Do you get tired of using a mouse to control your computer? Have you ever wished you could just use your fingers to navigate around your screen? Well, now there is a product that allows you to do just that! AirPoint Ring is a wearable finger device that offers 3D navigation on top of the functionalities of a typical mouse. This means that you can control your computer with just your fingertips!
The AirPoint Ring is a ring-shaped finger wearable unit that offers users a more natural way to interact with their computers. Most importantly, it is easy to use! All you have to do is put it on your finger, pair it with your computer, and you're ready to go! Rather than holding your hand over a mouse and moving it around your desk, you can simply wave your hand around in the air. This is great for people who use a computer a lot and get strain from the mouse. It's also great for people presenting through PowerPoint, or something similar.
The Ring includes all of the additional features we have come to expect from a mouse, including the ability to click, drag, scroll, zoom, and navigate, all accessible through gestures. The product also comes with a rechargeable AirPoint Charger that allows you to charge your Ring by seamlessly docking into it.
There are many benefits to the AirPoint Ring. One of the most important, however, is reduced fatigue problems. Using a typical mouse can often lead to fatigue in the hands and arms. The AirPoint Ring eliminates this problem because all of the navigation is done with your fingers.
You can also experience increased productivity. Many users report that they are more productive when using the AirPoint Ring because it allows them to do tasks faster and more easily. But, it's also ideal for presentations because you can move around the screen quickly and easily without having to worry about getting lost.
Depending on the game, it can also be great for gaming. The AirPoint Ring provides a more immersive gaming experience by allowing you to navigate through the game environment with ease. It can also be perfect for artists and designers. This is especially true for artists and designers who need to navigate around complex three-dimensional spaces.
Who is the AirPoint Ring for?
The AirPoint Ring is perfect for anyone who wants an easier, more natural way to interact with their computer. The product is ideal for presentations, gaming, art and design work, and general navigation around the screen. Essentially, if you are looking for a new way to use your computer, either at your desk or from across the room, the AirPoint Ring might be your perfect new companion.
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So who am I visiting with?
Hi Marlo. My name is Anoop Joseph and the CEO of Magnima.
Nice to meet you. Okay. Can you pull the box away? There you go and then show that to the camera so we can see. Yep, yep. Oh, I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Put that right back where it was at. I'm sorry.
So works with gestures. Okay. So give me why you'd want to use this mouse instead of our standard mouse?
Sure, the fluidity of the process? Yes. Yep.
-Really sleek, nobody will notice. You can do different things. You can do touchback, and so forth. So it really helps the keynote speakers to focus, engage more with the audience. Especially as teachers, we want to walk around the classroom, and we want to engage with our students. And by sliding this on the fingers desk, we are able to control and able to focus on our audience rather than dealing with technology.
Very interesting. Very interesting. So what about ergonomics?
You mean, is there an advantage to this over a regular mouse and carpal tunnel and all that good stuff?
Absolutely. Because you can see it's, it fits all finger sizes, and it is sleek. Instead of usually, when you're presenting, you're carrying a microphone or some kind of thing, right? This frees your hands, right? You can actually engage more with the audience. And it's kind of a really rich moment. So it's really, once you learn how to use it, it's really easy to use.
So, the setup of this same thing as setting up a wireless mouse right now.
Absolutely Okay. Very easy. You connect through Bluetooth and you're good to go.
There's also an app, which provides you additional functionalities to adjust your speed, customize custom gestures, and so forth.
So outside of the things that you've talked about what other may be unusual or unique things can you do with this mouse that you couldn't do with a regular mouse? I mean, are you able to example draw something on a screen or things like that?
Absolutely. So, for example, if you are able to, so we have a laser pointer that you can use to highlight. So, it brings in all the different elements in one app. So for drawing applications, I will just maybe do a drag and drop demonstration right here. So it gives you fine control right like this. Yes. So drawing in 3d applications, there are some use cases where you're modeling something and then you want to show by just controlling you know, your 3D models.
Very, very interesting. What about the price point? How does it compare to a regular Bluetooth mouse?
It's available from magnima.com and Amazon retailing for $130.
So but like a Microsoft mouse, a Bluetooth mouse, would run $99 anyway. Right?
You know, and actually, a really good mouse will run you a couple of 100 bucks. Absolutely. Yes. So you're right in the same price range as what a good mouse would be.
So interesting. Okay. And that Magnima.com you said?
Any other products that you have?
Yes, we are all also right now it comes with a case. So you can just dock it in. Next year, we are going to introduce a mouse version where you can actually use a mouse as well.
So you can dock into a computer mouse? Oh, you can use it as a mouse as well.
Interesting. Interesting. I'm assuming it's charging also in the case.
So this comes with an internal battery. So it's keeping it charged all the time.
And how long have you had this product on the market?
We have the mass production units coming out just a month ago.
And the product has three patents. And it's been under development for more than three years.
How's it going so far?
We're getting great feedback and responses as well.
Good. Good. And that's a little too early to probably ask you how CES is going? Yes. But is this your first CES?
No, this is our third.
Okay. Okay. Yes. So a little different this year, isn't it?
Absolutely. Yes, we presented the prototype in 2020.
Yeah. Yeah. Okay.
We got great feedback. And we made the product based on the feedback we received.
And back in 2021, Virtual CES, we got more feedback. And we were able to incorporate that into our use cases.
So CES has been very instrumental in the development of this product.
Absolutely. So we get to engage with our users and get live feedback. And we iterate our product based on what our customer needs.
Very cool. All right, well, once again, where do we find more information.
You can go to magnima.com to order and know the videos and product reviews, as well as to order the product, and also the product can be purchased through Amazon.
Okay. Very good. It's been a pleasure having you on the show today. I actually look forward to it, I'm going to order one of these.
I get so tired of a regular mouse and the gesture part of it for me is going to be fantastic.
Especially if working from home
table setup. You can simply, you know, relax, walk around and control your Zoom or Skype foundations with us. And once you learn it, it's really easy to use.
And I really agree with you about that presentation piece because there's nothing that kills a presentation like you have to go to that mouse and move. You know if there's some issue going on with your presentation to move
You have to really go back to the podium or you're stuck at the podium.
But this one gives you engagement with the audience. You can walk around, do all kinds of things.
Yeah, I think it's impressive. So all right. Very good. Thank you very much.
Thank you for having me.
Have a great CES.
TPN CES 2022 coverage is executive produced by Michele Mendez. Technical Directors are Kurt Corless and Adam Barker. Associate producers are Nancy Ertz and Maurice McCoy. Interviews are edited by Jo Mini. Hosts are Marlo Anderson, Todd Cochrane, Scott Ertz, Christopher Jordan, Daniele Mendez, and Allante Sparks. Las Vegas studio provided by HC Productions. Remote studio provided by PLUGHITZ Productions. This has been Tech Podcasts Network Production, copyright 2022.