Mycestro is not your average mouse. In fact, it’s being touted as a 3D mouse that fits on the index finger and allows you to control your computer with hand gestures and mouse functions and is currently raising funds via Kickstarter. It still has about another month to go to raise its pledged goal of $100,000. Created by Nick Mastandrea after noticing how a traditional mouse didn’t allow for much room in tight spaces (i.e. flying) and thinking how cool it would be if one could control a PC’s functions just by moving a finger.
The size of an earpiece, the 3D mouse is very light, weighing next to nothing. It has an internal battery that can be charged via USB and its battery life is estimated to be up to 8 hours depending on use. The 3D mouse also has the ability to track hand motion in 3D space, while being activated by your thumb. So when you’re not touching it, the cursor and cursor function pause until you begin to use it again. To use it, all you have to do is touch anywhere on the panel and you then control the cursor position by moving your hand in the direction you want it to go. To make selections, release the touch panel and then tap it again on the left, middle or right button section.
And since it incorporates Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Protocol, it’s compatible with Bluetooth Smart Ready devices like the iPad3 and iPad Mini, iPhone 4S and newer, iPod Touch Gen5, Apple MacBook Air, Mac mini and MacBook Pro, and any PC with a compatible BLE dongle. According to the Kickstarter post, it’ll be available for Android devices by the end of the year. If you pledge $79 or more you get one Mycestro in classic white and a T-shirt, but if you give $99 or more, you can get one in either cyan, magenta yellow or black.