There are many innovative and useful mice out there, but here’s one that will appeal to those who want their mouse to have natural touch gestures. Swiftpoint GT is described as world’s 1st mouse with natural touch gestures and it is currently seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter. It has received already almost double than its initial goal of $25, 000 with more than 400 backers at the time of writing this story.
Swiftpoint GT combines intuitive touch gestures with the precision and convenience of a mouse, being the first mouse in the world to do so. It allows users to swipe or flick using a natural finger and wrist action, without actually having to reach for your screen.
This will prove to be especially useful with touch-enabled laptops for hybrid devices. You can use it on a desk, laptop palmrest, and pretty much everywhere you want. The mouse is rechargeable and wireless-enabled, of course, supporting Bluetooth 4 or the supplied USB receiver.
This device will prove especially useful for current Windows 7 users who will make the jump to Windows 10 once it becomes available for everybody. What you need to know is that while it will work flawlessly with touchscreens, you don’t really need one for it to work. This mouse also simulates touch panning and flicking on Windows 7.
The GT is said to be 30%-40% more efficient and more accurate than a touchpad, according to an industry-standard Fitts’ Law test. Despite being rather small, the GT’s pen-like grip feels natural to use in anyone’s hands, large or small. Besides Windows 7, 8 and 10, it will also work with your Mac laptop or desktop, Android and even an iPad when using a Remote Desktop Connection.
For $93 plus the shipping costs, you can get one Swiftpoint GT device in full retail packaging with all accessories included, thus saving $46 off the retail launch price. It comes with free shipping in US and NZ, add $7 for other countries.