Apple? this sure seems like the multitouch technology

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Apple? this sure seems like the multitouch technology

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it most definitly is using capacative sensing... Not sure if they are using fingerworks algorithms...

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I wouldn't think so, afterall, its only single-touch so any touch technology would work. Very nice though.
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The FW touch sensors are capacitive and contact sensitive, not pressure sensitive. It seems the Mac mouse has squeeze and pressure sensitivity so I would guess that they are using different techniques.
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You guys are quick :) I thought of FW too when I saw this mentioned on Slashdot, but I agree that this is not the FW-killer after all.
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I actually read a reveiw of the Mighty Mouse. It is not "touch sensitive" at all... it has real click-buttons hidden inside. When you press down the outer shell actually depresses.
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Post by jono »

dr_leviathan: I would say that FW is partially 'pressure' sensitive in that there are gestures which can speed up based on 'pressure' -- in this case though, I think that comes from measuring a larger surface area of your finger (a side effect of pushing harder).

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The FW touchpads are not pressure sensitive. But they seem to be because they measure the contact area and deduce a pressure meaning from the size of the contact area.

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Post by Shawn_Milo »

I thought of FW the moment I saw this on Slashdot, also. But it's clearly not related -- there is no "touchpad" technology at all -- just mechanical buttons.

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I don't see anything "mighty" about this mouse other than the price tag. And I'm a Mac user...

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Actually, it DOES use capacitive sensing! Just not very well:

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/ ... issect.ars
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