Monday, August 12th 2013

Genius Launches Cam Mouse

Genius introduces its new 2-in-1 device, the Cam Mouse, an innovative mouse that becomes a camera with instant photo uploading, QR code scanning and more.
The Cam Mouse combines a 1200 DPI mouse with a 2 MP camera, bringing the best of both worlds. And while cameras on notebook monitors are awkward and unwieldy, the Cam mouse is as easy to use as a small hand-held camera. Plus it can seamlessly switch between mouse and camera modes in a split second - simply slide open the lens cover and snap away.

The Cam mouse also makes it easy to share ones photos with friends and family. It syncs with social media sites, so one can instantly upload pictures. In addition the Cam mouse provides photo-editing tools and scans QR Codes. So if a teacher is about to erase some valuable notes off the board, or if a presenter in a meeting switches slides too quickly, one can take advantage of the Cam Mouse's speed and versatility to take a photo right when one is in need of it.

Product Features
  • Innovative mouse that also functions as a cameras
  • 1200 DPI Blue Eye technology works on an almost any surface
  • 2.0M 720P HD pixels provide high resolution images
  • Contoured for comfort
  • Instantly uploads photos to social media sites
  • Easy to use photo editing tools
  • Scans QR Codes
The Genius Cam Mouse is available at US $34.99.
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15 Comments on Genius Launches Cam Mouse

#1
RejZoR
Not such a stupid idea. And if it can scan QR codes, it means it also auto-focuses which is cool.
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#2
Jorge
I highly doubt there is a big market for this. It looks more like a gimmick.
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#3
Octavean
I'm going to wait for the kitchen sink model with combo deep fryer,..... ;)
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
A bit like that OCR-scanning mouse.. Not much use for most people but I guess someone would like it.
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#5
jihadjoe
This will be awesome in coffee shops! Why you pointing your mouse at me, bro? :D
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#6
remixedcat
cuecat called....

they want thier gimmack back
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Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: remixedcat
cuecat called....

they want thier gimmack back
Cuecat was a bit different. Cuecat did not function as a mouse and you had to use special Cuecat barcodes. Neither regular barcodes nor QR codes(which weren't mainstream at the time) worked. I know, because I still have mine laying around somewhere. That thing was utterly useless, lol.
This is a fully-functioning camera that doubles as a QR code/barcode scanner, which itself is built into a functioning mouse. Brilliant idea, but I doubt its success. How many people are going to be willing to use a 1200DPI mouse for the sake of not having to use a dedicated webcam?
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#8
erocker
These could work at many pos (point of sale) retailers, shops, etc.
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Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: erocker
These could work at many pos (point of sale) retailers, shops, etc.
And probably flea markets, lol.
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Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: lemonadesoda
There's a better mouse out there than can scan pages, barcodes, and handwriting. https://www.irislink.com/c2-2457-189/IRIScan-Mouse---Mouse-Scanner.aspx

Even THAT product struggles to sell. I don't see how the genius cam mouse will survive.
Maybe because that's $79 for a mouse and scanner only, and scanning a document like that seems tedious.
This is a mouse and camera/QR scanner, and it's only $30. I'm not saying it'll sell well, but I think it has a better chance than that scanner mouse.
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#13
maksic87
It's Genius, they have a good idea, bad materials and cheap products. I can't say I'm sure but i think that they will sell this.

In my country there is a rule.

If it's cheap ill buy it even if I would get double quality for a dollar more.

It sound crazy but that's just the thing that 90% of customers do when they come to buy anything.
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#14
xorbe
Cool idea. I used to have a Genius mouse many years ago. Had no idea the brand was still around!
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#15
riffraffy
Who's the genius that made this.
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