I remember seeing an ad one time for a mouse that you could hold in your hand and it had a track ball you could move around with your thumb (I don't know if I'm describing this correctly, but hopefull you get the gist). I've been searching around and I can't find one of these online. Does anybody know anything about this and who makes it?
The reason I want one of these is to use my laptop on an airplane. It's difficult for me to use a laptop in those airplane tray tables; if the person in front of you puts their seat back (guaranteed on an international flight) then forget it. I'm afraid I can't afford the 10x cost of a business class seat either. However, I discovered that I can open the laptop all the way (so the screen side is open 180 degrees) and set the keyboard end on my lap. This way I can see the screen perfectly with room to spare, even if the person in front of me reclines their seat. I can't really type with the computer in that position, but I can do Photoshop-with-an-occasional-keypress or mouse-only games. If there's no one in the seat to the right of me (or if it's my girlfriend) then I can put that tray table down and set the mouse on it. The problem is that if I'm sitting next to someone I don't know (or don't have a seat to the right of me) I don't have the luxury. I thought a thumb mouse would be the perfect answer.
Anyway, if someone knows where I can find one (or has a suggestion for something similar) I would appreciate it.