Innovative Developments’ latest device, the Mycestro (funding through March 29), is a wireless mouse that will make you look like you’re pantomiming baton waving. Picture the gloves from Minority Report except simplified in concept and designed to actually work with today’s computers.
The Mycestro is a small device—about the size of a heartrate monitor—that affixes to your index finger. A touch-sensitive panel divided into three sections rests on the gadget’s left side, presenting your thumb with buttons corresponding to left, middle, and right mouse clicks. Alternatively, you can achieve a left-click with a tap of the fingertips or a forward jutting motion—functions meant for gaming applications. A swiping motion mimics scrolling a mouse wheel. You clear the cursor’s default inactive state by pressing and holding any section, allowing gestures of the hand to move your pointer about the screen. The USB-charged battery has an estimated battery life of eight hours.
Mycestro’s team has already blown past its $100,000 goal funding, but you can still get in on the ground floor. $79 and $99 pledges will both garner you a Mycestro mouse and a tee shirt, the latter allowing you to choose the device’s color. $10 shipping fees apply to anybody outside the U.S.
CEO Nick Mastandrea has years of engineering and design experience—and many patents under his belt—and now the money to bring this product to market. How practical the Mycestro turns out to be is anyone’s guess, but you’ll have a strong chance of finding out.
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