The team at Mionix reaches their Kickstarter goal for the first biometric gaming mouse.
One of the few interesting things that we managed to get our hands on during CES this year was an unlikely candidate: a mouse. But unlike other more traditional gaming peripherals, Mionix's new NAOS Quantified Gaming device is both a body sensor and pointing device rolled into one.
Mionix says that its new NAOS QG mouse helps its user identify gaming habits at the biometric level to further improve gaming performance as well as help keep the user aware of the performance of their actions in relation to their team.
Mionix is thinking a bit outside the cage for its newest mouse, the Naos QG (Quantified Gaming), which is currently on Kickstarter seeking $100,000 in funding. Described as the world's first smart mouse, the Naos QG is equipped with various sensors that track body reactions in order to provide "deep insights into your gaming." It's a similar concept to tracking data on athletes, and then using that data to improve their abilities.
This advanced mouse waves a 32-bit ARM processor and 7000 DPI sensor
Mionix isn't a name you hear that all that often in the States, though I tend to perk up when they make an announcement. That's because I played with the company's Naos 8200 mouse a year ago and it quickly became my go-to rodent, at least until my puppy decided it would make a great chew toy. In any event, the Swedish manufacturer of gaming peripherals just another product, the Naos 7000 Gaming Mouse.
I'm a little surprised that Mionix doesn't have a Wikipedia page. The Swedish maker of gaming peripheral devices has been around for half a decade, and I had been happily using the company's Naos 5000 mouse until my Schipperke chewed it up. It was the company's top of the line rodent until today, replaced by the Naos 8200 gaming mouse with a 32-bit ARM processor and 8200 DPI laser sensor.