Take a look at the devices you are using now; do you know how they used to look 30 years ago? From what type of electronic devices did they evolve from? Do you ever imagine how they will look in, say, 20 years? If there was one thing that evolution is good at, it’s making things better. Just like what “evolution” has done to the PC mouse. Long ago, we bid adios to the ballpoint mouse, then the optical mouse and the wireless mouse, and now, brace yourself for the new Celluon evoMOUSE.
Introducing evoMOUSE, the latest and probably most cutting-edge version of the mouse today. While the Seoul-based leader in 3D Electronic Perception Technology added this product to its technology lineup, the company has yet to divulge when the evoMOUSE will be out on the market. In the meantime, a video was released previewing its features.
So what is the evoMOUSE? It’s a mouse that allows you to use your finger as a pointer in place of a physical mouse. It sits right at the position where you would usually place a mouse, and through its two infrared sensors that look like eyes, it allows the usual mouse functions: click and select, drag and drop, right click, and double-click. It also allows a little more functions similar to touch enabled devices such as rotate, pinch to zoom, and handwriting recognition, which you can do using your finger or a pen.
What’s even more interesting is that the evoMOUSE can be connected wirelessly via Bluetooth or can be wired via USB. Yes, you heard it right! The evoMOUSE is a USB peripheral so you don’t have to worry about charging it all the time. However, if you choose to use it wirelessly, you can have it running for two hours once charged.
Seeing the image of this USB mouse for the first time, users will probably just say it is “cute.” Well it really is! Molded into the shape of an animal, and with two sensors resembling a pair of eyes, it looks nothing like the famous rodent from which the device is named from. We heard Celluon almost called it “Pet” but because of similar functions it decided to stick with well, “Mouse.”
Celluon assures that this USB gadget works on most flat surfaces and does not need a huge amount of space to operate. In terms of compatibility, it works with PCs and laptops with Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 as operating systems. Moreover, it works with your Windows Mobile, Blackberry and Symbian devices. Sorry, MAC users are out of luck for now.
Finally, what may be the best advantage of the evoMOUSE is that you don’t use it like an ordinary PC or Mac mouse. Instead, the way it operates by letting your fingers do the moving naturally reduces the risk of repetitive stress injuries such as the dreaded Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
We say it is portable, and fits perfectly for people on-the-go. However, if you’re much of a gamer, it may take a little while before you master its functions and find it helpful.
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