Normally you think of a mouse as precious little more than a device used to point at things, but now, Philips is looking to expand the humble mouse’s role with the Bluetooth Notebook Mouse.

Granted, the name isn’t exactly inspiriting but there’s loads of time to fix that.  Anyway, the big question is how does it work.  In this case, by the sounds of it, pretty well.  It can alternate between being a normal corded mouse and a cordless mouse, with the cord also serving as a USB recharge cable for the cordlessness. Even better, it can become a presentation controller with its built-in 360-degree touch control.  Thus, it’s extremely versatile and almost two mouses in one.

Or is it mice?  Anyway–it’s good to see an invention work, for a change.