Click away in the air with Thanko finger mouse

(Credit: Thanko)

We’ve seen plenty of gestural alternatives to the standard wireless mouse, but here’s one that’s lightweight enough to hang on your index finger.

The Flick Finger Mouse from the indefatigable gadget magicians at Japan’s Thanko lets you manipulate a cursor by pointing in the air and clicking with your thumb.

Designed for Windows, Mac, and Android, the pointer has two modes: laser and air. In the former it works as an ordinary mouse, but set it to “air” and it’s no longer bound to your desk.

Equipped with a high-efficiency gyro sensor, the gadget clips to your index finger with a plastic ring and hangs on the side.

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