Question: When is a mouse not a mouse?
Answer: When it’s a YapperMouse.
In my post bag this morning I received on one of the new YapperMouse phones.
]]>It looks like a normal mouse but at the base there is a speaker and microphone so it can be use as a Skype handset when you receive a call
As a mouse it’s fantastic, very comfortable, as a phone it’s also works great, it’s a little strange when you get a phone call and your mouse starts to vibrate or ring depending on your setting but the call quality is great.
When you press the middle button on the mouse after a few seconds you are shown your contacts list so you can speed dial without loading the Skype client. You can also use the mouse as a speaker phone.
I am really looking forward to getting in to the office with this later in the week and showing it off.
The mouse also comes with an application called Amy, one of the neat feature is Amy will automatically set your status to Do Not Disturb between times you specify. For instance 7pm to 8am. Another really cool feature enables Amy to help weed out junk phone calls.
Unfortunately they are only shipping to the USA and Canada right now but it’s a very interesting device and a perfect example of what developers have done with the Skype API to make new useful devices.
I feel the need to share, so I will order some of these and we will arrange another giveaway contest