I often speak fondly of my iGesture Touchpad (it replaces a regular mouse), but today it’s hot and muggy in the house, and I may have found the first downside to it. If your fingers are damp, the pointer gets a little jumpy. I’ve noticed it before after taking a drink from a glass with beads of condensation on the outside, but then it’s easy enough to wipe your hand off. Right now, it’s humid and 90-something in my office, and I don’t have any AC (hey, it’s the Seattle area–we don’t get many hot days), so it’s hard to keep my hands totally dry. The iGesture isn’t unusable or anything like that; it’s just an interesting little quirk. I think I’ll take this as a sign that it’s time to give up working until it cools off in here.
You can read my iGesture review from a few months ago if you’re wondering what the heck product I’m talking about. With FingerWorks out of business, I’m not sure if they’re still available though.