South Korean firm, NEO Reflections, is making us rethink the way we can use the computer mice. We’re all familiar with wireless mice, but they’ve gone beyond that and introduced a “wireless 3D finger mouse” during last week’s CeBit 2012. The finger mouse, called NEO Mouse, is an all-in-one mouse that you can replace not just your traditional mouse but can also work as a laser pointer, making it super useful for presentations.
Hailed as the world’s first motion-based 3D finger mouse, we assume that it is quite solid in terms of performance having garnered several awards this early on such as the “Best Invention Award” from the International Federation of Inventor Association, and the “Gold Award” from the Korean Invention Promotion Association.
Aside from being a fully functional mouse and presentation pointer in one, key features of the finger mouse include a rechargeable battery that can be directly recharged by plugging into a USB port and support for page forward and backward, and pen and eraser modes. The NEO mouse also comes with 4 finger sizes so that you won’t have to worry about the fit and comfort whatever your finger size may be. So unless you have unusually huge fingers or super small ones, you can be sure that the finger mouse will fit around your pointer finger quite snugly.
When it comes to ease of use, there’s no question that it will take some getting used to having to shift from the traditional mouse or track pad. However, since the finger mouse is motion-based and basically means moving around just by pointing, then learning is quite intuitive and won’t be a real problem. As this product takes off, we’ll see how well received this product will be and if this will cause a shift in the way we really use mice or if more people will opt to stick to the familiar.
Image via NEO ReflectionTags: accessories, Mouse