From the ‘did-not-see that coming’ file – a company called Tabitop has a new app that lets your iPhone function as a touchpad mouse for your iPad.
While it may seem this idea is a bit too far outside the box, Tabitop is looking to leverage the advent of new Microsoft Office apps for the iPad and user’s familiarity with using a mouse on Windows PCs.
Tabimouse iPad App gives iPad users “a complete Windows 7 or 8 PC experience while using full versions of Windows-based programs, such as Microsoft Office, on their tablet,” the company said.
"The release of TabiMouse, the first external Bluetooth mouse for the iPad, is a significant game changer and enhances the productivity of the tablet," said Dale Ainge, President of Tabitop, a company focused on providing Desktop-as-a-service cloud apps to consumers.
He said Tabimouse “transforms” the iPad into a persistent, cloud-based PC providing access to all Windows-based applications and features.
Tabitop is available on a subscription basis with an introductory offer of $3.99 per month and a minimum of 35GB online storage. Tabitop also has two professional versions with additional online storage. There are also in-app purchase offers that the company says lets users customize and create their own virtual Windows PC within minutes from their iPad.