Genius Ring Mouse Review The Best Ri ng Mouse Yet
The Ring Mouse from Genius is a wireless 2.4 GHz all in one remote that will serve as a regular mouse, a media center controller and a PowerPoint display manager all at once. You’ve got two buttons and a trackpad built into the ring, with a USB cable to charge the mouse itself, a USB receiver to make it wireless, and a nice little traveling case (complete with foam inserts so that everything goes into its own little impossible to jostle place) to keep the whole package safe and together.
I was definitely impressed. If you’re going to do a ring mouse, this is how you do it. Wireless, fairly easy to work with, simple installation process, the whole nine yards. The only bad thing I can really say about the Genius Ring Mouse is that it takes a whole lot of getting used to. The trackpad is simple enough to operate, but you’ll likely be doing so with your thumb, and thumbs were generally not made for precision maneuvers like moving a mouse cursor around a screen.
But still, as ring mice go, until we get to the point where a ring mouse can be made that tracks finger movement, this will be about the best one you can get, I’d say. Getting used to an unusual control scheme is about the worst problem you’ll have with it, and if you like your mice wireless as it is, then this one will be especially welcome as it has an onboard batter you charge via USB, unlike a lot of wireless mice. Though considering these sell at Amazon for $69.99, you may not want to make the experiment yourself.
So if you’re ready to work with an unusual control scheme, you’re going to get plenty of use and value out of the Genius Ring Mouse, a mouse that really shows the others how to do the job.
Charges via USB so no need for batteries
Simple to learn
Difficult to master
Score 8 / 10