20/01/2012 17:28 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, Tech & Gadgets
The Microsoft Mouse turns 30

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EasyBall. Image Bill Buxton (© Bill Buxton)
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EasyBall

We realise that the EasyBall looks like a giant, brightly coloured mouse for children - that's because it is. Microsoft's EasyBall was released in 1997, it incorporated a rollerball and a single, big button mounted on the front.

(Thanks to Microsoft's Bill Buxton for the excellent imagery - you can view his Collection here)


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