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+ Your AuthorsArchive @Foone Hardware / software necromancer, collector of Weird Stuff, maker of Death Generators. (they/them) ko-fi: Oct. 22, 2021 1 min read

here's an interesting thing on ebay: the MicroTouch UnMouse! It's an external touchpad for DOS computers, but it's not just a pointing device

You can also set it up as a keypad, and it comes with little paper inserts for that.
So instead of a mouse, it acts like a keyboard, with programable macros

it also doesn't just support relative mode like most laptop trackpads: it has an absolute mode, where it works like a modern touchscreen, so touching the top left moves the cursor to the top left, bottom right moves the cursor to bottom left.

and you can see from the cables included that it doesn't do software keyboard emulation, which is good because that's not going to be terribly reliable in DOS.
It instead acts as a keyboard pass through

it's on ebay, here: 

ok I'm bidding on it

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