Page 1 of 1
Apple? this sure seems like the multitouch technology
Posted: 03 Aug 2005, 02:18
it most definitly is using capacative sensing... Not sure if they are using fingerworks algorithms...
Posted: 03 Aug 2005, 04:46
I wouldn't think so, afterall, its only single-touch so any touch technology would work. Very nice though.
Posted: 03 Aug 2005, 06:50
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.
Posted: 03 Aug 2005, 09:06
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.
Posted: 03 Aug 2005, 13:47
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.
Posted: 04 Aug 2005, 00:34
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).
Posted: 04 Aug 2005, 08:33
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.
Posted: 04 Aug 2005, 15:14
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.
I don't see anything "mighty" about this mouse other than the price tag. And I'm a Mac user...
Posted: 04 Aug 2005, 17:34
Actually, it DOES use capacitive sensing! Just not very well:
http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/ ... issect.ars