Soap is a new pointing device being developed by Microsoft research which resembles a fluffy bar of soap. The device is quite simple: a wireless optical mouse with the casing replaced. You can make one yourself quite easily as demonstrated in the video. Since this device can be used off the table, it opens some new possibilities for pointing devices and has many applications for media center and game console based situations where you need the control of a mouse without the flat surface.

soap homepage [via Engadget]

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