View Full Version : the mysterious touchpad...

02-21-05, 02:28 PM
anyone know how these things work...im on my laptop right now and ive always wondered how it works. seems as though it doesnt work by pressure and instead uses some method of detected the small electric charge in our fingers. this explains why a pencil or pen wont work....maybe...

any touchpad experts out there?

02-21-05, 02:34 PM
well im sure theres a ton of you wondering how this works now that ive posed the question. you'll be happy to know that i just found this (http://www.synaptics.com/technology/cps.cfm) at synaptics page.

pretty interesting.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: interestinly enough the banana i was just about to eat can move around the mouse.