If necessity is the mother of invention, then why do we have so many inventions for which there is no need?
Your Mac has a mouse or a trackpad or both. Both are used to move the pointer around your Mac’s screen. Both work well, desktop Mac or notebook Mac. Do we need yet another pointing device? Yes. Especially if the pointer is your iPhone.
The Mouse That Won’t Roar
The computing universe being what it is, there are plenty of products that never see the light of day, and far to many that probably should not.
Mobile Mouse Pro is one that fits somewhere in between.
What it does is relatively simple (at first glance). It turns your iPhone (or iPod touch) into a motion-based mouse, trackpad, and wireless remote for your Mac.
Still with me? It’s like having a wireless mouse in your hand.
Wait. That’s what Magic Mouse does. Except your iPhone is even more remote and can control your Mac from somewhere else in the room.
That turns you iPhone into an accelerometer-based mouse and a trackpad. It also gives you keys you can use on your Mac from afar. With apps. Change volume. Eject CDs and DVDs (then, walk over and remove them).
It all works nicely over WiFi, iPhone to Mac. So, you’ll need the app for your iPhone and the app for your Mac to make all the magic happen.
Therein lies the problem with mother inventing things that are not necessary.
Mobile Mouse may be good for presentations in a meeting, or showing off how cool you and your toys are to your friends, but despite the capability, practical functionality is lacking, even with built-in scripting features.
What’s not lacking is flexibility. Mobile Mouse works from iPhone to Mac, to Windows PCs, even to Linux PCs (geeks need to show off, too).