Hawking Technology’s RMTP mouse combines touchpad and a keyboard

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Hawking Technology is known mostly for their networking gear, but the company’s RMTP mouse, which passed through the FCC today, has us intrigued.  Although Hawking refers to the device as a mouse, it’s really a combination of a touchpad and a mini keyboard that connects to your PC via a 2.4GHz wireless dongle.

To use the device as a touchpad, just push the “O” button near the top right of the device.  In this mode, the RMTP’s individual keys don’t work, instead the entire surface of the device works as a trackpad that recognizes 1 or 2 finger gestures.

To use the device as a keyboard, just press the home button.  The device has a QWERTY keypad along with number keys and most common symbols and punctuations.  The keypad is also backlight, so you can use it in dark environments.

The RMTP measures only 3.7” x 2.1” (95mm x 54mm) so it fits in the palm of your hand and can be easily stowed away in a bag.

No word on pricing or availability.

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