Looking for an ultraportable computer mouse? I’ve seen a lot of mini, portable computer mice and the smallest I’ve seen in person is about as big as a AA battery. However, I haven’t seen one that you wear on your finger like the Genius Ring Mouse. Created by Genius, an international leading company in computer peripherals the Ring Mouse is a ring-shaped computer mouse that’s designed to be worn on your finger.
Weighing only 12 grams, the Genius Ring Mouse features an optical trackpad and 1000 dpi movement sensitivity. The device uses a USB interface for PC connection and the 2.4GHz radio wave technology allows the device to communicate with the receiver for a range of up to 10 meters. With the help of the ioMedia software, the Genius Ring Mouse supports up to 6 scene modes for applications like Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, Windows Picture and Fax Viewer and Adobe Reader.
The Genius Ring Mouse optical trackpad works like the ones currently used on mobile phones. Although the device looks and sounds nifty, it doesn’t seem to look good in terms of functionality. The only possible “practical” uses I can think of for this device are: remote control for media players to listen to music or watch movies and remote for PowerPoint presentations. The Genius Ring Mouse retails for $69.90 and is available in the Philippines for P2,495. It comes with a 3-year warranty, a rechargeable Li-ion battery, a portable & retractable USB charger and a carrying case.
What do you think of the Genius Ring Mouse? Anyone tried or bought the device? What other practical uses can you think of for this device? Please share your thoughts.