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APPOINT ANNOUNCES INITIAL SHIPMENTS OF MINIATURIZED MOUSE

 PASO ROBLES, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Appoint Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: APNT) today announced initial shipments of Gulliver, an improved, miniaturized version of the conventional mouse. Designed to meet the needs of the laptop computer user, Gulliver is 30 percent smaller than a conventional mouse and works on any surface and at any angle. This allows for a level of precision and portability unattainable with a conventional desk mouse.
 "The increasing popularity of laptops has created a need for input devices that are as easy and comfortable to use on the road as on a desktop," said Cynthia Colmenares, vice president of sales at Appoint. Gulliver's unique design, small size, and friction-operated mechanism make it ideal for the portable environment. According to Colmenares, "Many users are accustomed to a desk mouse and are uncomfortable with the ergonomics and placement of a built-in trackball. Gulliver offers an alternative that retains the form and function of a desk mouse on the road. Gulliver is equally at home on the desktop and is packaged with an extension cord, making it easy to move from the office to the portable environment."
 Operated by friction rather than by gravity, Gulliver does not require a mouse pad or tablet. Users can operate Gulliver at any angle, or any surface, including the armrest or tray table of an airplane or even on the user's knee. The unique design makes it possible to track smoothly on uneven surfaces.
 When Appoint decided to develop a product for the portable market, the company turned to editors, research analysts and users to help define the requirements. With the goal of designing a device equally well suited for desktop and portable use, Appoint compiled suggestions on ergonomics, functionality and design. The end result was Gulliver. Optimized for dexterity and convenience, Gulliver can be held either as a conventional mouse or like an artist's chalk. This allows Gulliver to be controlled with the fingers and not just with wrist and arm movements. Two horizontal buttons on the rounded front make it ideal for the left or right hand. A third button lets users instantly adjust cursor speed from normal to fast.
 Gulliver is offered in versions for IBM compatibles, portable computers and the Apple Macintosh. Soon to be available through most computer resellers and retail chains, Gulliver has a U.S. suggested retail price of only $119.
 Appoint Technologies Inc. is the parent company of Appoint Inc. and Standard Logic Inc. Appoint designs, manufactures and markets second generation, high-dexterity pointing devices (computer mouse products) for IBM-compatible and 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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 /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/
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