I have been trialling the prototype Citrix X1 mouse and it gets a firm thumbs up from me.
According to Citrix; “This limited edition device puts your workspace in your pocket.”
And it does. It is the first and so far only mouse that works with an iPad or iPhone and as the perfect companion to the Citrix Receiver client. I rely heavily on these devices when visiting customers and vendors and in fact in the office where we operate a BYOD policy.
What’s so great?
The key benefit is being able to use the full functionality of Windows-based software without the hit-or-miss clumsiness of using my finger as a rather lumpen, external mouse click.
Coupled with a Bluetooth keyboard, the Citrix set-up gives you access to your files, documents and Windows programs and the ability to work professionally without the need to carry a laptop.
The Citrix X1 mouse is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” technical developments. In its prototype form it’s not earth shattering in design, but in terms of supporting true workspace mobility, it’s truly leading edge.
While all will benefit from increased productivity I can see real opportunities for people who work in the field and in less laptop accommodating situations.
When can you get one?
We’re still waiting to hear the mass market launch date for the, but once all the feedback from the trial is in and the commercial product is perfected I can’t see these staying off, or indeed on the shelves for long.
The Citrix X1 mouse is a must have for any iOS users and we are ready with a mass order for our mobile work force.
Would you like to see the Citrix X1 mouse in action?
We will be using it as part of the Citrix Work Space Suite showcase webinar on Friday 24 April. More details to follow.
Would you like one?!
Watch this space. When we do get some Citrix X1 mice into the office, we plan a giveaway for some of our lucky Citrix Receiver and Citrix WorkSpace customers!
Duncan Little, Managing Director, Open Reality and BrightCloud