I like the Leap as well, but I need a new mouse anyways and I think this could almost be both. Plus, as I said, I have always wanted a mouse to wave around. Also, I have a lot of computers and the fact that I could use it on all of them is a huge plus.
Cabe, as far as the security features, I wouldn't use them anyway. What I like is the Wii-remote style use of it. I have always wanted a mouse I could use in the air like that. Every time I pick up my wireless mouse I want to wave it around! I want this mouse. Thanks for the article.
Ahan very interesting, uptill now i have only heard of smartphones but this is the first time i came across smartmouse its an excellent/portable technology. I guess it will make lifes easier for the gadgets freaks as they will just need to carry one smartmouse and it will fullfill majority of their requirements . I am confused regarding security i mean can smartmouse be locked the sameway as smartphone when stolen ?
I think the mouse has lasted so long due to fatigue. I used a pen style interface... it is as tiring as writing. I used Kinect on a PC... arms in the air can be tiring. I use tablets and phones... moving arms and fingers around bring the same thing.
The mouse on the other hand, my hand and arm just lay there. Only small movements are needed to perform a task. I think the new HMIs are battling a behemoth for the mainstream.
Cabe, I realize there are new innovations in this area. What's surprising is how the humble mouse has maintained its position over a very long period of time. Efficiency of movement is tough to beat, and low cost.
If you haven't noticed, there is a big push happening in the HMI section of tech. With devices like 3D mice, Leap Motion's 3D sensor, and Microsoft's Kinect, we are poised to see new ways of interfacing with our devices of PCs. Nothing has really taken off much past the mouse besides the capacitive touchscreen.
"Some additional software-related features include: quick device-pairing via smartmouse camera and onscreen QR code, automatic login and access to favorite websites, and immediate access to cloud account upon connection."
cabe, from user point of view all such features are good and appreciable. But would you think it can maintain the security too? I mean unauthorized usage of the device by third parties.
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