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APPOINT INTRODUCES NEW PRODUCT -- THE MOUSE THAT LOOKS LIKE A CRAYON AND WORKS LIKE A MOUSE

 PLEASANTON, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Appoint Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: APTN) today announced its new Computer Crayon, a hand- held mouse in the shape of a pen, combining ergonomics and advanced technology. Crayon does not require a mouse pad, but works on nearly any surface and at almost any angle. This is a feature of Appoint's advanced technology that uses friction rather than gravity to operate the mouse-like mechanism.
 The Computer Crayon expands Appoint's product line to address the growing educational market. "With increasing emphasis on computers in education and at home, our product designers thought it was only natural that children should have an input device that looks familiar and is associated with learning," said Cynthia Colmenares, vice president of sales at Appoint.
 One customer, Disney Software, found this computer mouse concept intriguing. "At Disney Software, we feel that using a computer for learning should be enjoyable," said Gale Steiner, marketing manager. "The software program and even the pointing device should be fun for children. Appoint's colorful Computer Crayon is both fun and functional."
 The Computer Crayon is not only for children, but is a useful tool for adults as well. The pen-shaped design lends itself well to graphics, desktop publishing and other high-dexterity applications. "With the Crayon, Appoint is not only responding to the needs of the educational market, but also those of the retail environment," said Colmenares. Available through national distributors and retail dealers, the Computer Crayon has a suggested retail price of only $49.
 Since personal preference is a major factor in selecting the pointing device for a particular job, Appoint has developed a full range of pointing devices, including MousePen, trackballs and Gulliver, a miniaturized mouse, designed to give users a broad selection of appropriate tools for all application needs.
 Appoint Technologies Inc. is the parent company of Appoint Inc. and Standard Logic Inc. Appoint designs, manufactures and markets advanced-technology, high-dexterity pointing devices (computer mouse products) for IBM-compatible and Apple Macintosh desktop and portable computers. Standard Logic Inc. specializes in the development and sale of both standard and custom products (circuit boards, software and services) to the electronic packaging industry.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines. Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. Appoint is a trademark of Appoint Inc./
 /CONTACT: Cynthia Colmenares, VP-sales of Appoint Inc., 800-448-1184, or Joseph C. Picken, president and CEO of Appoint Technologies, 805-239-8976; or Shannon T. Squyres, president of Corporate Relations Group, 714-955-1860, for Appoint Technologies/
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