It seems like people are always looking for the next big thing when it comes to computer peripherals. Oddly enough those big things tend to be pretty little.
The newest big little device comes from Taipei, Taiwan in the form of something called a Ring Mouse. No this isn’t a cute little fuzzy creature that delights guests by doing cute tricks in its stationary ball. Nor is it even the furry, box shaped felt covered mouse we showed you just a few days ago Rather the Ring Mouse is a new device that comes from one of the world’s leading computer peripheral company known as Genius. The Ring Mouse lives up to its name by sitting on your finger just like a ring does, with your thumb being the main controller of the computer it is hooked up to.
Using a Pico USB receiver that plugs into your laptop or desktop’s USB slot the Ring Mouse is completely wireless and can operate your computer from as many as 10 meters (32 feet) away. The Ring Mouse has movement sensitivity up to 1,000 DPI meaning that you should be able to control the cursor with as little effort as humanly possible. The Ring Mouse currently costs $70 so this isn’t for someone who isn’t smitten by these newer wireless peripherals. This is a device for those who want to be on the cutting edge of new technology and love the quirky little things that are out on that edge as well.
Unfortunately for Mac users, the Ring Mouse only works with Windows based operating systems, though it is good news for Windows users because the Ring Mouse works with Windows 7, Vista and even XP.
It is a little interesting how many new controller devices are coming in the shape of a ring. While the Ring Mouse is the latest and greatest hand mounted control device, the Ringbow device is actually a step up from this particular Mouse, though it is only available for touch screen devices such as the iPad. The Ring Mouse is expected to pop up in electronics stores across the country over the next few weeks.