Nod Gesture Ring Makes Your Finger an Input Device for $149

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  1. dgstorm

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    Although this definitely seems like a toy for people with money to burn, the concept is still intriguing. It's called the Nod gesture ring, and for the "bargain" [sarcasm intended] price of $149 it will basically turn your ringer into an input device. You can use it as a mouse, a pointer, and/or a virtual remote touch input for a variety of things.

    It doesn't tell the time, or help you with health statistics... it basically just converts your finger into a remote. Here's a quote with a few more details,

    The video is definitely worth checking out. We can't see this becoming a main-stream consumer product until the price comes down considerably, but we can imagine that it might take off eventually as early adopters drive the price down. We can even envision some combination of this mixed with an Xbox One Kinect 2.0 style camera could make for a very "Minority Report"-like UI of the future. What do you guys think?

    For those with the cash to burn, you can preorder it at the source link below

    Source: Nod
     
  2. Jeffrey

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    I can see this in my toy chest.
     
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    I have a Leap Motion controller. Looks a little less silly. ;)
     
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    Did the Green Lantern have one of those?
     
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    It's a really expensive Wiimote that you wear on your finger. While the concept is cool, and the video definitely points out some of the great things you can do with it...it looks slow and there appears to be a high latency between the gesture and the command on screen.

    Will definitely be keeping an eye on this kind of technology though. If they can improve how fast you can move your hands and increase accuracy, I'd get one of these.