Skype phone/mouse just looks awkward
Remember yesterday when I was talking about convergence products? While the keyboard/Skype phone combination didn’t really appeal to me, I don’t doubt that there are people out there that would enjoy that particular device. However, cramming Skype phones into random peripherals seems to be the latest craze, and not all of them turn out quite as well as Buffalo’s keyboard/phone combo.
This mouse seems to be one of the best cases of a good idea gone bad. I’m sure that they were thinking that almost everyone uses a mouse, so it would be great to give it an extra function. We’ve seen a Skype phone/mouse combo before that didn’t seem too bad, as it did resemble both a mouse and a phone. This one does not. I’m pretty sure that I’d look about as strange as Maxwell Smart did when talking into his shoe.
If you’ve got $16 burning a hole in your pocket, I’m sure you could find something better to purchase. This thing doesn’t look like it would be comfortable to use as either a mouse or a phone.