Fingers will no longer be meant for rings alone – what with computer mice wanting to adorn them too. Please welcome yet another innovation from Asia – the Logisys optical finger mouse. Using it is pretty straightforward. Just strap it on your index finger and move your finger around to move the cursor on the screen. Using the dual mouse buttons and the scroll wheel with your thumb, the rest of the mouse functions become accessible. As it’s an 800 dpi mouse, it works on nearly any surface, except, as with all optical mice, reflective glass surfaces.
The obvious advantage of this mouse lies in the fact that it requires so little surface area and would be ideal in cramped places. Though it can probably help those suffering from RSI related injuries, I have concerns whether this would end up creating more stress on the index finger. The big negative for me is that this is a wired mouse. After I’m done with my work, I’m used to just moving away from my workplace. With this mouse strapped to me, one moment of forgetfulness has the potential to drag away my entire system along with me. Cost and the size of the mouse seem to have been concerns leading the manufacturer to go the wired USB way.