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Awesome laser makes your mouse obsolete by projecting a trackpad on your desk

  • Mike Murphy
By Mike Murphy

Technology editor

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

Perhaps you already have a laser keyboard and you’d like to complete the look, or you just can’t stand traditional computer mouses. Maybe you just really like the way you desk feels. Whatever your reasoning, you’ll soon be able to purchase a device that projects a trackpad onto any surface, using lasers.

The ODiN—which looks a lot like the logo of the villains in a Transformers film—projects a small grid of lasers onto a surface. They can be controlled by the same sorts of clicking and dragging gestures most laptop trackpads use. Serafim, the company behind the device, says on its website that ODiN would reduce carpal tunnel, as your hand rests more naturally on a flat surface.

Serafim hopes to begin mass production next month, according to Engadget. This follows a successful Kickstarter campaign, which showed that at least 1,700 people feel they need more lasers in their life and on their desks. The trackpad will cost an oddly specific $56 when it’s available through Serafim’s site.

It’s like we’re living in the future. Well, the past’s future.

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