Showing posts with label mouse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mouse. Show all posts

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Mycestro - 3D Mouse, Thumb Activated Wireless Mouse

Mycestro - 3D Mouse
The latest in the tech world is now the Mycestro 3D mouse, a thumb activated wireless mouse which can be attached to the index finger. A computer mouse which wraps round the finger could be good for a while though it could get a bit awkward. `Mycestro’, as the device is named is like a bulky futuristic ring which is around 4.5 cm long and appears like a sort of an arrowhead placed on the index finger, presently for now, only the right one.

The side closest to the thumb comprises of touchpad with three small buttons for scrolling, selecting and clicking and to use the Mycestro, one needs to plug a small Bluetooth dongle which comes with it in a USB port on the computer. Thereafter one can slide the ring on and touch the thumb anywhere on the side touchpad and begin waving the hand to see the movement of the cursor.

Though this mouse weighs only half an ounce, it tends to feel heavy really quickly and wearing it for more than half an hour while typing is a challenge. When it comes to human computer interface scenarios,we face these days; the traditional mouse has its limitations, which led to the original inspiration for this design.

Prototype Utilises 3D Space Recognition 

Nick Mastandrea, Founder of Ohio based Innovative Developments LLC, worked on the design for about two years. The present prototype utilises 3D space recognition in order to control the computer without the need for dedicated mouse space or a touchpad on the device.

Mycestro, which is the size of a Bluetooth earpiece is designed to be worn on the index finger and uses a combination of sensors as well as algorithms to collect finger movement information with a touch sensitive panel which is located at the side of the finger closest to the thumb.If the hand is removed from the mouse, the it remains inactive till it is touched and held anywhere on its side panel indicating that one can type or make a coffee without having to remove it. When the cursor gets active, finger movements together with the active thumb press directs it to the desired location while further thumb motions on the touch panel button provides a full range of mouse clicks as well as scroll functions.

Compatible with Bluetooth Smart Ready Devices 

The 3D mouse helps users to personalize programmable gesture commands along with the usual mouse functions like a flick or swipe movements. This device started at Kickstarter project in 2013 and presently being sold online for $149. The Kickstarter campaign is on to raise funds for tooling as well as preproduction prototype run. This mouse uses BLE – Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Protocol in order to provide a range of 30 ft. and is compatible with Bluetooth Smart Ready devices which include iPads, MacBooks as well as any PC with a compatible BLE dongle. Android devices should probably be online by the end of the year according to its creators. The present version has two interchangeable clip sizes for different digits and can be charged through USB where a single charge is believed to provide eight hours of battery life based on its usage.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Gila a mouse for gamers with 12 buttons

    Genius has just lifted the veil on a new mouse namely Gila. This model has been designed for gamers and has twelve buttons, as well as a sensor that can reach a resolution of 8200 DPI. Typical wired mouse Gila has a USB cable with a length of 1.8 meters. Her measurements are 114 x 72 x 44 mm and weighs 197 grams which is heavier than the old Logitech MX 1000.

     This mouse has a slightly rounded hull so as to match the best shape of the hand. The presence of depression on both sides allows better support to the fingers. Over clocking Core SG II offers a resolution of 200 DPI and 8200 DPI which can be changed on the fly via two buttons and the default levels are yet to be provided by the manufacturer. It supports a maximum acceleration of 30 G. Apart from the usual click buttons left, right and dial there or two more buttons on the left and seven on the top of the mouse. The sniper button helps us to apply a very low resolution to be more precise in certain game and purposes. Apart from those the mouse has an internal memory of 34 KB.

Monday, 24 October 2011

The Great Surprises - Part 4

Another creation of the studio Nendo for the Japanese manufacturer Elecom, mouse IMRO. As the name suggests, it is inspired by origami or the art of folding. Unlike most mice, it offers no curved surface but only a succession of facets. Despite this the design studio ensures that it offers seamless comfort.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

The Great Surprises - Part 3

Airmouse, imagined and created by the Canadian company DeanMark, is expected to increase the accuracy and timeliness of work performed while preserving the integrity of the ligaments of the hand. It consists of a "skin" neoprene which are fixed on a 2D sensor, at the palm and the left and right click buttons at the end of the index and middle fingers. It is also a mouse that knows how to forget because it turns off when no longer needed her and that is used...

Friday, 21 October 2011

The Great Surprises - Part 2

This is not a sculpture out of a contemporary art museum, but an ergonomic mouse designed by Ryo Yoshimiavec with researchers and physicians surgeons. Adapta baptized, it is supposed to take advantage of the natural tendencies of positioning of the hand and avoid fatigue and muscular disorders during prolonged use. She participated in the 2011 James Dyson Award, an international competition created by the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The Great Surprises - Part 1

The young American designer Joey Roth seems to appreciate most of all natural materials and minimalism. In 2010 after designing a pair of mini speakers ceramic, which had already caused a stir, this time he designed a prototype mouse that looks like out of another time. The Felt Mouse is made of wool felt, teak and aluminum. And fit in perfectly with your MacBook Pro, casually resting on an old wooden table campaign.

Monday, 5 September 2011

MENDO Kandenchi, mouse shaped like a AA battery

Japanese manufacturer Elecom has developed a unique mouse called: MENDO Kandenchi Mouse. This mouse unconventional is cut like a stack. 32.5 mm x 32.5 mm x 53 mm, that is the size of the computer mouse-like 32 grams of a AA battery. Contrary to what one might imagine, MENDO Kandenchi is held vertically, which makes its use even more original. This is an optical mouse and wireless.