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July 1, 2005 12:04 AM
Broken: KidzMouse box copy
Ronnie Paskin writes,
I just bought this mouse for my daughter.
The box says: "Squeeze my head anywhere and I will click!", and that it's easier for young children, etc.
Well, I was testing it and trying to squeeze Elmo's head, but no click. I spent several minutes on their site, downloaded the driver, etc, then finally realized that you do have to use the buttons, Elmo's head [printed on the body of the mouse] is there just for decoration.
What happens apparently is most of their mice are shaped like bugs, and the head *is* the buttons; they have a driver that will turn both buttons into the same left click action (making it a one button mouse so it's easier for the kids).
I'd say the box designers had no idea how the mouse worked... or they had bad specs (e.g. "we always say 'squeeze my head anywhere and I will click' on the boxes").
In any case, I'd say the box design is broken.
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