Sure, Ring Mouse sounds like something you might catch from an out-of-control rodent population while on vacation in a foreign country. And yes, we'll admit that that the whole concept sounds a bit awkward to those who have spent their entire computing lives using more input devices, but we've heard some compelling feedback from those who've actually tried Genius's wearable wireless peripheral, and it turns out the thing is actually usable. Now you can get in on that action, seeing as how the company just announced North American availability for the wireless peripheral. For $70, you can get your hands on -- or, rather, in -- one of these things, if you're a Windows user. Of course, you could use it for an engagement ring; just plan on being single for a very long time.
Genius' iF Award-Winning Ring Mouse
Now Available in North America
Remote Control At Your Fingertips
May 12, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan – Genius, a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals, today releases their iF award-winning Ring Mouse, making it available to North American consumers. This innovative input device provides flexibility in completely new ways. Worn as a ring on a finger so your thumb controls all the functions. This device gives you wireless freedom during presentations, web browsing, picture and video viewing, etc., as it fits conveniently and comfortably on your fingers.
The Genius Ring Mouse uses patented touch-control technology for scrolling, and it has movement sensitivity up to 1000 dpi. Utilizing anti-interference 2.4Ghz wireless frequency, the Ring Mouse can be controlled as far as 10 meters away using the minute Pico USB receiver that plugs into USB ports of desktops and laptops. Powered by a highly efficient, rechargeable lithium battery, it comes with a portable USB battery charger as well as a hard-shell carrying case for travel protection.
ioMedia software is included to provide multimedia application control like play/pause, fast forward/rewind, etc. The ioMedia functions can be used in the following applications: IE, Windows Media Player, Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, and Adobe Reader.
Available USB port
DVD-ROM drive for software installation
Pico USB receiver
Retractable USB charger
CD for software installation
Multi-language user's manual