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Texture

On the Web there isn’t much consideration for tactile response, something that is true of the computer industry in general. Simple force feedback is popular in the controllers of game consoles, but there aren’t many consumer-level products available that go beyond that.

In the earlier part of the decade, Logitech experimented with a line of mice called iFeel that had some finer feedback controls allowing elements of your operating system, and Web pages, to take on simple “textures.” Moving the pointer over a hyperlink might feel like pushing the mouse over a rubber surface, for example. We haven’t heard much about the technology recently, and Logitech doesn’t make the mice anymore; while the technology was cool, no one really figured out what to do with it and it never caught on.


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