What does smartmouse means, anyway ? in which way is it “smart” ?
First, except from the basic bluetooth mouse capacities, you can use it the same way as a wiimote: to point at your screen, scroll, etc. With the built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, you can also use it to play games on your PC, or TV connected to your computer. Sadly, it cannot be used on TV without a PC connected to it. So that’s not super useful, after all.
the EGO comes with 2,4,6, or 8gb of storage. You may ask why a mouse needs so much gigabytes. Well, it happens that whenever you connect via bluetooth to a computer, you can transfer data to your mouse, or from your mouse to your computer, wirelessly. Neat ? Yeah. In fact this is my favorite aspect of the EGO. I find the accelerometer not useful for work task, and merely useful for gaming. Let’s be honest. Who’s going to play fruit ninja on his PC ? No one.
If this smartmouse appeals to you, pre-order it now on kickstarter of course.