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Ring Mouse Is Sheer Genius

Who needs a mouse pad? For that matter, who needs a mousing surface at all when you can get smarter with something like the Genius Ring Mouse. It’s a mouse that you wear like a ring, controlling your computer with a few gentle strokes of your thumb.

The Ring Mouse is a pretty novel concept. It sounds like they’ve put a very small trackpad on the ring portion, letting your thumb slide over it to move around. The “touch-control technology” allows for up to 1000 dpi sensitivity. I imagine this’d be pretty great for sales presentations and other situations.

Like so many other wireless mice, the Genius Ring Mouse operates on the popular 2.4GHz frequency for an effective range of up to 30 feet. A portable USB battery charger and hard-shell carrying case come bundled with the $69.99 accessory. Genius has announced that they’ll sell it to North American consumers, but didn’t indicate a launch date.

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  • Mmkdesign2005

    It a good idea, but like “freemachine” mentioned, it need a scroll. What about the drag function? If your thumb is busy clicking how do you drag?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve used a trackball for years.  My favorite was Microsoft’s (original) Optical Trackball Explorer.  Now I use an Optical Trackman by Logitech.  Both models have the ball on the left side, so you rotate the ball with your right thumb.  Using your thumb to flick the ball reduces hand movement, yet you can really position the pointer with real precision with the smallest gesture.  The reason I’m posting all this is that I this ring mouse looks like it would be a easy transition for me, given that I use my thumb for everything as it is.

    The only reason I wouldn’t buy this is that it’s missing a scroll wheel, which I cannot live without. If they add a wheel I’d probably try it.