Logitech ships their billionth mouse

Logitech has recently announced shipping their billionth mouse, just in time to mark forty years since the first mouse was demonstrated in public. Now selling a large range of keyboards, mice, webcams, and numerous other forms of input (and more recently output too), Logitech sells, on average, 7.8 million mice every month, or 376,000 per day, to over 100 countries.

Some readers may remember the times before the mouse, and how the mouse formed the path of both commercial and personal computer use. Many things that are now assumed to be standard are dependent on the invention of the mouse. Operating systems, software, games are all considerably, if not in some cases entirely dependent on the mouse in some form.

Needless to say, the mouse has come a long way since the world's first trackball, with nano-receivers, lasers, and new interfaces (that would have been un-thought-of at the time) being implemented. Yet, despite a plethora of different types and designs of mice, some are certain that the end of the computer mouse is coming soon.

The Nintendo Wii Remote, the Guitar Hero 3 remote guitar and even a 'neural impulse actuator' have shown that for some activities we could find alternatives to the mouse. However, those who are not willing to part with their mice just yet need not worry; nearly all computer users use the mouse as an input, with only a handful of examples showing otherwise.

However, regardless of the speculation and predictions, the mouse seems set to continue to change and evolve as it has done in the past. Logitech's latest milestone shows just how popular one of the computing world's most basic devices has become, and as the amount of computer users increases, so too will the mouse, for a short time, at least.

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I have had so many mice from Logitech I don't even recall every name. I like it was called the Mouseman+ and it was the first (I recall) to have the thumb button and had the scroll wheel that clicked :P

I still have my MX510 at work and G5 and now the G9

Copoboxx said,
LOL @ the above:D

I got my G5 today I'm loving it, No wonder they sell so many :P Very my style!

The G5 is the best mouse I think I've ever possessed :).

Logitech's latest milestone shows just how popular one of the computing world's most basic devices has become, and as the amount of computer users increases, so too will the mouse, for a short time, at least.

Something's wrong with that line. If it's so basic or even necessary, popularity shouldn't be the word used. You're literally forced to have a mouse nowadays. I used to be able to press the Windows key, U, U to send the shutdown signal almost instantly, that's no longer possible unless I turn on Windows Classic Start menu. You ask how many owners of those one billion mice are barely satifsfied with the way their mice are functioning.

Yeah Logitech make some really well functioning mice and speakers as well. Whats the news on that new mouse released ?

It was probably the RMA they just emailed me earlier that they were shipping :P

they're great for that though, free upgrade from the crappy old one that didnt work and i got for 70 bucks, and now they're shipping me the 200$ one