Mycestro™ is looking to replace your mouse. Check it out on Kickstarter.
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Those who are not alive during the release of a product are doomed to talk about it. Nintendo released the Power Glove over two decades ago and it was so well received that it eventually spawned a meme reflecting its renowned acclaim. All joking aside, the Power Glove was definitely a little too ahead of its time; the controls were clunky, inaccurate, and apparently game enthusiasts weren’t quite ready to incubate their hands with a cyborg hand vac.
Based on the releases of technologies such as Leap Motion and Myo, we’re moving closer to a world where our arms and hands are the standard input devices for our digital world. We’ve advanced to the point where a good idea appears to be supported by good execution. Let the Power Glove serve as a reminder of how far we’ve come, but also as a lesson of how “the next big thing” sometimes becomes the next big laugh.
Myo is an armband that uses motion and muscle activity sensors to let users wirelessly control their digital devices. Pre-order is available at getmyo.com.
Picked up one of these bad boys at a flea market. Never expected to use it for anything outside of annoying and creeping out my friends, but it’s proven to be a great asset to my work desk.
Sometimes we need to extend our reach. Say you’re in the middle of working and you need something that’s a little too far away. It’s a hassle to break your flow to get up and walk a few feet to get something that you could easily grab with one of these hand grabbers. Yes, it’s enabling laziness to the nth degree, which is not good, but it’s a handy (hardy har) tool to have near one’s desk.
If you’re interested in extending your reach to save time, energy, or because you need to conquer those hard-to-reach places, I suggest picking one of these up. Amazon’s “#1 best-seller” for a reaching aid is the Nifty Nabber Pick-Up Tool. Just make sure to keep it nearby. It’s a very first world problem to have to get up to get your grabber to grab things.