. An input device attached to a personal computer via standard peripheral attachment, e.g., Universal Serial Bus (USB), for the control of software on the personal computer that magnifies the content displayed on a monitor connected to the personal computer, the input device essentially comprising:
a weighted base, made of heavy plastic or rubberized metal, that rests securely on a surface nearby the personal computer;
a circular bezel of approximately one-and-a-half centimeters in height, made of solid plastic, resting in the center of the weighted base, corrugated for increased ability to grasp and turn with fingers, which has the ability to rotate clockwise and counterclockwise, in which rotation in the clockwise direction signals the software on the personal computer to increase the magnification of on-screen content, and rotation in the counter-clockwise direction signals the software on the personal computer to reduce the magnification of on-screen content, and wherein the rotation of the bezel provides tactile and audible feedback at discrete intervals of rotation;
a dome-shaped circular button, made of translucent plastic, centered over the circular bezel, sized to fit comfortably in the human palm, which, upon depression, sends a signal to the software on the personal computer to activate or deactivate the magnification ability, as appropriate;
a spring assembly, which provides recoil to the dome-shaped circular button;
a light-emitting diode (LED), inside the dome-shaped circular button, that is illuminated when the device is connected to a personal computer, and is illuminated at 25% maximum brightness when the magnification software on the personal computer is inactive, and is illuminated to 100% maximum brightness when the magnification software on the personal computer is active.