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Canon X Mark 1 mouse

It’s a strange hybrid, this multitasking rodent

Canon X Mark 1 mouse

December 23 2010
Jonathan Margolis

Does this droll combination wireless laser mouse and calculator from Canon, of all people make sense? I can’t make up my mind. The Canon X Mark 1 mouse is perfectly successful at combining two boring but important functions in a way that could arguably elevate it above the level of gimmick.

But would anyone actually use such a multitasking rodent? I have to say I don’t, even though it’s been on my desk for ages. But then again, I don’t do many calculations during the working day. Perhaps if you do, it’s the mouse for you.

It could be a great gift for your FD or accountant, though.