Genius Ring Mouse with Laser Pointer
The first time I saw a wireless finger mouse in use was during a recent seminar about new publishing trends. One of the speakers kept pointing at overhead diagrams and I soon realized what I thought was a over-sized ring was actually the source of the pointer beam.
Not a ring for eveyone
Why would anyone want a ring mouse rather than a traditional presentation pointer? The standard pointer usually comes as a laser pen, or it might look like a tv control. Both of these are great pointers, but if you also want to control on-screen functions, then you need the versatility of a true mouse. There are a number of sophisticated presentation devices on the market that offer long range and good cursor control, but most are large and feel like something brought back from the 80's VCR era.
- Windows 8/7/Vista/XP or Mac OSX 10.4+ and above
- WiFi 2.4GHz
- USB Port micro dongle and charging
- 1250 dpi resolution
- Five buttons
- Mouse cursor movements and 4-way scrolling
- Laser pointer
Review ratings of the Ring Mouse
Reviews on this little gizmo are overall good, although a few complain about it not being very comfortable to use. With the unique form factor, I can certainly see how it may not be convenient for everyone, specially if the bought it to replace their mouse for everyday use.. but the majority are perfectly happy.
The Genius mouse is designed as a small and discrete presentation device for small stage use. One thing to remember is that this is not a gaming mouse, nor is it designed to replace your standard mouse hours on end in the office, nor is it suitable for large stage performances. This a wearable pointer with mouse functions that allows freedom of movement during smaller presentations, nothing else.
This is the first generation version. it offers the same functionality but looks a bit more boxy. Available in a bunch of colors though!
I think this is a pretty unique and flashy gizmo! Something you might see yourself using?
This is a new wearable laser pointer by Genius which lacks true mouse movements and is designed as a traditional laser pointer with start / stop for Powerpoint etc.