CES 2011 is a rat-infested place, and Genius has had a hand in it. With three new special mouse producs unveiled, they’re making sure barely anybody know what species of mice these are.
The Ring mouse, for example, takes the control surface of the surface altogether. It can be worn around a finger, has two buttons, but I can’t quite figure out how the control surface works – or if there even is one. Looks like it would be a snap to control presentations with it, but not much else. Wireless pen mouse? Yes, that would be the.. Pen Mouse. It works just like a stylus would on a tablet, only there’s no tablet involved. And to make it save energy, when not in use, it goes into sleep mode.
Not to go unnoticed in the devices-with-snazzy-names category, Genius made the Navigator 905 Vogue, which has to be the fanciest name for a mouse, ever. It has BlueEye technology, instead of the usual optical sensor used for wireless mice.
While it won’t cast enough light to read by, Huey the chameleon lamp would make a great night-light. Like a true chameleon, he adapts to his environment and glows in the same color as whatever’s underneath him.
If your whole house is void of color, he can otherwise cycle through the whole color range. A small squeeze of his body when he settles on your preferred color locks it in. Surprisingly, this lamp only costs $30, which I think is a great price for something that uses a couple of white LEDs and an optical sensor to recognize and emulate the color under his belly. ThinkGeek via Technabob
Taiwanese peripheral manufacturer Tt eSports has launched a new three button gaming mouse aimed to please those with a penchant for fragging. Unlike other options out there such as the Razer Lachesis, which tout ever-increasing sensitivity specs, the Azurues’ optical sensor engine is content to top out at 1600 dpi, and can easily be adjusted down to 400 / 800 dpi via a hardware switch on the bottom. That makes it ideal for those who prefer a little more wrist leeway while shooting. Other niceties include a black rubber coating for grip, an adjustable weight design, low friction Teflon feet, integrated lighting, and a braided cable to take repeated abuse from the thrill of desk-side battle. Unfortunately, pricing and availability are still unknown, so there’s no need to remove your cursor from the back of your next victim’s head until more details surface.