting the wheel with their finger, as well as up and down in the traditional manner. It won't be a four-way scroll wheel, but in many respects that's better for PC gamers.

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          Read this on neowin the other day (IIRC)
          Logitech are complaining about it though, as it removes the "click" when you scroll.

          If it does, then that's a BadThing(tm)
          I like the noticeable steps when scrolling with my Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
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          • #6
            Originally posted by okidoki
            Read this on neowin the other day (IIRC)
            Logitech are complaining about it though, as it removes the "click" when you scroll.

            If it does, then that's a BadThing(tm)
            I like the noticeable steps when scrolling with my Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
            I wore out the noticeable steps on mine, it still scrolls though.

            http://i.ksilebo.com/ksicom_button.png
            http://i.ksilebo.com/simpli_button.png

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            • #7
              Originally posted by okidoki
              Read this on neowin the other day (IIRC)
              Logitech are complaining about it though, as it removes the "click" when you scroll.

              If it does, then that's a BadThing(tm)
              I like the noticeable steps when scrolling with my Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
              How is it going to remove the "noticable steps" considering it wont remove the little bumpyness behaviour? edit: well, they havent actually said it would

              I think itll come in handy, though not for the intended purposes, as games i play are not realistic (ut2k3, TFC, soon to be, hopefully unrealistic, TF2), id probably use them to switch weapons instead, because i use the mousewheel to jump
              Last edited by merk; Tue 12 Aug '03, 3:11am.

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              • #8
                if i bought that the wife would start trying to hoover up with it by the looks of it........

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                • #9
                  I'm having trouble imagining this, whats it do? Just the same scroll wheel buts makes it go side to side also?

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                  • #10
                    this may help

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                    • #11
                      Ah, I see... Ginna get me one of those! As long as it doesn't look like a fisher price toy (the yellow reminds me of that).

                      (very 1337 photoshop skills btw )

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                      • #12
                        Well you probably wouldn't even see the yellow part, cause it would be inside the mouse
                        Trent Gillespie Mod Theater Gillespie Photography

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                        • #13
                          I think the yellow part is to emphasize the side to side movability

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by fury
                            I think the yellow part is to emphasize the side to side movability
                            The yellow part is part of the device.

                            http://i.ksilebo.com/ksicom_button.png
                            http://i.ksilebo.com/simpli_button.png

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ksilebo
                              The yellow part is part of the device.
                              But you won't even see the yellow part, so the yellow is irrelevant.
                              Trent Gillespie Mod Theater Gillespie Photography

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