August 10th, 2011
Despite the recent influx of motion and gesture alternatives, the mouse and keyboard are still the go-to input device for computing mortals. In fact, annual sales are near their all-time high, a new report by The Atlantic found.
"People are buying more mice and keyboards today than in years past," says Rory Dooley, senior vice president of devices at Logitech, one of the worlds largest manufacturers of computer accessories. "The interface was developed to allow people to create content, and it is still the best interface today for that purpose."
Which explains why companies like Logitech are selling almost as much as the all-time high in 2008, this despite the recent surge in popularity of Wiis, iPhones, Kinects, and iPads.
In other news, long live PC gaming. And mods. And all things creative... made possible by mice and QWERTY.
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