Who put a laser pointer in my mouse?

I'm all for the convergence of gadgets, but come on. I know it's exciting to create a new device that's never seen the light of day before, but you've gotta take a minute and think about what reasons there might be for a gadget not yet existing. Is it because the technology hasn't been available until now? Perhaps no one has been inspired enough to create something totally new and unique? Or, what looks like what happened in this case, it's a stupid idea that doesn't really make a whole lot of sense.

Whatever the inspiration, we're stuck with it now. This mouse has a laser pointer stuck into it, so if there's something sitting at the end of the conference table you can point at a spot at its base really easily. Or you could pick the mouse up and use it to point at stuff, but then you can't use it as a mouse anymore. All in all, it just doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If you don't make any sense either you can pick this abomination up for $38 when it comes out at the end of the month in Japan.

Via Akihabara News