A mouse for your ring finger

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The Finger Mouse: a big plastic rock of geekish bling that lets you control your pointer from the knuckle. Like a tiny jewel, a small trackball sits in the upper-left quadrant, surrounded on three sides by a scroll button, a left click button and a right click button. ou will require prehensile fingers or opposable joints to operate the finger mouse one-handed, but it’s still a rather nifty idea… except it’s wired, which wholly eliminates the Finger Mouse’s potential killer app of being a slick way to control a Powerpoint presentation from behind the projector. £14.99 will get you one from Maplin.

Wired Optical Ring Mouse [Maplin via Red Ferret]

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8 Responses to A mouse for your ring finger

  1. cha0tic says:

    I don’t really get how you’re meant to use it.

  2. historyman68 says:

    My grandparents have something very similar. It’s practically useless, the only use possibly coming from being able to click on one thing while keeping the mouse in the same position (say, reading webcomics or viewing flikr photo collections sequentially while the “next” button stays in one place).

  3. TedJohnson says:

    #6 It’s quite easy to use.

    Here is a video demonstration.

  4. Halloween Jack says:

    Yeahhh… let’s have a wireless version, plated with 18K gold and with jewels as the buttons, so that I can wave it around and summon my henchman while intoning, “Your beautiful companion will… entertain me… long after you are dead, Flash Gordon! Mua ha ha ha!” Also, it would facilitate porn surfing.

  5. SamF says:

    If you wear it with the controls inward, you could probably operate it one-handed by using your thumb.

  6. SamF says:

    If you wear it with the controls inward, you could probably operate it one-handed by using your thumb.

  7. John Brownlee says:

    Except then the mouse buttons are backwards!

  8. strider_mt2k says:

    Look min, what’s wired to you is pefectly neetral to others, ‘kay?

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