The mouse. The Achilles’ Heel of the computer. The mouse is one of the greatest nuisances that computer users have to deal with, we just want to open what we want without hassle. Yet touchscreen computers are just to expensive, and that iPad next to you just doesn’t cut it yet. The Ion Wireless Air Mouse by Bellco Ventures Inc brings us one step closer.
The Ion Air Mouse’s design is relatively simple. It consists of a partial glove with an attached sensor that runs a cable to
the finger where the mouse buttons for clicking are strapped on. Positioned on the sensor there is an on/off switch, the
micro-usb charging port and three LED lights, for charging status, power, and active or not. The finger p
ortion has three buttons; left click, right click, and pause. In order to connect the Air Mouse to your computer you simply plug in tiny USBdongle into you computer and your good to go. I like that Bellco chose this method of connection over something like bluetooth because it provided a stronger connection that is unaffected by interference. The Air Mmouse is compatible with Mac, PC, and Linux, with the only requirement being a USB port.
Using the Air Mouse could not be simpler, just slip the glove on and adjust it to your had, do the same with the finger tip, then plug in the adapter into your computer and wait for the drivers to install. Once that finishes, turn on the mouse and your ready to start clicking. The mouse does take some getting used to, but you can always adjust your computer’s mouse settings to make it easier. With the air mouse, just move your hand in the direction you want the cursor to move and then left or right click your heart away. If you want to readjust the position of your hand, or you need to type, just click the pause button and the Air Mouse’s motion sensing becomes inactive, but leaving clicking functionality available.
I must say, the Ion Air Mouse is very versatile. It works great for everyday use, but it really shines when you get a little creative. When I hook up my laptop to my TV, I can now just sit back and do all my controlling needs from the comfort of my couch. No longer will I have to get up over and over again to change the volume between fight seen and whispering dialogue. The Air Mouse also works well for presentations; the other day in fact, I used the Air Mouse for a presentation in English class, the mouse gave me the versatility to move around the room, while still being able to advance the slides.
Overall, the Ion Wireless Mouse, is pretty awesome. It is the ultimate ergonomic device and looking like you’re part robot is an added bonus. The simple set up and use is great and the mouse is fun to use. The only draw back is that it does take some getting used to. I would give it 4.5 stars for sure. You can buy it for 79.95 Here.
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